Help Guides

Maintaining Your Jinma Tractor in the Off-Season

Keep your farm in order with Jinma tractor parts and implements from Circle GThe maintenance of your Jinma tractor and other equipment in the off-season is just as important as the maintenance you perform during peak usage. Any time a tractor or a piece of heavy equipment is not going to be in frequent use, check over this list before storing it. By taking care of your equipment now, you reduce your chances of a breakdown when the busy months roll around.

  • Always start by giving your tractor a good cleaning with soap and water.
  • Once that’s finished, make a thorough visual inspection to see if anything is leaking or in need of repairs.
  • Next, make sure all the fluid levels are correct: check the engine oil, transmission fluid, and hydraulic fluid, and make sure the diesel tank is full of diesel to discourage corrosion.
  • Do not drain the fuel and run the engine until it dies. When dealing with a diesel engine, this is not the correct procedure. It will make life very difficult when you try to get it running again.

Storing Your Jinma Tractor

If you plan to leave your Jinma tractor in storage for an extended period of time, try to make sure someone will be available to start it up for about 20 minutes at least once a month. It’s also a good idea to change the engine oil and filters before storage, so your tractor will be ready to go when there is work to be done. Treat the diesel fuel with an additive that meets the requirements of the season before putting the tractor away. Check and clean the radiator screen if necessary, as a dirty screen can inhibit the flow of air into the radiator, causing the tractor to overheat. The shroud is easy to clean after removal, and it shouldn’t take more than 5 or 10 minutes to remove any brush or build up.

If the tractor battery is weak, check over the electrical system to make sure nothing is drawing power with the tractor off. It may just be an old battery that is going dead and the cells aren’t functioning properly. If that’s the case, now is a good time to replace it.

The process for storing implements is fairly similar: Make sure they are clean and well-oiled before you put them up for storage. If anything needs to be repaired, go ahead and take care of that as well. If it’s an implement that utilizes blades for cutting, this is a great time to sharpen them. It may also be a good idea to store the blades indoors or in a covered barn to prevent rust or corrosion.

Tackling Larger Tractor Repairs

This is a very basic guide to off-season maintenance. If the tractor has been running rough or is having other larger problems, you may want to have a mechanic come take a look before putting it in storage. Taking the time to do these things now will prevent future headaches, keep your equipment running longer, and increase productivity.

At Circle G, we’re your source all Jinma tractor parts and implements. With thousands of parts in stock and ready to ship, we can provide the parts you need at a price you can’t beat.