Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Compact Tractor Servicing - part 2

Service guide
After the engine oil and filters are cleaned/changed, as part of a service, you should check the following items:
  1. Check and top up hydraulic oil. I use the Total agri oil NOT Hydraulic oil in my tractors. Its worth noting that some tractors have a spin on Hydraulic filter so change that as part of a service. Many have a strainer or gauze type filter buried deep in the back axle. My advice is only change or check the hydraulic filter if you have poor hydraulic response or a lack of lifting power.
  2. Check and top up antifreeze.
  3. Check fan belt.
  4. Grease all grease points - often on the steering or brakes.
  5. Check steering box for oil level and use gear oil if low.
  6. Check and adjust brakes.
There are many other things you can check over but if you complete all of the listed points at least once every 2 years or every 500 hours you should be able to keep your tractor running ‘spot on’ for many years to come.

Masterco Compact Tractors are experts in their field and are always happy to help so please talk to Sam at Masterco on 01278 686352 if you need advice or get in touch with us via our website if you want us to service your tractor for you.