Winter can be a rough time for any type of machine and vehicle, including tractors. This is especially true if you aren’t using your tractor much, if at all, during the coldest months of the year. Just because you aren’t using it doesn’t mean that nothing can go wrong. Take advantage of the following tips to ensure your tractor makes it through the winter with no problems.
Before storing your tractor away for the winter, you should check its oil. If the levels are low, you should perform an oil change. In addition, you should evaluate the oil in your tractor and make sure there are no contaminants in it. If there are, there may be a larger problem that should be identified and repaired.
You should also change your tractor’s filters on a regular basis, even throughout the winter. Make sure you pay attention to both the fuel and air filters, and replace both the inner and outer filters at the same time.
There are a few last things that you will want to check a few times during the winter. First of all, check the spark plugs to ensure they are firing correctly. Often you will find carbon buildup that should be removed. Checking the coolant is also a good idea. You can use a hydrometer to ensure the coolant is a suitable temperature. Finally, measure the voltage levels of the batter and clean any terminals that are covered in debris.
By following these steps, you can make sure your tractor remains in top shape throughout the winter and the rest of the year. If you are in need of new gears for your tractor, contact us today!