Tractor Repair

This category is for general tractor repair.

  • Evaluating Thermostat Function

    Since we recently discussed radiator caps and coolant changes, it is only natural that thermostats come to mind as well. The purpose of a thermostat is to open and close thereby regulating the flow of coolant within your tractor's engine. The heat created by your engine is dissipated by coolant. The thermostat stays closed during this process until the level of heat reaches a certain point, at which time the thermostat will open up and allow coolant to pass through it. Once the cool coolant...
  • Checking the Condition of Coolant

    Depending on the part of the country in which you live, the weather should be improving if it has not already done so and soon it will be time to get to back to doing frequent work with your tractor. Most of us will have winterized our tractors for storage during the colder months and to make the transition to work again in the spring an easier one. If you have perhaps slacked off on winterizing or live in a tropical climate where winterizing needs are not as stringent, there are some things...
  • A Seized Engine

    Comet424 was recently doing some repairs on his Leyland 262 tractor and went to start it without oil. The pistons seized and his nightmare started. He is in the middle of this rebuild and it's coming along nicely. He's got the engine apart and has accessed the pistons. Still having some issues though, so if you know anything about seized engines I know he would appreciate the help!
    http://www.tractorforum.com/f181/leyland-262-tractor-engine-seized-any-way-fix-26159/
  • Tractor Transmission Selection

    When purchasing a tractor, there are lots of things to consider. One of the major decisions to make is what type of transmission is best for you. Transmissions have come a long way over time, evolving from low-tech and basic to having many more capabilities that give you a much better and more comfortable ride. Selecting the type of transmission that fits you and your work has become just as important as selecting the tractor itself.

    While there are many types of transmissions available...
  • Replacing Rings

    One way to buy yourself time between costly rebuilds is by replacing engine rings. This is not an option that exits 100% of the time, but every once in a while you can get lucky and be able to get a little more use out of an engine before a rebuild becomes necessary. The clincher is just how much of a teardown is necessary to change the rings and if at that point you might as well go all the way and finish the job. It is also possible that you might find other damages in the process that...
  1. Replacing Rings

    One way to buy yourself time between costly rebuilds is by replacing engine rings. This is not an option that exits 100% of the time, but every once in a while you can get lucky and be able to get a little more use out of an engine before a rebuild becomes necessary. The clincher is just how much of a teardown is necessary to change the rings and if at that point you might as well go all the way and finish the job. It is also possible that you might find other damages in the process that...
  2. Evaluating Thermostat Function

    Since we recently discussed radiator caps and coolant changes, it is only natural that thermostats come to mind as well. The purpose of a thermostat is to open and close thereby regulating the flow of coolant within your tractor's engine. The heat created by your engine is dissipated by coolant. The thermostat stays closed during this process until the level of heat reaches a certain point, at which time the thermostat will open up and allow coolant to pass through it. Once the cool coolant...
  3. Checking the Condition of Coolant

    Depending on the part of the country in which you live, the weather should be improving if it has not already done so and soon it will be time to get to back to doing frequent work with your tractor. Most of us will have winterized our tractors for storage during the colder months and to make the transition to work again in the spring an easier one. If you have perhaps slacked off on winterizing or live in a tropical climate where winterizing needs are not as stringent, there are some things...
  4. Tractor Transmission Selection

    When purchasing a tractor, there are lots of things to consider. One of the major decisions to make is what type of transmission is best for you. Transmissions have come a long way over time, evolving from low-tech and basic to having many more capabilities that give you a much better and more comfortable ride. Selecting the type of transmission that fits you and your work has become just as important as selecting the tractor itself. While there are many types of transmissions available...
  5. A Seized Engine

    Comet424 was recently doing some repairs on his Leyland 262 tractor and went to start it without oil. The pistons seized and his nightmare started. He is in the middle of this rebuild and it's coming along nicely. He's got the engine apart and has accessed the pistons. Still having some issues though, so if you know anything about seized engines I know he would appreciate the help! [URL]http://www.tractorforum.com/f181/leyland-262-tractor-engine-seized-any-way-fix-26159/[/URL]
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