Tractor_Safety_Maint_Oper

Tractor_Safety_Maint_Oper - Tractor Safety, Operation, and...

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Unformatted text preview: Tractor Safety, Operation, and Maintenance Preventive Maintenance A VGP Production 2003 Preventive Maintenance Program Preventive Maintenance Program Why should you implement a Preventive Maintenance Program? Preventive Maintenance Preventive Maintenance Benefits Decrease Downtime ­ problems are found before they cause breakdowns Save Money ­ Problems are discovered in their early stages, while they are still minor repairs Extend Machine Life ­ Regular maintenance increases the life of the machine. Preventive Maintenance Preventive Maintenance Benefits Increase Equipment Value ­Detailed maintenance and repair records kept on the machine increases the value. Keep Equipment Safe­ Good Maintenance= Safer Machine General Prevention General Prevention Read the Owner’s Manual and follow recommendations. Perform Daily Maintenance before operating the tractor. Check the tractor for damage and potential failures before operation. General Prevention General Prevention Allow the engine to warm up to operating temperature before use. Watch the instrument panel for indications of trouble. Follow service recommendations and keep the tractor properly serviced. General Prevention General Prevention Never overload the tractor and operate the tractor only as it was designed to be used. Do not snap or pop the clutch. Do not spin the tractor tires. General Prevention General Prevention Never operate the tractor on hard surfaces with the differential locked. Prepare the tractor properly for prolonged storage. How do I know when to perform service on my tractor? Service Intervals Service Intervals Maintenance intervals on tractors are measured in operational hours or calendar intervals. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations. Keep proper maintenance records for each tractor. Recommended Service Recommended Service Intervals It is best to follow Manufacturer’s recommendations for your particular tractor. General Service Intervals are: Daily ( Every 10 hours) Weekly ( Every 50 hours Monthly ( Every 250 hours) Bi­monthly ( Every 500 hours) Annually ( Every 1000 hours) All service intervals are cumulative times! Service Interval Chart Service Interval Chart Service Record Service Record Pre­Operation(Daily) Checks Pre­Operation(Daily) Checks Engine Oil Level Hydraulic Fluid Level Coolant Level Air in Tires Belt Tension Pre­Operation(Daily) Checks Pre­Operation(Daily) Checks Fuel Level Wheel Lugs Battery Safety Equipment ­ PTO Sheilds, ROPS, Brake Lock, Seat Belt, Safety Switches. Service Jobs Service Jobs Servicing the Air Cleaner Lubricating the Chassis Servicing the Hydraulic System Servicing the Cooling System Service Jobs Service Jobs Changing the Engine Oil Adjusting Fan Belt Tension Adjusting the Brakes Adjusting Clutch Pedal Free Travel Service Jobs Service Jobs Fueling the Tractor Cleaning the Tractor Exterior Adding and Adjusting Tractor Weights Calculating Wheel Slippage Service Jobs Service Jobs Choosing and Maintaining Tires (Pressure) Adding Liquid Ballast to Tires Adjusting the Front and Rear Wheel Tread Service Jobs Service Jobs Servicing Air Conditioning System Checking the Diesel Injectors Bleeding the Diesel System Service Jobs Service Jobs Servicing the Battery Checking and Changing Fuses Servicing the Fuel Filter Service Jobs Service Jobs Inspecting and Setting Gaps for Spark Plugs Setting the Points Setting the Timing Adjusting the Carburetor Service Jobs Service Jobs Checking and Adjusting Safety Equipment Check, Tighten, and Repair all loose parts. THE END THE END ...
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