Agricultural Machinery Maintenance

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Regardless of their size or complexity, all agricultural machines require routine maintenance to continue operating at peak performance and efficiency. Regular maintenance increases the life of a machine, reduces equipment breakdowns, and improves fuel efficiency. Maintenance may be as simple as greasing a bearing or tightening a bolt, or as complex as adjusting fuel injectors or setting engine timing. This publication describes the major systems used in farm equipment and outlines basic maintenance procedures that equipment operators can use to enhance performance and efficiency. 

Gary Roberson
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service