Follow each of these steps and complete the pre-season checklist for your TYM tractor.
- Inspect your spark plugs
Ensure your spark plugs do not appear damaged. If you see any sludge covering the spark plugs, it may be time for a replacement. Making sure your spark plugs are in good working condition will prevent engine misfires and inefficiency.
- Clean the radiator and engine
Remove the radiator screen and clear away any debris or dust. Use an auto-greaser to clear engine buildup. This will prevent overheating and damage to your engine.
- Examine your engine filter
If the engine filter on your tractor is dirty, consider replacing it. High-quality filters with little build-up contribute directly to better engine efficiency and lower running costs.
- Replace oils and fluids
After a long time in storage, your tractor’s oil and radiator fluids may have become contaminated from condensation and environmental elements. Perform an oil change and flush the radiator to facilitate optimal operation.
- Run the engine on idle
If you’re taking your tractor out of storage, it is important to let the engine run for about 30 minutes. This will help maintain longevity of the engine and lubricate the systems.
- Check tractor signals
While your engine is running, make sure your indicators and work lights are working. This will help you work safely on the field, especially in low light conditions.
- Tighten all nuts and bolts
Prevent the loss of parts and pieces by tightening any loose bolts and nuts. This will also prevent the risk of breakdown and avoid additional maintenance costs.
- Test the controls
Finally, you can now test the controls to operate your tractor. Ensure that the operator dashboard does not show any alerts or warning signals, and test the clutch, brakes and steering wheel.
Good luck! You are set for a productive season ahead. Reference your owner’s manual for daily maintenance information specific to your tractor to continue optimum operation.