Routine Tractor Maintenance Tips

Routine Tractor Maintenance Tips

July 31, 2023 | Maintenance | By: Martin's Outdoor Power Equipment

If you depend on a tractor for your daily operations, you know the importance of keeping it in good condition. After all, falling behind on maintenance can cost you time and money. Just like any vehicle, your tractor needs regular maintenance to prevent downtime and repairs. Keeping up with maintenance will also extend the lifespan of your tractor, and improve its resale value!

This guide from Martin’s Outdoor Power Equipment offers a quick overview of tractor maintenance, so you can make sure all your bases are covered. If you need more information, feel free to contact us! Martin’s Outdoor Power Equipment is your destination for tractors and more in Upstate New York, with locations in Seneca Falls, Geneva, and Twin Pines.

Keep It Clean

Never underestimate the importance of cleaning your tractor! This may not seem like an essential maintenance task, but it can actually make a big difference in the overall condition of your tractor. Sure, tractors are bound to get dirty, but allowing dirt and debris to build up over time can cause serious problems in the long run. To avoid corrosion from wreaking havoc on your tractor, make sure to clean it on a regular basis, following the instructions in the manual.

Check the Tires

Tractor tires can really take a beating, so make sure to give the tires a quick inspection before each use. Watch out for any punctures, leaks, and other signs of damage that may interfere with traction. You should also make sure your tires are inflated to the correct pressure level, in accordance with the user manual. This will ensure the safe, reliable operation of your tractor.

Change the Oil

Tractors depend on oil to keep the engine running smoothly. Oil lubricates every component of the engine, and prevents your tractor from overheating. As a general rule, you should change the oil in your tractor after about 100 hours of use. However, you should also be checking the oil regularly in between oil changes, to monitor the oil level and condition. If your tractor is going through oil faster than expected, it may indicate a problem with the engine.

Check Under the Hood

There is a lot going on under the hood of your tractor. Learning how to identify and inspect each component allows you to catch potential problems before they start interfering with the performance of your tractor. Check the air filters, radiator hoses, and spark plugs on a regular basis, and monitor the belts, hoses, and tubing for signs of wear and tear. If you find anything that needs to be replaced or repaired, make sure to address it before operating your tractor.

That covers the basics of tractor maintenance! Of course, even the most well-maintained tractor will need the occasional repair. When the time comes to have your tractor checked out by a technician, you can always turn to the experts here at Martin’s Outdoor Power Equipment. We serve those in Seneca Falls, Geneva, and Twin Pines, NY.