Pre-Operation Maintenance Checks - Tires

Tires with worn treads and dry rot result in poor traction and risk for downtime due to a blowout.

Damaged rims from careless use may cause damaged tire beads and flat tires.

A leaking valve stem can release a calcium solution, which can cause the rim to rust and result in a major expense. Check tire pressure, rims and valve stems regularly.

This video is used for the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP),, and in the AgSafety4U program.

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