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HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR NEW TRACTOR – THE FIRST 50 HOURS

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

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HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR NEW TRACTOR – THE FIRST 50 HOURS

Like all great machines that make our work a lot easier, tractors need maintenance. Maintenance is an important part of owning any machinery. No matter how good a machine is, if it isn't maintained, it wouldn't reach its potential.

Most often than not, lack of maintenance is the reason why some machines don't last long. Regular maintenance is almost as important if not more important than any other aspect of machinery care. Even if the machinery doesn't come with a series of care instructions, you could always do some research.

Tractor maintenance isn't so different from other machinery maintenance. Apart from the different parts and the special attention given to those parts, regular maintenance is similar.


While there is a lot of information on how to maintain a tractor, there is almost nothing about maintaining a new tractor.

You might wonder what there is to maintain on a new tractor. There's quite a bit. The first 50 hours after buying your new tractor is essential. You must carry out some maintenance practices if you want to maximize the use of the tractor.

In this article, we'd be showing you how to take care of your new tractor during the first 50 hours.


1. Change the Engine Oil

Machinery parts need grease and oil for their parts to move without unnecessary friction. One of the major aspects of maintaining your new tractor is changing the oil. Although you have scheduled times when you typically carry out your engine oil change, some situations call for more oil changes. Dusty conditions, for example.



How to Change Your Engine Oil

a. Warm up the engine oil by putting the engine of the tractor on.

b. After it sufficiently warms enough, put off the tractor

c. Chock the tires of the tractor. This would keep your tires grounded and firm.

d. Raise the hood area of the tractor and remove the side cover of the engine side cover.

e. Add a basin underneath the engine oil drain plug

f. Remove the oil filter and clean the area.

g. Add a small amount of engine oil into the gasket part of the new engine oil filter.

h. Install the new engine oil gasket. Turn until the gasket sits against the base.

i. Reinstall the engine oil drain plug.

j. Remove the engine oil filler cap and pour in 8.0qt of engine oil

k. Put back the engine oil filler cap.

Make sure you check for any mistakes made while changing the oil. If there are none, close the engine oil filler cap.


2. Replace the Engine Oil Filter

a. Replacing the engine oil filter is another part of tractor maintenance. You need to observe the engine oil filter to prevent it from developing problems mid-work. Here are the steps involved.

b. Warm up the engine oil by putting the engine of the tractor on.

c. After it warms enough, put off the tractor

d. Chock the tires of the tractor. This would keep your tires grounded and firm.

e. Raise the hood area of the tractor. Remove the side cover of the engine side cover.

f. Add a basin underneath the engine oil drain plug

g. Remove the engine oil filter and clean the area. Turn the engine oil filter in a counterclockwise direction to loosen it.

h. Add a small amount of oil into the gasket.

i. Install the new engine oil filter by turning it in a clockwise direction. Keep turning until the gasket is against the oil filter base.


3. Replace the Hydraulic Transmission Oil Filter

Replacing the hydraulic transmission oil filter is another way to maintain your new tractor. The hydraulic transmission filter should be changed to prevent contaminating the oil. Contamination of the oil could give rise to more critical problems.


Tractor maintenance, including oil and filter changes are essential

How to Change the Transmission Hydraulic Oil Filter.

a. If the tractor has been parked for a while, run the engine to warm up the transmission oil.

b. Put off the engine and chock all the tires to prevent rolling. Allow the engine to cool down for a few minutes.

c. Place an oil pan under the transmission drain plug, and rear axle drain plugs.

d. Remove the drain plugs and allow the transmission oil to flow out.

e. Install the drain plugs and tighten them.

f. Put another oil pan underneath the transmission hydraulic filter and line filter.

g. With counterclockwise turns, remove the transmission hydraulic filter.

h. Add some new hydraulic oil to the gasket of the new transmission filter and line filter.

i. Add the right hydraulic oil to the transmission filters.

j. Install the filters by turning them in a clockwise direction. Keep turning until the gasket is seated tightly against the transmission hydraulic oil filter.

k. Give the hydraulic transmission filter and the line fainter another half turn.


4. Change the Hydraulic Transmission Oil

Changing the hydraulic transmission oil is a vital part of tractor maintenance. It is done to prevent contaminated oil, which might cause your engine to develop bigger problems.


Here Are the steps...

a. If the tractor has been safely parked for a while, run the engine to warm up the transmission oil.

b. Put off the engine and chock all the tires to prevent rolling. Allow the engine to cool down for a few minutes.

c. Place an oil pan under the transmission drain plug, and rear axle drain plugs.

d. Remove the drain plugs and allow the transmission oil to flow out.

e. Install the drain plugs and tighten them.

f. Put another oil pan underneath the hydraulic transmission filter and line filter.

g. With counterclockwise turns, remove the hydraulic transmission filter.

h. Add some new hydraulic oil to the gasket of the new transmission filter and line filter.

i. Add the right hydraulic oil to the transmission filters.

j. Install the filters by turning them in a clockwise direction. Keep turning until the gasket is seated tightly against the transmission hydraulic oil filter.

k. Give the hydraulic transmission filter and the line fainter another half turn.

l. Remove the transmission hydraulic oil filler cap. Add 7.7 gallon of transmission hydraulic oil through the filler.

m. Install the transmission hydraulic filler cap.

n. Start up your engine. Check for any spillage around the transmission hydraulic oil filler base.

Remember; don't fill up the transmission hydraulic filler cap. It would cause spillage after a while because oil expands, and when the tractor is in use, it'll heat up and expand.


5. Check the Alternator Fan or Belt.

It's essential to check the tension on the Alternator fan.


Here's how to do it...

a. Put off the engine and chock the tires. Allow the engine to cool down and raise the hood.

b. Using your thrum, gently ally pressure to the middle of the Alternator fan/belt.

c. Check if the Alternator fan deflects inward 0.6 inches.

d. If the deflection is not clear, adjust the tension of the belt.

Taking care of your new tractor could be easy if you maintained it regularly. These check-ups listed above are important if you want to prevent your engine from developing serious problems.


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