The maintenance of the agricultural tractor is a fundamental operation, which must be performed quite frequently to keep this important and complex machine efficient. The tractor is an expensive machine the task of which is to generate income by carrying out significant agricultural work in a short time. Its productivity is closely linked to the quality of the work performed and, ultimately, to the functionality and wellbeing of the tractor. It follows that routine tractor maintenance is absolutely essential to minimize any machine downtime and to always keep its performance at a high level. In addition to this, it should be added that the tractor is also a complex machine where the various lifting auxiliaries, motive power action etc., which involve a large addition of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems, are added to the normal drive system.
All manufacturers provide users of their vehicles with substantial and precise use and maintenance manuals which must always be referred to for these operations. Since the panorama of tractor production is extremely diversified, it is not possible to give indications that are valid for all, but it is possible to indicate general maintenance lines. Lastly, it must be remembered that constant maintenance allows for significant savings compared to extraordinary maintenance that would often be necessary.