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all right what's up guys hey we're gonna

be looking at how to identify and

operate a compact farm tractor whether

it's John Deere or whatever brand you

happen to have the controls are the same

so if you want know how to drive it

stay tuned alright guys so I would start

with a walk-around of the tractor so

these most of these tractors are either

two or four-wheel drive it really

depends on the front of the tractor here

this is the loader on this is used to

scoop dirt to lift equipment to

basically do whatever you need it to do

it's just a giant scoop um these are

this particular model is a four wheel

drive you can tell if you look under

here because there will be geared hubs

by the front tires if it's not full

drive they'll just basically be attached

that's pretty much it on the back here

you have your accessory option so most

of these tractors utilize some kind of a

three-point hook-up system with a

driveshaft in the center so basically

what I'm referring to so one two and

three hook-up spots and then this is the

drive shaft which then is powered by the

hydraulics of the tractor so that's the

basic walk-around alright guys so I was

feel that the best way to show you how

to drive something is from the driver's


alright guys so the controls on this

machine are really pretty simple they're

relatively similar to a car I'm in some

way so up here on the - you've got the

this is not a speedometer this is

actually an attack on Mandir this tells

you the speed of the engine here you've

got your fuel gauge and your temperature

gauge now the temperature is very

important because one of the few ways

you can truly destroy a diesel engine is

by overheating it and blowing it up now

when you turn the key your lights are

gonna come on so these are basically

warning lights so this is your oil light

your parking light your battery light

over here this is your glow plug light

this is your tractor honestly I'm not

sure what that is and then this tells

you whether your accessory on the back

whether that's a deck mower or

rototiller or whatever is running or not

so those are the lights and that is the

dashboard now when I turn the tractor on

right here is going to be my odometer

it's gonna tell me how many miles are on

the tractor or hours actually they

register it in hours of use alright so

that is basically it so down here is my

key so off position so when I turn the

key to the on

it heats up the glow plugs and it

basically preps the tractor to be

started now right here this little this

little dial is gonna control your lights

so if you've got headlights so it's got

warning lights low beam and high beam

headlights now my tractor the headlights

have been ripped off years ago so that

doesn't do much now over here on the

side you've got your four-wheel drive

engagement button so I always just leave

it engaged in four-wheel drive so that's

that and then when you pull this up that

engages whatever is back here so

basically pulling this up is going to

activate your drive shaft right here

which will run to whatever piece of

equipment is on the back of the tractor

whether that's a mower a rototiller or


now over on this side are your gears now

this is not like a manual transmission

because this actually has multiple

gearboxes so this has a be neutral and C

so basically what these are these are

different speeds at which the tractor

will go if you want to put it in

layman's terms so let for example I'm in

B right now let's say I were to put it

in a which is the slowest most powerful

gearing for the tractor then in one

that's gonna be your lowest most

powerful gear for this tractor so it's a

combination of a B and C and then 1 2 3

4 for the gears so for example if I'm

mowing through thick brush I'm gonna run

the tractor in a 2 so that's that's a

gear combination that's gonna operate at

a low speed that's lots of power has

lots of power to do whatever you need

now if I'm just trying to move from one

point to the next I'm gonna put it in C

which is my fastest gear and then I'm

gonna put it in 3 or 4 because these are

gonna be your fastest gears now like a

manual transmission this tractor does

have a clutch so your clutch pedal is

right here so when I'm moving gears it's

not going to move from a B as C or from

1 2 3 4 unless I have this clutch pedal

pushed in so if the tractor were running

what I would do is I would push the

clutch pedal in I would select the gear

the a B or C that I want and then I

would select the gear that I want just

like a manual transmission then I would

slowly release the clutch well making

sure that the

throttle is engaged enough either

through the gas pedal or through the

throttle control that the tractor

doesn't lunge and die now over here is

the final thing to show you this is the

brake so these brakes are are weird cuz

they're separated one side and the other

but basically these two pedals are

hooked together so when you push down on

this it acts as the brake pedal for your

tractor all right guys the final thing

to show you is the parking brake which

is actually broken on my tractor but to

engage the parking brake all you do is

you push down on the on the brake pedals

and you pull this out you flick it out

till it clicks in place and that is

supposed to keep the brakes engaged as

you can see mine is broken so it doesn't

work but hey is what it is you live with

what you got so let's get started and

I'll show exactly what I would do on a

typical day to start this tractor so

first thing I would do is I'd look down

here at the key and I would turn the

glow plugs on cuz one click over not all

the way not engaging the star just one

click engage the glow plugs let's then

warm up then I would look over here at

my forward and reverse and make sure it

is in neutral so you can see it reverse

forward and Center is neutral I would

then go down I would push in on the

