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How to Keep Your Tractor Running (Motorbooks Workshop) by Rick Kubik.


The past 10 years has witnessed a remarkable rise of interest in old and antique tractors. This guide to maintenance and repairs presents detailed projects that will help you keep your tractor in top running order, and is written to apply broadly to 1960s and 1970s-era tractors, as well as to newer models. In addition to basic preventative maintenance, How to Keep Your Tractor Running features projects that are organised by vehicle system. Each project is accompanied by a sidebar detailing the time, tools, money, and skills necessary to complete the project safely and effectively, as well as what benefits you can expect after completion. Each project is illustrated with how-to colour photo sequences. This book is a must-have for any tractor owner!

- Detailed projects throughout
- Covers models from the 1960s to the present
- Troubleshooting guide
- Electrical, cooling, intake, and exhaust systems
- Step-by-step instructions illustrated in colour


Projects include:

- Service wiring
- Service spark plugs (gasoline engines)
- Test coolant concentration
- Flush and replace coolant
- Replace thermostat
- Service oil bath air filter
- Replace diesel fuel filter(s)
- Install exhaust weather cap
- Change oil and filter
- Replace a leaking gasket
- Brake adjustment
- Install block heater
- Install flashers for road travel
- Install a 12-volt power point (cigarette lighter receptacle)


Rick Kubik is a certified crop adviser for the American Society of Agronomy. He lives in Strathmore, Alberta, Canada.



Large paperback, 160 pages. Book is new.

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