Owning a tractor also means knowing ways of preventative maintenance. Your John Deere machine can only perform strongly as it was when newly bought when it is maintained every day and at every service milestone.
It’s also the common experience of John Deere tractor owners to have their machines break down at the most unlikely times. Getting ready to harvest or plant can often be stopped when the machine requires unexpected repairs.
With this in mind, it’s always best for a John Deere tractor owner to have John Deere tractor parts on hand when a fix is quickly needed.
A long list of common and preventable issues can cause your tractor to stop working. Getting the tractor up and running on time with as little delay as possible means having the necessary tractor parts on hand. Perusing your operator’s manual offers the best parts to stock up to serve as a backup when things go wrong with your tractor.
Some necessary John Deere tractor parts to stock on include:
Coolants and fluids
The tractor’s engine can only keep running when it is filled with important fluids such as fuel and oil. However, the wide range of fluids to make the tractor run efficiently also means preventative maintenance should be part and parcel of your daily task.
Bigger engine troubles brought on by clogs and rust are avoided when the coolant is always clean and clear. The combined hydraulic and transmission systems of newer John Deere tractor models mean topping the systems with tanks of clean fluid all the time.
Electrical components have become standard power features in today’s small or big tractors. And a fuse serves as the only protection for the machine’s electrical circuits.
It’s not too expensive to fix electrical problems. Often, a blown fuse is the only thing that stops the workings of the machine’s electrical circuits. Properly replacing the various fuses is an easy task with the marked and colour-coded ampere rating and fuses.
The dirty work of tractors makes them dirty as well. A day’s hard work can kick up a variety of dust, dirt, and debris. Ensuring the protection of the tractor’s various components is by using a variety of filters. Dirty and old fuel, oil, air, and hydraulic filters have to be regularly changed to ensure that the various components of the tractor remain dust and debris-free.
The tractor’s engine and other components are kept running with the help of several belts. However, cracked or loose fan belts, air compressor belts, and alternator belts result over time. Approaching the 200-hour mark of a tractor means regular switching of belts to prevent prolonged downtime. It’s recommended that stocking on the various belts is smart as local tractor supply stores or dealers often do not include them in their inventory.
Fuel and oil
A stalled tractor means hydraulic or engine oil. Having a lot of engine and hydraulic oils on stock is always smart to make maintenance an easier task. While having a full fuel supply is quite an obvious thing to stock, a lot of tractor owners tend to overlook it. Having spare gallons on hand is always good to avoid unnecessary downtime.
It’s always good to have extra stock around of necessary tractor parts than wait until an emergency. The costs are kept to a minimum when small fixes are addressed right off. Keep TKV on your phone list, and give them a call when you need parts.