COVERING tractor models from the 1960s to the present, How To Keep Your Tractor Running is written for tractor owners who occasionally do their own wrench work either for fun or just to save a buck. Organized by vehicle systems and type of project, the 159-page softcover book is readable as interesting mechanical background material or as a reference guide for completing specific repair and maintenance projects.

Each project is described step by step and is illustrated with vivid photographs. In addition, each project is accompanied by a sidebar detailing the time, tools, money and skills necessary to complete the project safely and effectively, as well as what benefits you can expect after completion. There's also a handy list of parts sources.

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