Before you leave the store with a new tractor, we’ll go over everything you need to know. And you’ll forget a lot of it by the time you need it. No problem, your operator’s manual has a lot of answers. Here’s some of the useful information you’ll find inside.
Safety is very important to tractor manufacturers and operators. Accidents are pretty common, but they can be avoided if you understand how to properly operate and maintain your machine.
The operator’s manual covers all aspects of safety including proper attire, proper use of each function, tips on what to avoid, safe driving, handling waste products, and safe maintenance.
Before using your new tractor, use your operator’s manual to learn safe operation of the equipment, operator controls, and safety signs. Refer back to the manual often to brush up on safety issues and other need-to-know information.
Operating Your Tractor
Your manual has everything you need to know to accurately use your new equipment and has thorough instructions for each separate part of the tractor, so you can be confident when using the machine. Understanding how the individual parts of the tractor work will help you operate your tractor safely and efficiently.
You can also use the manual to answer operating and servicing questions. A convenient index is located at the end of the book to help you to find information quickly.
Servicing your tractor at appropriate intervals is important to keep it in top performing condition for many years. There are certain parts to the equipment that need to be done more often than others.
Whether maintenance needs to be done before every use, daily, monthly, yearly, or as needed, you can find information on when and how to have the specific parts of your tractor serviced in the operator’s manual.
If you are experiencing a problem with your tractor, you can find help in the troubleshooting section of the operators manual. The chart format covers potential malfunctions and things you need to check when you are having an issue.
Storing Your Tractor
If your tractor is going to be unused for several weeks, months, or even longer, there are certain steps you should take to properly store the equipment. Factory recommended procedures can be found in your operator’s manual. It will guide you through preparing the tractor for storage, keeping it stored away, and removing it from storage, to ensure the tractor is still working at maximum performance when it is time to operate again.
Following the given instructions will minimize the chances of deterioration and corrosion to the machine. Correctly storing your tractor is important to keep it in top shape.
Need to know how much oil to use during an oil change? It’s in there. Tractor specifications include everything about you machine, from PTO lift capacity to the width of the operator seat. You’ll need this information often. For example, you might need to know how much your tractor weighs when using a trailer, or how high the ROPS bar is when extended – before you park it in your garage (you really want to know this).
Product warranty is usually provided as support for customers who operate and maintain their equipment as described in the operators manual. In justifiable conditions, the manufacturer will repair or replace parts that are covered under the warranty. Inside the manual you can find the specifics to your warranty, and the parts that are covered by it.
Help… I Lost my Manual!
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