Proper Winter Care for Tractor And It’s Tires

With the winter season the time to get your Tractor and your tractor tires ready for the cold months is nearing. With every farm vehicle there are numerous things to keep in mind when winterizing, such as your battery, tires, cooling system, and oil. With that in mind, here’s some advice on what to think about when you’re getting your tractors ready for another season of cold.

Winter Tractor Tires Care
Buy used ag tiresAs the only part of your farming vehicle that actually touches the road, making sure that your used farming tires are ready for the winter season is probably the first and most important thing to take into account when winterizing your tractor or you mower. While making sure that your tires are rotated and aligned is important, checking the tread on your tires is probably the first thing that should be checked on your new and used lawnmower tires and tractor tires.

If getting your tractor to your local farm vehicle dealership isn’t a viable option, then an easy way to check the condition of your used ag tires is check them for cuts and porose spots preferably before there’s snow on the ground. Depending on the region you live in, then checking the tread on your tires might not be enough, and you may need snow tires to make it through the winter. Figure out which option will best suit your needs and make sure that you have everything taken care of before the first flakes of snow fall. Every freezing can make the small drops of moisture in the porose spots to freeze and expand the outer tire coat making it even more damaged as it allready is.

Getting your tires checked out is easily the simplest and most important thing you can do to make sure that your care is ready for the winter season…but it’s not the only thing.

Cooling System
Ok, with winter on its way it seems counter-productive to be thinking of your cooling system, but your cooling system is also what houses your anti-freeze, which is very important to making it through this winter. While you should change out the anti-freeze in your new or used farm vehicle every two years, it’s always a good idea to have it checked before the start of every winter. Swinging by a dealership that does oil changes is a quick way to have your anti-freeze levels checked and make sure that you won’t have to worry about your car freezing up.

Farm Tractor AccessoriesWith having your anti-freeze checked, it’s not a bad idea to pour one of many anti-freezing chemicals that are designed for your fuel lines. This can help to prevent any moisture that’s in your fuel line from freezing up and preventing your car from starting or damaging the fuel lines which can add up to costly repairs.

While checking your anti-freeze levels it’s also a good idea to have your oil checked. Getting it changed every 100 working hours is a good way to go, but having it checked before it gets cold outside is a good way to help avoid engine troubles as the winter season gets into full swing.

Make sure that your battery’s terminals are clean and tight, ensuring a good connection for your electrical systems. Getting the charge checked on your battery before the bad weather hits is a good way to make sure that you won’t have to have your care jumped in three feet of snow.

Heater and Defroster on newer tractors
Make sure that your heater and defroster work before the winter hits. Not only is this important for your own comfort inside of the tractor, but it’s important for ensuring that you’ll have good visibility through your windows.

Emergency Kit
If you don’t already have an emergency bad weather kit in your tractor, now is a good time to make one. A warm blanket, jumper cables, an ice scraper, de-icer, rock salt or sand, a tire inflator, a flashlight, and a few snacks are essential parts to any snow emergency kit. If you already have one, check to make sure that everything in there is still in good shape and easily accessible. If for some reason you do have tractor troubles and are stranded you’ll want these things to help make it until help arrives.

Getting your tractor ready for the winter season doesn’t have to take long, but not getting it done can cost you a lot of money when you have to get these things repaired in the middle of the winter season or when you’re forced to buy a new tractor after your current vehicle is damaged beyond repair. Save yourself some time, money, and protect your safety by getting your car checked out and ready for the winter season as soon as possible.

Tractor Winter Maintenance
Winter Wonderland
When I was little, my siblings and I loved it when my dad pulled out his old El Tigre snowmobile and a huge inner tube from one of the tractor tires to give us a ride. (We were also kind of nerds).

Winter tiresTires
I currently bought a car that had four winter tires installed on it (the all-edible tires were completely bald). I figured that I should buy four all-season tires now that the snow is gone.

Lawn and Garden Tractor Tires
It also discusses the storage of garden tractor during winter months when the tractors are not being used. Weight Distribution In Lawn Tractor Tires. The load distribution in tractor tires is generally 40 % on front tires and 60 % on the back.

How to care for Garden Tractor Tires
All rubber tires wear down over time, whether they’re on a motorcycle or automobile. However, you want to watch out for uneven or excessive wear, both of which can cause serious problems for motorcycle riders.

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