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 10-15-2003, 09:57 Post: 66292
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 OK, You got a tractor, what else do you need?

A recent post about how to address warranty problems got me thinking about the support equipment needed to keep a tractor running.

I thought it might be helpful to prospective compact owners to consider what some of us have in the garage along with the tractor.

MUST HAVES:
an air compressor,
tire pressure gauge,
a floor jack,
jack stands,
some system to transport and dispense fuel,
a set of BIG crescent wrenches,
a socket set with a minimum 1/2 inch drive,
a grease gun,
a long pry bar,
jumper cables or battery charger,
a large supply of rags.

NEED ACCESS TO:
Pick-up truck or tow vehicle,
a two axle flat bed trailer.

NICE BUT NOT NECESSARY:
a pressure washer.


What do you guys think?






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 10-15-2003, 10:38 Post: 66297
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 OK, You got a tractor, what else do you need?

That's a good list. I'd add a torque wrench to it, as well as a tire pressure gauge approved for fluid filled tires if necessary.

A pressure washer is a MUST-HAVE in our area. Over the weekend we were working in sticky, heavy mud and we must have washed off 50 lbs of mud (literally!). It took an hour with the pressure washer and probably would have taken three times that long with a hose and spray nozzle.






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 10-15-2003, 10:41 Post: 66298
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 OK, You got a tractor, what else do you need?

A couple more things to add to the list.

- A service manual for your tractor brand & model
- A multimeter to check battery voltage, diagnose seat safety switches, etc.






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 10-15-2003, 10:45 Post: 66299
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 OK, You got a tractor, what else do you need?

I would add:
some plastic pans for draining oil and holding parts;
inexpensive volt meter for checking voltage and continuity.






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 10-15-2003, 10:54 Post: 66301
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 OK, You got a tractor, what else do you need?

Maybe a comfortable couch or camp cot to sleep on, for when the wife finds out how much it actually all cost.....

Rolling on the floor laughingMAO

Best of luck.






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 10-15-2003, 10:58 Post: 66302
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 OK, You got a tractor, what else do you need?

A refrigerator, stocked with your favorite beverage.

hiccup Wink yeah right






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 10-15-2003, 15:26 Post: 66315
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 OK, You got a tractor, what else do you need?

You boys are doing good. I will be looking to make some additions to our inventory for sale, I just don't know if I will need to put it into parts or wholegoods!






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 10-15-2003, 20:32 Post: 66333
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 OK, You got a tractor, what else do you need?

For those long, trying, escapades sitting behind the wheel of our favorite color on a hot summer's day, I recently realized just what I have been missing for all these years...I recently gutted my dashboard, and installed a DVD player with screen and quadrophonic headphones for surround sound experience while tilling those big jobs. I carry my "favorite beverage", (I am with you Billy P), in my cup holders, and when I get the munchies, I lean over and grab some freshly made popcorn from the radiator tray. A must for every tractor-holic. I've got it all worked out! Wink yeah right

- Willie H.






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 10-15-2003, 20:35 Post: 66334
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Patience is another thing needed when working on and around tractors.






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 10-15-2003, 20:41 Post: 66336
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 OK, You got a tractor, what else do you need?

dont forget a canopy,,not just to cut out sun poisioning,,BUT it looks GREAT! then rear work lights(2),and hyd top and side link(on your 3-point hitch),,ah,,dont forget to fill the tires,,that is a must with a loader! Enjoy,I DO!! Steve






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