Compact Tractor Winter Care Tips

Compact Tractor Winter Care Tips

Your Compact Tractor is a long-term investment. It is a vehicle and piece of kit that can stay with you and support your profession for many, many years. It is vitally important therefore that you care for your Compact Tractor, to ensure it works at its fullest potential for its entire lifespan. The sheer amount of jobs that it can perform means that the Compact Tractor could be used extensively for a long time. Here are some helpful tips to care for your Compact Tractor this winter.

Keep it Covered

Investing in a fitted cover for your Compact Tractor will protect it from extended periods of snow fall and wet conditions. If you do not leave the vehicle in a well-insulated, air tight environment, this is particularly important. Exposing the exterior to cold conditions can have a strong, negative effect on the interior. The engine and the battery can suffer from prolonged exposure to colder climes. The average Compact Tractor battery will only be able to work at 46% capacity when the temperature is at freezing. Ensure that the battery is always working at its fullest capacity to ensure that it will not run out during an important job.

 

Give it a Spin

Neglecting a Compact Tractor for a prolonged period in colder climes may cause it to lose efficiency. Giving it a run out from time to time will keep the engine warm and the battery running. If there are any small jobs that need to be done during the winter months, do not hesitate to use the Compact Tractor. The Compact Tractor can be used for many jobs during the winter months. With the correct attachment, the Compact Tractor can moonlight as a snow plough.

 

Keep it Inside

If at all possible, keep the Compact Tractor safely stored inside whenever not in use during the winter months. Where possible, keep stored inside a secure external building such as a large shed. If there is only a small, unsecured out house, this is still preferable to keeping it outside. This will keep it protected from the cold climes, wet weather, snow, sleet and sludge. Water can get into the cracks and crevices of the Compact Tractor and can freeze inside. The repercussions of this are that it will take far longer to warm up when being used later in the year.

All of these tips will ensure that your Compact Tractor will be working at maximum capacity in the spring months.

 

For further advice / help purchasing a new compact tractor or having your current compact tractor serviced do not hesitate to contact our sales department on 01962 870254 or email rs@kgmltd.co.uk

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