Effective immediately, the State of Missouri has banned all tractor hydraulic fluids labeled solely as “303.” These products, also commonly known as “yellow bucket,” are low quality yet represent a significant portion of the US tractor hydraulic fluid...
When making a decision about which diesel fuel is best for your engines, consider the many fuel characteristics that can affect the way your engines perform. One characteristic that is commonly overlooked is cetane.
Even in well-kept tractors, a hidden risk can lie in the type of Universal Tractor Transmission Oil (UTTO) used. If the fluid has a poor-quality viscosity modifier (VM) component, it will break down quickly and not flow adequately.
High-quality fluids are an essential part of an effective maintenance regimen. Learn how to select the right fluids to protect your equipment now.
In the field of drivetrain fluids, one of the toughest applications is the hydraulic system of an agricultural tractor because a typical Universal Tractor Transmission Oil (UTTO) has to perform a multifunctional role.
Keeping fuel injectors clean and free from harmful deposits is a critical part of equipment maintenance. Poor quality diesel fuel can cause engine injector deposit buildup that leads to poor fuel economy and engine performance.
Producers looking to get the most out of their equipment at trade-in time can often be rewarded by paying attention to regular maintenance and equipment upkeep.