Farm Equipment Repair and Maintenance–It Happens!

Farm Equipment Repair and Maintenance–It Happens!

If you’ve lived on a small farm long enough, you know that stuff breaks. Eventually even the most durable of agricultural equipment will need some TLC. Whether from repeated long-term use, an unexpected collision with a hidden object in the field, or good ol’ Mother Nature bringing the roof down on the equipment shed, at some point you will need to be able to get your equipment back up and running…quickly.

Here at Tractor Tools Direct, we do our research on the products we sell. We only buy products that are well-engineered and fabricated, and designed to be as simple and maintenance-free as possible. Sometimes, however, repair is required. If you are handy, you can do the repairs yourself. None of our equipment has computer chips or complicated electronics – it is made to be worked on by the farmer.

And guess what? We can help you every step of the way!

The product pages for every piece of equipment we sell feature links directly to the manuals and diagrams that will help you find the replacement parts you need. These manuals also often include quick troubleshooting guides for most issues that arise. A link to our manual library can even be found on our homepage for quick reference. (Actually, we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to read these manuals even before you unpack your equipment upon its arrival!)

Our extensive video gallery includes how-to videos and tips for making quick repairs for most of the implements we sell. Need to change the angle of your belt rake? Need to change or repair a blade on your drum mower? Need to replace a shear bolt on your baler? Links to these videos and more can be found on the product pages for each piece of equipment or through a link on our homepage.

We also provide the parts and supplies for every product we sell–tines, blades, shafts, bearings, bushings–you name it! These can be found through links on our homepage. Each individual product page also provides a direct link to the parts and supplies needed specifically for that implement–so there’s no need to sift through our hundreds of inventoried parts listings!

Furthermore, equipment repair and maintenance tips can also be found in our blog. Topics from proper shear bolt use, to equipment winterization, to twine installation issues and beyond have been covered throughout the years.Many of these blogs have been compiled into a Tractor Tools Direct exclusive book, Haying Independence: The Ultimate Guide to Small-Farm Hay Production with Your Compact Tractor. A good reading of this guide will not only provide you with repair tips, but more importantly, allow you to avoid the situations that might lead to the need to make those repairs to begin with.

Not sure if the repair could be covered by warranty? That information is also easily found on multiple pages of our website. Simply scroll through the accordion menu on any product page to find the link to an implement’s warranty information.

And guess what else?

Our customer service representatives will be happy to talk you through any maintenance or repair issue you might have. While you are standing next to your implement in the field or equipment shed, we can be standing next to the identical implement in our warehouse walking you through the process. Just call us at 260-225-3429, and we can help you get back up and running in real time.

All of these tools are at your fingertips (or even your eyes and ears) and can help YOU make most repairs yourself. However, if you’d prefer to have someone else do the work, your local tractor and farm implement dealer should be able to do any work necessary. Though most of our equipment is made smaller than standard, mechanically it will be familiar to any mechanic who repairs bigger farm equipment. Simply Google for an agricultural equipment dealer near you or ask some farmers in your area for their recommendations.

In conclusion, we realize that some of our customers are brand new to farming while others are old pros. If our videos and manuals do the trick with that repair, great! If you need step-by-step coaching to get it done, that’s great too! We are here to help you no matter your level of expertise. Our number one job is to help you keep your small-farm operation operating!

Oct 1st 2023 Marti Goodwin

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