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Take some time to inspect the structural integrity of your deck
Every so often, you hear about a deck collapsing and people getting hurt. Experts say there are 40-million wooden decks in the U.S., and half of them are in need of repair or replacement. A lot of...
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Regularly check on the sump to make sure it's working before you have a soggy surprise
Our sump pump sits in a dark corner of the basement. I don't even think about it until I hear it running. In the springtime we usually have a lot of rain and I would not be too happy to find...
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Bouncing? Losing traction? Take a look at your tires.
In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering a question from Matt in Nebraska. While he was out in the field, the tractor suddenly started bouncing and losing traction. What would cause...
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Best oil for the gearbox is gear oil
Radio interview source: Mike Daly, Senior Marketing Representative, John Deere Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering...
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How to know when the system needs to be flushed
Radio interview source: Walter Tubbs, John Deere Ag Tech Instructor, Arkansas State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we...
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A chainsaw needs extra attention in winter
Radio interview source: Randy Scully, National Service Manager, STIHL, Inc.   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below The sound of a chainsaw isn't all that uncommon during winter. Cutting...
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Propane tanks used to service your home are rugged, but they don't last forever
Radio interview source: Matt Terry, Propane Expert/Owner, Propane 101 Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Most rural homes have large propane tanks of 500-1,000 gallons or more set up somewhere...
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Release extra air and water every time you use it
Radio interview source: Bob Hunter, Tools Editor, WOOD Magazine   Listen to the radio story mp3 or read below In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering a question from Jake...
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At the first sign of rust or leaking, it's time for a change
Radio interview source: Tim Hale, Program Chair, John Deere Tech, Vincennes University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're...
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Here’s a check list from Brandon Smith of Barker Implement for how you should maintain a tractor in order to get peak dollar for it whenever it’s time to trade up. “These things are important...

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