Is your tractor not performing as it used to? Is it overheating? Blowing smoke? Issues like these may indicate it’s time for an engine rebuild. You may think that replacing it with another engine that works is the easiest solution, but the costs of rebuilding your engine tend to be vastly cheaper than replacing it. Especially if you can do some of the work yourself. After you've properly identified your engine model and verified there is no damage preventing you from rebuilding your engine, it's time to shop for your engine rebuild kit.
Buying Your First Antique Tractor: Choosing the Right One
For the first-time buyer, an antique tractor is very tempting. They typically cost less than the tax on a new tractor. They have the weight to do the job. They are simple and understandable. They even have a history and can be restored to become a major source of pride and enjoyment. But how do you know what to buy and how do you make the right purchase?
One of the real complexities in overhauling an engine is figuring out which parts need to be replaced, which can be reused, and the sizes to order when you do replace them. This is particularly difficult for the main and rod bearings, pistons, and sleeves. The help you get from the service manuals ranges from very detailed, to non-existent depending on the manufacturer. The manual leaves you with a "If you have to ask, you shouldn't be rebuilding it yourself" feeling. If you have one of these manuals, the following may help.
All States Ag Parts Continues Rubber Track Expansion with Acquisition of Trojan Tracks
HUDSON, WI – January 9, 2023 – All States Ag Parts (“All States”), the leading agricultural and heavy equipment parts supplier in North America, announced today the acquisition of Trojan Tracks (“Trojan”).
All States Ag Parts Leadership Moves Davidson to CEO and Elevates Dyke to Board of Director Leadership
HUDSON, WI – January 11, 2023 – All States Ag Parts (“ASAP”), the leading agricultural and heavy equipment aftermarket parts supplier in North America, announced today the promotion of William (Bill) Davidson to the position of CEO for All States Ag Parts.
How to Find Your Carburetor’s Manufacturer’s Number
You may find that if your tractor runs rough, has difficulty starting, or doesn’t start at all, it’s time for a carburetor rebuild. When ordering your rebuild kit, you’ll need to have your carburetor’s manufacturer’s number handy. Unfortunately, you can’t order your rebuild kit by the type of tractor you are working on. The carburetor may have been swapped at some point during the tractor’s life or there may have been multiple carburetor options available for your make and model.
Rebuilding the engine of a project or working tractor is one of the more rewarding processes you can undertake. The first startup after you have put the machine together with your own hands is exciting and pleasing. The whole experience can be marred if one moves too fast and makes too many assumptions that they can use "as is" some parts that should be closely scrutinized and possibly attended to. In such cases, rework makes what could have been a fun project turn into an irritant or even a nightmare.
Engine valves control the flow of the intake and exhaust gasses through the cylinder head and to/from the combustion chamber. The complete cycle of intake, compression, firing, and exhaust takes place in less than 1/25 of a second at moderate speed. During that time, the valves will be either open or closed depending on the current stroke. We've compiled some information that may give you a better understanding of how your valvetrain operates.
Improve Cold Weather Starting with High Compression Engines
When rebuilding your diesel tractorengine, you may want to consider rebuilding it as a high compression engine. Not only will it help with cold weather starting, but you may see an increase in horsepower and engine longevity.