When a tractor engine is working correctly, it should provide reliable, fuel-efficient operation and sufficient power to take on any job. Engine issues can jeopardize your productivity and cost you both time and money.
Empire provides maintenance and repair for all tractors and agricultural equipment. Our team of factory-trained technicians has access to sophisticated diagnostic tools and other equipment necessary to provide both scheduled and emergency repairs when something is wrong with a critical piece of the equipment's engine.
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Common Tractor Engine Problems
Even the best-maintained piece of ag equipment will incur wear and tear over time. Common issues and possible causes include:
- Failure to turn over: When a tractor engine won't turn over or start, it could be due to a power issue or something more serious. Swapping out the battery and inspecting the cables for signs of corrosion may be what is needed, but the issue may also be more serious.
- Failure to start: If your tractor cranks but won't start, the engine may not be receiving enough fuel. This issue could be due to clogged fuel lines or a filter that needs replacement. Another potential issue could be caused by emissions fluids.
- Starting and then stopping: A tractor engine could die shortly after starting up for many reasons. Contaminated fuel — including if you accidentally fill a diesel tractor with gasoline or vice versa — may be the culprit. The problem could also be due to overheating or other performance issues.
- Overheating: An overheating tractor is usually the result of a problem with the cooling system. Check that the radiator has fluid in it, and clean any dirt off the fins that may be impeding their performance. If that series of steps doesn't solve the issue, there may be a problem with the radiator itself and further inspection will be required by a trained technician.
You may be able to fix some engine issues on your own, but major repairs should be handled by a trained technician to avoid further damage.
Trust Empire to Diagnose and Repair Even the Most Complex Engine Issues
From regular maintenance to complete rebuilds, Empire offers tractor engine repairs for clients throughout Arizona and Southern California. We work on gas and diesel tractors, including Massey Ferguson and Challenger.
Whether you need on-site service or in-shop repairs, contact Empire at the first sign of tractor engine troubles. Contact us to schedule service today!