Types and frequency of tractor maintenance
Each working shift of the tractor requires a number of actions:
- Check engine oil level and coolant level.
- Drain water and sediment from the fuel filter or water separator.
- Check hydraulic and transmission oil levels.
- Lubricate MTFWD Axle (with Auto Trac System).
- Inspect the tractor tires.
- Lubricate the linkage components, rear PTO shaft and automatic hitch (if equipped). With frequent use of the rear linkage, these components should be lubricated daily, and with irregular use, the interval can be increased.
- Check the tightening torque of the wheel bolts and ballast bolts. During the first week of operation, it is recommended to tighten the wheel bolts every 3 hours.
- Lubricate MFWD pins, tie rod ends and bridge bearings. They should be lubricated daily or every 10 hours when working on extremely wet and silty soils or under heavy load. If not operated under these conditions, maintenance can be performed every 250 hours.
- Check the dual beam radar sensor.
In addition, the tire inflation pressure of the tractor should be checked weekly.
Maintenance during the first 100 hours of tractor operation
- Checking the coolant level (deaeration tank).
- Replacement of filters and oil of transmission and hydraulic system.
- Checking the air intake hoses (then every 250 hours).
- Change engine oil and filter (in the future every 250 h).
- Battery check (then every 250 hours).
Tractor maintenance every 250 hours
- Cleaning the cab air and recirculating filters (the interval may vary depending on the operating conditions of the tractor).
- Draining the fuel tank sump.
- Checking the starting system in neutral.
- Checking the tractor brakes.
- Checking the auxiliary brake (if present).
- Checking the “Parking brake” position of the transmission.
- Checking the oil level in the MFWD axle housing and wheel hubs.
- Check the drawbar, drawbar (python / ball type) and trailer hitch for wear and replace as needed.
The following are the types of maintenance that are recommended at intervals of 500, 750, 1000 or 1500 hours.