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How to Protect Your Tractor Against Summer Wear and Tear

How to Protect Your Tractor Against Summer Wear and Tear

How to Protect Your Tractor Against Summer Wear and Tear

Don’t let summer wear and tear get you down! With just a couple extra steps, you can maximize your yard time and protect your state-of-the-art Bobcat® compact tractor from damage.

Follow Bobcat of Houston’s personal guide to keep your tractor operating smoothly all season long!

EXAMINE THE ENGINE BELT

EXAMINE THE ENGINE BELT

The engine may be the heart of your Bobcat compact tractor, but it can’t go anywhere or do anything without engine belts. Engine belts, or belt pulleys, transfer power to the equipment’s internal functions, including the alternator, radiator fan, hydraulic pump, and water pump.

If your belts have cracked, rotted, or slipped because of overuse, you could be looking at serious damage to your tractor. At Bobcat of Houston, we have replacement engine belts in stock and ready for you today!

MAKE SURE YOUR ENGINE IS GETTING CLEAN AIR

MAKE SURE YOUR ENGINE IS GETTING CLEAN AIR

Your tractor’s radiator is great at keeping the air in your engine clean, but they’re not so great at keeping their radiator screens clean.

When a radiator screen clogs with build-up from dust, dirt, and other outside particles, it can limit airflow to the radiator, which can lead to overheating and larger engine damage. The good news? Buying genuine Bobcat radiator screens has never been easier!

KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR TIRES

KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR TIRES

When it comes to decreasing your productivity on the job, nothing works faster than a flat tire. Get into the habit of regularly inspecting your tractor’s tires for cracks, cuts, leaks, and gouges.

Even if the exterior of your tire is in good condition, it will tend to lose pressure with every big landscaping project. To avoid increased wear from low PSI, consult your Operation & Maintenance Manual for your machine’s correct PSI levels.

CHECK YOUR FILTERS

CHECK YOUR FILTERS

Whether you’ve been using the same trusty articulating tractor for decades or you’re a first-time Bobcat compact tractor owner, understanding when to check and replace filters is crucial to your continued productivity in the summer months.

When checking tractor filters, always remember the big three: air filters, fuel filters, and oil filters. Each one maintains the performance of the engine, protecting it from damage in different ways. Your tractor’s air, fuel, and oil filters will clog over time, so we suggest contacting Bobcat of Houston’s Service experts for tips on how and when to replace your filters.

INSPECT THE BATTERY

INSPECT THE BATTERY

We all know that extreme hot or cold temperatures can zap your car’s battery. It’s the same with your Bobcat compact, utility, or articulating tractor.

The typical lifespan of a tractor battery is three to five years. Sometimes, all you need to increase uptime on the job is the increased power and smooth performance of a new battery. Talk to one of our knowledgeable Parts experts about purchasing a replacement battery for your compact tractor.

START A REGULAR SERVICE SCHEDULE FOR YOUR TRACTOR

START A REGULAR SERVICE SCHEDULE FOR YOUR TRACTOR

When you put your tractor away after a long, hot, and busy season, you should walk away satisfied with its protection from regular summer wear and tear. If you think your Bobcat compact tractor isn’t operating at peak condition, contact Bobcat of Houston’s Service department today!

Bobcat of Houston has Tractor experts throughout Texas. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

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