Which Tractor Shop Manual Do You Need?

Which Tractor Shop Manual Do I Need?

There are several types and brands of manuals for servicing, operating and parts referencing that all come under the general title of “shop manuals”. When acquiring a manual it’s necessary to know which manual you need for your purpose.

Here’s a quick guide to the types of manuals sold by All States Ag Parts:


Parts Manuals

High Quality Reproductions of the Original Factory Version

Parts manuals have expanded views of each part on the tractor or piece of equipment. Numbered pictures give you great detail on assembly and disassembly. One purpose of a parts manual is to provide you with pictures labeled with part numbers. These part numbers will help you avoid costly and time consuming errors when ordering parts. A parts manual can also help in the assembly and disassembly of components. A service manual, after telling you how to disassemble a part, in detail, will simply say “reassemble”. If you have your PTO in the wash tank in 30 pieces without notes you will have a difficult time putting the PTO back together. The parts manual’s exploded view of the PTO can help you see how it all goes back together.


Operator’s Manuals

High Quality Reproductions of the Original Factory Version

Operator’s manuals are sometimes referred to as the owner’s manual. This manual came with the tractor and was supplied by the manufacturer. It can be compared to the manual you receive in the glove box of a new car. The operator’s manual will give the owner-operator instructions for various operations of the tractor including shift patterns, fluid capacities, adjustment procedures for brakes, clutches and more. This is a very valuable tool for operating your tractor safely and efficiently.


Service Manuals

High Quality Reproductions of the Original Factory Version
Service manuals are the manuals that the factory furnished to the dealer’s shop service department. Service manuals tell you how to take the tractor apart, fix it and put it all back together again. These manuals were typically not provided to a retail customer. These authentic manuals are written for making repairs in the language of a mechanic. They include valuable information as to a variety of specifications, including things like torque requirements. For the serious mechanic or restorer the service manual can show you many short cuts and save you time while making repairs correctly and safely.


I&T Shop Manuals

Since 1948, I&T Shop Manuals have been the trusted source for professionals and experienced mechanics. These manuals are designed to serve the professional tractor and farm equipment repair industry, each I&T manual covers removal, overhaul, installation and adjustment procedures for the most commonly repaired assemblies and subassemblies. For maintenance items, in most cases, these manuals are intended to be used with the tractor’s original operator’s manual.


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