If you own a new Holland tractor in Nigeria, it’s essential to follow a few regular maintenance tips. Some of these include checking the battery’s water level, adjusting the air pressure in the tires, and checking for rodents in the engine compartment. Checking the oil level is another key maintenance tip. Read on to learn more. Then, get to work! Regular maintenance is important for tractor safety, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Checking the water level of the battery
Part of regular tractor maintenance is checking the water level in the battery. The water level can be low due to leaking or gassing. To prevent this, you should regularly drain the water in the battery and refill it with distilled water. You should also check the oil level in the gearbox. Check the level of water in the battery by opening the battery’s watering cap and looking for cracks or bubbles. If the battery is low on water, it may be time to replace it.
Checking the air pressure in the tires
Inspecting the tires daily should be part of your routine tractor maintenance. Tractor tires need a specified air pressure in pounds per square inch, which is imprinted in the rubber near the metal rim of the wheel. Regardless of the brand of tractor tire you use, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommended air pressure. Check the tires’ tread for cracks and wear and replace them when necessary. Replacing them regularly will prevent blowouts and flats and improve the life of your tires.
Checking the engine compartment for rodents
Rodents love the warm, dark place under your hood. When your tractor is not running, its nesting material can become a dangerous fire hazard. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to remove rodent nesting materials by driving around the hood and dispersing them. But check for rodents in the engine compartment once in a while. Here’s how.
Checking the oil level
Among the regular tractor maintenance tips is checking the oil level. Many tractors share the same fluid, such as transmission oil, as the hydraulic system. If not, older tractors may have a separate hydraulic system. Most modern tractors feature a sight glass near the PTO shaft and a dipstick to monitor the fluid level. Failure to check the oil level may result in poor performance and damage to various parts. In addition, the oil level is vital for rear hydraulic implements, such as a bucket loader.