What Are The Service Intervals On My New Tractor?

What Are The Service Intervals On My New Tractor?

Periodic maintenance is important to keep your new tractor operating at its best and following a regular maintenance schedule will extend the life of your tractor. While individual tractor manufacturers have their own recommended service intervals, there are certain maintenance items that are common to all makes and models.

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Here are some recommended maintenance items you should be performing regularly:

First Service

When dealing with a car or truck, maintenance intervals specify what to do at certain odometer readings. For tractors though, service intervals are set by the number of hours the tractor is used. Most manufacturers recommend a first service after 50 hours of use.

The first service will involve changing the oil, hydraulic fluid, front end oil, and replacing the fuel filter. In addition, it’s a good idea to retorque the loader and wheel bolts to make sure everything is in good shape.

Daily Service Recommendations

A walk around is also a good idea for your tractor, and you should go through the following checks before you get started with the day’s work.

  • Tire pressure, wear, or damage
  • Oil or water leakage from tractor or implement
  • Engine and transmission oil, radiator and recovery tank, coolant, and fuel levels
  • Damage to tractor body, tightness of all bolts, nuts, and pins
  • Check implements and accessory blades and belts for wear and damage
  • Parking brake, speed control lever, all safety switches and easy checker functions
  • Abnormal noise or vibrations
  • Daily cleaning of the radiator screen and core, panel and hood screens, and air cleaner primary element

As Needed

Some maintenance items are performed as needed, things like replacing tires, fuel filters, air filters, etc.

Seasonal Maintenance Checks

If your tractor sits idle for any length to time, you should have it checked thoroughly before its first use. The battery may need to be charged, hoses may be cracked or worn, and various fluids may have deteriorated.

Check Your Owner’s Manual

Regular preventative maintenance will help your tractor to work better and last longer. While the items listed here are common to most tractors, check your owner’s manual for maintenance recommendations specific to your make and model. While you may be able to handle some of the simpler maintenance items, any major work should be performed by your local authorized equipment dealer.

Mission Valley Tractor & Equipment  is an authorized distributor for Kubota, Land Pride, Gearmore, Towmaster Trailers, Paladin, and Echo Outdoor Power Equipment, making us one of the area’s best resources for rugged farming and construction equipment. We’re committed to putting our customers first, which allows us to provide our clients with tough and durable equipment for a variety of uses. In addition to offering new and used equipment, we have a staff of highly trained and experienced technicians that can complete any repairs or preventive maintenance you may need.

We’re conveniently located in San Jose on Brokaw Road, making us easily accessible from both Interstate 880 and Highway 101. If you would like more information about the products and services we offer, visit our website, give us a call at 833-530-6710, or stop by and see us.

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