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Tractor storage????

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by 512high, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Hi Everyone,

    Greetings from Souther New Hampshire. I have a 2006 Kubota L-4330 HSTC(cab model), has 1,040 hrs. no issues(so far), I bought this in late January, and use it JUST for snow bank stacking, moving piles, etc. It is garaged in a heated buliding on a battery tender when not in use, how should i store for the late spring/summer etc.?

    1.) should i drive it once a month?
    2.) add fuel stablizer?
    3.)just leave battery tender, run fuel stabilzer, only? close fuel petcock?


    thanks!

    Philip
     
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    Im a big believer in running it once or twice a month, re lubricates all those engine components. Fuel stabilizer is a given
     
  3. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Thanks for the quick reply, i agree too, i have a plate on it, our shop is somewhat in an industrial park, about a mile to a dead end, it will drive it down and back a few times a month...thanks again!
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    We try and start our snow only tractors every month but it ends up being 6-8 weeks most times. If the tractor got out in the salt I'd fluid film it after a good washing. Greasing it is also a good idea. We always run fuel conditioner so we don't use a stabilizer for storing.
     
  5. StratfordPusher

    StratfordPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 951

    Fill the fuel tank

    Fill the diesel tank to the top... reduces moisture while sitting for months, also a good idea to change out oil and filter before letting it it...as well change out the fuel filter next fall before you run it...

    Works for me....