Tractor Repairs – Can You ‘do it Yourself’?
Most farmers are pretty handy when it comes to odd jobs and DIY.
So, it’s understandable when you have a problem with that piece of agricultural machinery that your first response is likely to be to try and fix it yourself. That’s fine and here at White’s Tractors we can help by providing an appropriate range of parts suitable for many different types of agricultural machinery
This isn’t just a question of pride. Putting your tractor in for repair will inevitably result in a bill that has to be paid and most farmers have to watch the cents pretty closely. That’s another powerful reason to try and fix things yourself where at all possible.
However, as we’ve said before, it’s important to be realistic about your own capabilities. It’s a bit of an industry myth that all farmers are naturally gifted with a spanner and it may be that engineering just isn’t your thing.
Is sometimes overlooked just how much potential damage can be caused by someone experimenting with their tool set on a modern complicated engine or lift hydraulics etc. Remember that it can sometimes be more expensive to pay someone to put right a misguided attempt at a repair than it would have been to pay them to do it properly in the first case.
This message isn’t always palatable and it sometimes challenges an individual’s self-image to have to accept the reality that a repair is simply beyond their technical capabilities.
Many of us may have had the difficult experience of looking one of our children in the eye and being stuck for words when they ask “why can’t you fix it?” That can be even worse when you are trying to explain to your family or mates why you’ve had to put something into a repair shop rather than do it yourself.
On balance, our advice is to err towards caution. By all means, have a look at the problem and see if you can firstly diagnose it accurately then secondly fix it quickly. If you have any doubts in either respect, get your broken down agricultural machinery to an expert sooner rather than later.