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Maintenance Monday

This special section of Living the Country Life is packed full of expert answers to your maintenance and equipment questions. This resource is easy to understand and simple to listen to, with informative links Maintenance Monday Radio Programs.

Using equipment on a vineyard in Iowa

Fuel & Oil

It's okay if there are winter fuel conditioners in the summer...
Quick tips to make this chore easier
Best oil for the gearbox is gear oil

Safety

The FOPS canopy protects the operator from falling debris
Slow down, and make sure your equipment is outfitted the right way
Add visibility and safety with colored lights

Tractors

Repair or replace a gauge? It depends.
If you plan wisely, one tractor can handle all of your needs
Your teeth shouldn't be shaking as you drive down the road
There could be several reasons why your teeth rattle in the seat

Tires

Be sure to match the load and speed ratings
Determine your farming practices, then get the largest tires for...
Bouncing? Losing traction? Take a look at your tires.
A little slip is okay, but much more or less poses a problem

Mowers

Look for this premium riding lawn tractor at dealers in 2015
Not all mower blades do the same thing
Make your selection according to how you'll be using the mower
A rotary cutter must be adjusted in two ways

Coolant

Ensuring your coolant system is doing its job in extreme temperatures
If your in-cab AC isn't cooling like it should, a refrigerant...
What's the best way to add engine coolant to your tractor?
What would cause a sudden drop in coolant level?

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