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Tractor AC Checkup- As Easy as 1,2,3

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Tractor AC Checkup- As Easy as 1,2,3. Working inside the cab of a tractor during the heat of the day can be a very hot experience without a fully functioning air conditioner. Doing a tractor AC checkup before the season begins can make sure your AC doesn't go out one day in the field.  In three easy steps, you can check and troubleshoot if your tractor AC is working. Clean and blow out all loose dirt, dust, and chaff.  Start and adjust the engine to normal fast idle speed, then turn on the air conditioner and set it for maximum cooling with blower fan on high speed. Operate air conditioner for five to ten minutes to stabilize the system.  If your AC is NOT cooling, check for a charge by noting sight glass if used. Note the gauge readings for normal pressures. Establish that electrical components (switches, thermostat, blower and clutch) are functioning and check that the air passages and ducts, refrigerant lines, hoses, compressor drive and belts are all

New, Used, Rebuilt? What do I need?

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New, Used, Rebuilt? What do I need?  All States Ag Parts specializes in supplying new, used and rebuilt parts to our customers, but what exactly does that mean? A new part is an aftermarket part. This means it is built to replace the original part as a high-quality and affordable alternative to the OEM part (original part built by the manufacturer). These new parts come with a one-year warranty and an option for a 2-year extended warranty. A used part is a part that comes from a salvage machine in one of our salvage yards. The part is cleaned and inspected by our team. These parts sell at 50-70% of a new part and come with a one-year warranty. One benefit to choosing to buy used, aside from the cost savings is your impact on the environment; when you by using you recycle this part, preventing it from an early trip to a landfill. These parts also come with our All States 1-year warranty. A premium used part requires extensive work to ensure it is ready to be handed off to

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

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Make Hay While The Sun Shines To achieve the most successful and profitable season possible, doing a preseason check up on your hay baler just as you would do on your car, allows you to find any issues before hay-day actually comes. When the hay season is on the horizon, about three to six weeks from the date you will pull the machine out to begin work, start work on this checklist. (We have included a checklist worksheet at the bottom of this article to help) When starting your preseason check, begin with the tire pressure; your machine won’t be going anywhere without functioning tires. Check the tire pressure of all tires and make sure the tires aren't excessively worn down. Check belt and chain tension on your baler and make sure that everything is pulling smoothly. While you're there, oil all of those chains. Check all lubrication points and add any needed lubrication to those spots to ensure a well-oiled machine. The toolbox on your machine has s