Protecting your tractor from rain and moisture
During the rainy season, your tractor should be stored in a dry and safe place to avoid damage to the interiors and exteriors. Learn how to store your tractor safely and counter-measures in case your tractor is exposed to a lot of water.
Storing your tractor correctly
During seasons of heavy rain or precipitation, it is important to store your tractor at an elevation to avoid flood damage from low-lying areas. Here is a step-by-step process to storing your tractor.
- Clear away soil and impurities before wiping away any moisture.
- Lubricate the body of the vehicle and moving parts to repel the collection of water droplets and prevent corrosion.
- Lubricate the engine cylinder for safe storage.
- Add grease to the relevant parts, such as the oil filler hole.
- Remove the air filter to avoid trapped moisture and clogging.
- Ensure clutches are not depressed so belts remain loose.
- Tighten the fuel tank cap to secure it from allowing any moisture or water droplets.
- Store the tractor at an elevation, ideally in an indoor warehouse. If your tractor must be stored outdoors, then use a weatherproof tarp to wrap the tractor firmly and secure it with rope or cables so the tarp does not loosen in the wind.
In case your tractor makes contact with a lot of water
If your tractor has made contact with a lot of water or parts are immersed, take the following counter-measures immediately so it can continue to operate normally.
- Remove any dirt and wipe of any visible moisture, and follow up with lubrication of the necessary moving parts.
- If water had entered the fuel tank, drain it completely using a high pressure pump.
- Replace the fuel filter, as it may have become clogged with moisture.
- Wipe and dry electrical components, including spark plugs.
- Disconnect the battery connections and let it dry thoroughly. Then, grease the battery terminals.
- Inspect the electrical wirings and replace damaged parts and insulation tape.
- Loosen the bolts connected to the silencer and remove water droplets and any other visible contaminants.
- Clean and dry the radiator, motors, voltage regulators etc.
- Finally, replace the battery fluid, coolant and engine oil.
※ If foreign substances and contaminants enter the engine, be sure to have the engine repaired with the help of a professional engineer.
Now, you know all the steps to take and protect your tractor from damage. Make sure to follow these steps to keep your tractor in good working condition, inside and out. You can always contact your dealer for advice and for maintenance assistance.
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