Introduction: How to Do an Oil Change on a Tractor.

Farmers feed the entire world. They are able to do this because of the machines they use. Tractors are vital to almost all farming operations. Keeping them in tip top shape by doing routine maintenance is crucial.

Step 1: Drain the Oil

In the first step, the oil is going to need to be drained. To do this a couple tools are needed. First is a wrench that is the correct size. This may differ from different models. Also a catch can is needed in order to catch the old oil. Start by using the wrench to remove the drain plug, dropping the oil into the catch can.

Step 2: Remove the Oil Filter

To remove the oil filter, a special oil filter wrench is needed. Once you have found the filter, remove it making sure to catch any oil that leaks out.

Step 3: Replace Oil Filter

Apply a thin film of oil to the gasket around the filter. This helps the filter spin on without tearing or damaging the gasket. Spin the filter onto the housing and tighten it to specification. Often times the tightening spec is right on the filter however, if it is not, it will be in the owners manual.

Step 4: Add Oil

Reinstall the drain plug, making sure not to over tighten it, followed by adding oil. Use the oil that the manufacture recommends. Never add extra oil but always make sure it has the enough oil by using the dipstick. This completes the oil change part.

Step 5: Fuel Filter Change

When changing fuel filters, it is important to bleed the system of any air afterwards. Start by removing the fuel filter using the filter wrench. Apply a thin film of oil to the new filter and reinstall it. Next find the bleeder screw. Normally the screw is within a couple of inches from the filter. Open the screw using the proper tools. This varies between brands and models. After that, find the fuel pump and pump fuel until it squirts from the bleeder. After this happens, tighten the screw and start the vehicle to make sure it has been bled properly.