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  1. Unit 4 Starting and Stopping Tractors Safely • Starting Procedures • Different types of Tractor Engines • Starting Problems • Engine Warm-Up • Stopping tractors safely

  2. Starting Procedures

  3. Starting Procedures Daily maintenance and safety check

  4. Starting Procedures Daily maintenance and safety check Mount the tractor using steps safely http://www.safetyline.wa.gov.au/PageBin/farmhazd0031.htm

  5. Starting Procedures Daily maintenance and safety check Mount the tractor using steps safely Adjust seat (fasten seatbelt if ROPS equipped) http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/agriculture/agpublicat/farm006.html

  6. Starting Procedures Daily maintenance and safety check Mount the tractor using steps safely Adjust seat (fasten seatbelt if ROPS equipped) Check controls (neutral position) http://www.buhler.com/sitefiles/images/tractor/genesis/pto.jpg

  7. Starting Procedures Daily maintenance and safety check Mount the tractor using steps safely Adjust seat (fasten seatbelt if ROPS equipped) Check controls (neutral position) Check for people in the area www.kendor-ranch.com/ Email.htm

  8. Starting Procedures • Depress clutch http://agrability.sdstate.edu/images/rat/sdap6400_clutch.jpg

  9. Starting Procedures • Depress clutch • Open throttle www.four-h.purdue.edu/ tractor/ljs.html

  10. Starting Procedures • Depress clutch • Open throttle • Turn switch to ON position http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/tractor/pictures/116b.jpg

  11. Starting Procedures • Depress clutch • Open throttle • Turn switch to ON position • Check indicator lights http://www.sweettractors.com/kioti%20tractors/Kioti%20LB1914.html

  12. Starting Procedures • Depress clutch • Open throttle • Turn switch to ON position • Check indicator lights • Turn switch to START position www.kountrylife.com/ content/vin15.htm

  13. Starting Procedures NEVER START OR RUN A TRACTOR IN A POORLY VENTILATED BUILDING

  14. Gasoline Engines • Not as common in modern agriculture • Choking • Problems with excessive choking www.ebay.com

  15. Diesel Engines • Most widely used • Different ignition system • Importance of warming-up • Glow plugs • Starting Fluid use www.freefoto.com

  16. LPG Engines (Liquid Propane Gas) • Similar starting to gasoline engines • Vapor starting system • Starting procedure Danger of opening vapor valve too quickly • After Warm-Up Antique Tractors, Etc.

  17. Starting Problems • Maximum Crank Time • Problems • Ignition • Fuel System • Check your operator’s manual • for more troubleshooting information

  18. Engine Warm-Up • Proper Warm-Up • Operator’s Manual • Suggested Methods

  19. Stopping the Engine • Problems created from stopping incorrectly • Specific recommendations vs. general procedures • Shut off engine (different depending on type of engine)

  20. Points to Remember • The length of useful engine life is affected by starting and stopping procedures • Warm-up is important! • Use common sense!