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  1. Stuck Tractor? Here's What to Do

    Stuck Tractor? Here's What to Do

    Stuck Tractor? Here's What to Do

    Wet conditions can cause muddy fields and despites your best efforts you may find your tractor or other farm equipment stuck. Don't panic, we've got some tips to help get you unstuck!

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  2. How to Measure a Rim

    How to Measure a Rim

    How to Measure a Rim

    Before ordering your replacement rims, make sure you have the correct size by following our rim measuring guide.

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  3. In-Depth Carburetor Rebuild Guide

    In-Depth Carburetor Rebuild Guide

    In-Depth Carburetor Rebuild Guide

    If your carburetor is in need of replacement you may find that a remanufactured, or even a used one, is hard to find. Rebuilding a carburetor is involved but can be done if you carefully follow the steps outlined in our carburetor rebuild guide.

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  4. Diagnosing Engine Problems - Gasoline Tractors

    Diagnosing Engine Problems - Gasoline Tractors

    Diagnosing Engine Problems - Gasoline Tractors

    You can make simple adjustments on your tractor that will improve its operation and save you the time and expense of hiring someone to do it for you.

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  5. Diagnosing Engine Problems - Diesel Tractors

    Diagnosing Engine Problems - Diesel Tractors

    Diagnosing Engine Problems - Diesel Tractors

    You can make simple adjustments on your tractor that will improve its operation and save you the time and expense of hiring someone to do it for you.

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  6. Tractor Tune-Up Guide: The Battery (Part 5)

    Tractor Tune-Up Guide: The Battery (Part 5)

    Tractor Tune-Up Guide: The Battery (Part 5)

    Buried somewhere beneath the sheetmetal, under the gas tank, or stuffed in front of the radiator is the battery. This elusive and neglected component of the tractor is the hardest to get to when it is dead and in need of a jump. But usually, the storage battery is a storehouse of electrical energy waiting to be released a the flick of a switch. A few maintenance tips and periodic cleaning will keep it charged for the duration of its life span.

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  7. Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Cooling and Fuel Systems, Hoses and Belts (Part 4)

    Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Cooling and Fuel Systems, Hoses and Belts (Part 4)

    Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Cooling and Fuel Systems, Hoses and Belts (Part 4)

    Our tractor is coming right along. The old oil and filter has been taken to the recycler and the air filter replacement has breathed new life into our motor. Let's take a closer look, now, at the cooling system since it has to work so hard in the summer heat.

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  8. Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Oil, Oil Filter, and Air Cleaner (Part 3)

    Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Oil, Oil Filter, and Air Cleaner (Part 3)

    Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Oil, Oil Filter, and Air Cleaner

    In the preceding articles we discussed some of the various aspects of doing a comprehensive tune up. Hopefully some light was shed on why we do or don't do certain things pertaining to inspections and order of events when doing a tune up. Perhaps some useful reasons were given for why parts fail and what to do about preventing part failure in the future. All these tips will help us think and reason out a problem in order to make our tune up last and, hopefully, keep us from spending extra money.

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  9. Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Secondary Ignition Wires and Distributor (Part 2)

    Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Secondary Ignition Wires and Distributor (Part 2)

    Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Secondary Ignition Wires and Distributor

    In Part 1 we inspected and either adjusted the plug gap or replaced the spark plugs. After that, we decided that a compression test was in order so we could verify the internal engine status. In Part 2 of our tractor tune-up guide, we'll inspect the secondary ignition wires and distributor in depth. 

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  10. Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Plugs and Compression Testing (Part 1)

    Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Plugs and Compression Testing (Part 1)

    Tractor Tune-Up Guide: Plugs and Compression Testing

    The engine seems to run rough. In the exhaust you can hear an occasion 'poofing' sound like somethings not firing on all cylinders. Under loaded conditions the tractor seems to lack power and it belches black smoke out of the exhaust. For some reason it just doesn't want to start up without cranking and cranking the starter. All these conditions can be signals that your unit is in need of a tune up.

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