Monday, June 20, 2011

Spring Tractor Service

What we did on our summer vacation. That should really be the title of this post. I had 1 1/2 weeks off. A whole lot of time to spend on the farm getting every thing cleaned up, fixed up and ready for summer. This is our busiest time. We stopped by the John Deere dealer to inquire about servicing on our tractor. Much to our amazement they charge a fee of $375 to come out, not including supplies. Servicing amounts up to changing the oil and filter, checking and filling the hydraulic and coolant fluids, changing the fuel filter and greasing the fittings. I think I'm in the wrong profession. Again we looked at each other and decide right there in the service department that this is another one of the things we can learn to do ourselves. Home we came loaded with the items we needed. We brought out the owners manual and got to work changing the oil and filter. Filling the coolant and hydraulic fluids.

It didn't take long.

The fluids all come in big containers.

Our tractor is all hydrated, lubricated, but dirty. We have had so much rain lately that a thick coating of mud prevails. What a wonderful start to vacation. That may sound strange to some. After all it's summer. We will have time to play. But, it's SUMMER!

Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.


Michaele said...

Good for you to learn to do it yourself. So much more satisfying isn't it? That was an incredible price to have it done.

Marigold said...

First of all, it's summer where you are? Really? Hasn't happened here, but then it's only June, right? Second, remember, as I recently pointed out, 'nothing runs like a deer (e). Works for the tractor kind and the animal kind, eh? :)

doglady said...

Good job learning to do it yourself. Three hundred seventy five is ridiculous.