The 5 Most Common Tractor Repairs

You need your tractor working effectively all the time to ensure the harvest you are set on achieving is serviceable. We took the time to outline the top 5 most common tractor repairs to identify to keep you running smoothly. We hear far too often about farmers spending half of their workday trying to repair their equipment. Avoid this fuss by noticing the issue early on and bringing you tractor in to see an agricultural repair expert as soon as possible. If you try to buy parts and repair them yourself, you waste time by running the chance of further downtime down the road. Check out the most common tractor issues and their indicators below to stay on top of your workload and ensure you hit your goals for this harvest.

Fuel system

Are you noticing lower performance in your tractor’s engine? This could be a sign that you have an issue with your fuel system. Issues that impact your fuel system often lead to a low fuel pressure, which compromises the power and effectiveness of your tractor. To keep your equipment running smoothly you may need to visit a professional to get your system running efficiently!

Spark Plug 

Are you noticing hard starts, low fuel consumption, and just overall lower performance on your tractor? If so, these are indicators you may have a faulty spark plug. Spark plugs will inevitably need to be replaced, so if you are noticing any of these signs, come see one of our tractor repair experts before a breakdown occurs!

Electrical System

Most electrical issues with your tractor can be traced back to the battery, and may just need a charge. Either way, it is important to know the longevity of your battery and ensure it is seen by a professional when you experience breakdowns or dimmed lights. Another issue with the electrical system could stem from deposits in the posts or cables. Cleaning these posts periodically will prevent build-up from happening, but if you wait too long it will require the help of a professional.

Tractor Blades

Arguably one of the most important elements of your tractor is its blades. Using your blades will inevitably dull, which then makes a small amount of work a large amount of work. Therefore, we highly recommend staying sharp by getting your blades sharpened twice a year. However, if you use your blades more frequently, then it may be in your best interest to come in more frequently.

Carburetor Services

A carburetor blends air and fuel to provide a combustible mixture for the engine cylinder, so you need to keep it well-maintained. If a clogged carburetor has your tractor running roughly, have it cleaned or rebuilt. If a carburetor is damaged or severely corroded, you'll have to call a tractor repair professional for a replacement. 

In conclusion, we know that your time is money in the agricultural business and having equipment failure can take a substantial amount of your time and therefore your money as well. Minimize downtime and ensure you hit your goals for this harvest by seeing a trusted full tractor repair technician for any mechanical repairs or inspections.