clutch pedal with my foot I always just

push it on the clutch just because it's

a smart thing to do if you drive manual

transmission you're gonna do this too

next over here I'm gonna look at my

throttle and I'm gonna make sure the

throttle is all the way in the down

position you never want to start the

tractor or a diesel truck when the

throttles all the way up it's just bad

for the engines so what I'm gonna do now

is I'm gonna reach down and start the

tractor so your tractor is now starting

it is in neutral so it's not going

anywhere and the throttles all the way

down so let's look at what the controls

on this tractor we're going to do so

throttle control obviously

speeds and slows down throttle so right

here this is your tachometer this tells

you how fast the engine is going over

here to my right is this big lever here

what this actually does is controls the

front loader on the tractor alright guys

well the tractor is too loud to really

talk to you while it's operating so what

I'm gonna do is I'm simply gonna cut

between the tractor and this lever so

pulling this forward raises the bucket

up pushing the lever forward lowers the

bucket down pulling the lever to the

right tilts the bucket down and pulling

the lever to me raises the bucket back

up those are the basic four basic

controls for this this lever here what

this essentially only does is controls

the front loader on the tractor alright

so I'm gonna give you guys a couple

ideas of how this works so what I'm

gonna do is I'm gonna put it in a 1

alright so with the tractor in a 1 what

I would do is I would put this lever in

forward I would push on the gas pedal

down here with my foot and I would

release the clutch


and you can see

we're moving forward now if I want to go

backwards pull this back towards me and

we're moving backwards magical and

amazing all right so if I want to go a

little bit faster what I'm gonna do is

pull this lever all the way to C put

this in c1 now we're doing

so now we're going a lot faster and the

same in Reverse

all right pretty straightforward there

all right so that's pretty

straightforward for how the gears work

so the bucket and the gears are gonna be

the main thing you use now in order to

raise and lower this this as I said what

you're gonna do is you're going to start

the tractor you're gonna look back at

your thing and basically all you're

gonna do is pull this lever up or down

so pulling it up raises it up and

pushing it down puts it back on the

ground now if you wanted a half way in

between you just pull the lever half way

to the four and that's gonna raise it up

half way pull it all the way up and it

raises it all the way up and push it all

the way down and it pushes it all the

way down alright to engage the equipment

on the back of your tractor what you're

going to do is you're gonna make sure

your truck your tractor is all the way

down the throttles all the way at the

lowest then what you're gonna do is

you're gonna raise up your equipment so

it's off the ground you don't never want

to start it when it's laying on the

ground then we're gonna do is you're

simply going to pull this up

and now you can hear that the equipment

is going so now that it's going at idle

basically what you're gonna do is you're

gonna speed the engine up until and

you're gonna speed the engine up until

it hits this little notch right here

that says that that's the speed at which

it needs to operate when it has

equipment so what I would do is I'd

start it

all right so I would start it get it up

to that speed and then the equipment is

ready to use to disengage it all you do

is push that button back down it's that


all right guys to fill the tractor up

these tractors almost universally take

diesel fuel so you just simply unscrew

the cap put your diesel in and you're

good to go

so let's take a quick look under the

hood of the tractor so you know what

you're looking at so this tractor has

been pretty well beat up in its life but

what you got here is you got your air

you got your air filter and your

radiator so one key thing you want to

keep an eye on when you're operating

this tractor for long periods of time is

that the air filter doesn't get too

clogged up so in order to check the air

filter all you do is you undo the

latches on the side you pull this cover

off and here you've got access to your

air filter so this is the air filter on

the tractor now if it's really really

dirty you can replace it but if you're

all out on the tractor for the day what

you can do is just knock it out just

knock some of the dust out just get some

of the excess crap out of there then put

it back on that'll get you going and

keep it going for the rest of the day

usually but if it's really really bad

you're going to want to replace it so

that you don't get crap in your engine

and actually damage your tractor

permanently this this reservoir here is

gonna be your radiator fluid so you want

to make sure that it's decently full

it's usually too dirty on there to see

so you can just unscrew the top check

and make sure you actually got fluid in

there and that it's decent you'll know

this because the tractor will overheat

if you're low on this you can keep it on

that the air filter the tractor will

also overheat quickly if the air filter

is extra dirty other than that there's

not a whole lot else to these pieces of

equipment they do take a little bit of

getting used to with the multiple

gearboxes and the varying speeds however

they're really very simple once you get

the hang of it yeah hey if you want to

know how to hook up equipment to the

back of the tractor check the link below

I've got other videos on how to do that

alright guys well that is about it these

tractors are really very simple to

operate however they do take a little

bit of getting used to once you first

get on them so hey hopefully this showed

you exactly what you needed to know I

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