Precautions on Running Equipment in Winter

Heading into winter, precautions are needed to make sure your farm equipment runs efficiently and safely. If your utility tractor or front-end loader is down for repair, chores may lag behind and cattle and other livestock hungry for hay and supplemental feed may see...

Seven Tips for Handling Diesel Exhaust Fluid This Winter

If you’ve been in the market for a new tractor, most likely you’ve heard of, or are already using, diesel exhaust fluid, or DEF. It’s a clear, nontoxic fluid marketed under such names as AdBlue, AirOne and AGCO DEF. Tractor makers are using it as part of selective...

Ensuring Your Tractor’s Performance and Durability

There are multiple reasons for tractor equipment failures. One of the most common is that moving parts are not lubricated properly. Inadequate lubrication makes tractors vulnerable to oxidation, wear, brake chatter, erosion, corrosion and the effects of cold...

Stop Brake Chatter

By Christina Thomas Time and again, the advantages of wet brakes have been proven, and fortunately most modern tractors are equipped with them.  However, complaints about brake chatter found on agricultural and off-highway equipment continue to tarnish the benefits of...

303 Tractor Fluid: Problems Offset Upfront Savings

Consider less-than-optimal efficiency and long-term equipment damage before buying this outdated product. Despite the fact that John Deere dropped its 303 specification in the 1970s, tractor hydraulic fluid (THF) sold as 303 THF is still on the market and is promoted...