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Tips for proper maintenance of Massey Ferguson’s tractors

Massey Ferguson Tractors company has made a long way in the agricultural market. Nowadays, Massey Ferguson agricultural equipment is one of the top-selling brands. The company itself was acquired by AGCO Corporation in 1995, but the Massey Ferguson trademark remains a well-known brand. This machinery is known for its reliability and top-quality. However, without proper maintenance, it is impossible to guarantee the long life of any agricultural machinery. So, let’s take a look at the common tips for proper maintenance of MF tractors.

Common Maintenance Tips

The first thing that is necessary to do is to check the service book of your tractor. If you have lost it due to some reasons, you can check Massey Ferguson farm tractor specifications here or delegate as many service operations as possible to an engineer who knows these specs in detail. In this case, you will have to pay for all materials used during the maintenance such as filter elements, lubricants, etc.

1) First and Further Inspections

If you have purchased a brand-new MF tractor, it is important to make the first inspection after 50 hours of work in the field. It is very important to check the following elements:

  • Engine, fuel, and cooling systems – Replace the fuel filter elements, check the coolant level in the radiator, etc.

  • Electrical system – Inspect the condition of the battery and electrolyte level, the correct operation of all control lamps, sound signals, and devices.

  • Front axle and steering – Check and lubricate all the steering elements.

  • Transmission and hydraulics – Check the oil level, replace the 10-micron oil filter, check if the automatic hook is working properly.

  • Clutch and brakes – Check the clutch pedal function, clutch fluid level, etc.

After completing road tests, inspect the tractor for oil, fuel, or coolant liquids leaks. Ask operators if they had any problems during the maintenance of the tractor and eliminate them if necessary.

2) Choose the Relevant Lubricants

It is crucial to pay attention to the lubricants recommended by the manufacturer for proper usage of the equipment. AGCO recommends lubricants by BP France. In particular:

  • For engine: Terrac Motor 15W-40;

  • For cooling system: Napgel C2230 or BS 6580-1992;

  • Transmission and hydraulics: Terrac Extra or Terrac Tractran 9/Fluid 9;

  • Front axle: Terrac Trans – 85 W/140;

  • Clutch regulator: Pentosin CHF 11S fluid;

  • General Lubrication: Terrac Charge.

3) Winter Storage

Due to the correct and timely placing of agricultural machinery for long-term winter storage, it is possible to minimize the maintenance costs, reduce the number of breakdowns in the future, while maintaining the operability of machines during the non-working period. You can both keep the tractor inside or outside by following the general instructions for each storage option.

One of the most important credos of the engineer is “The tractor loves care and lubrication.” If you strictly follow all the recommendations in due time, the tractor will serve you for many years.

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