Pre-Operation Maintenance Checks - Air Filter

The engines of tractors are exposed to dust and chaff that can block the air cleaner, causing the engine and tractor to lose power. The air cleaner should be checked and cleaned regularly. NEVER remove and leave the air cleaner off to avoid having to keep it clean. This will seriously increase the risk of overheating and seizing of the engine. Only check the air filter when the tractor engine is turned off.

To diminish the wearing down of the motor components, remove any dust, dirt, and other abrasive polluting agents from the blower pipe.

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

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