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    Anything different about cleaning and protecting a farm tractor?

    I've been debating whether to ask this question because I think the answer is obvious, but I guess I will go through with it: cleaning and protecting a modern farm tractor should work about the same as an automobile, right? Our usual tools, chemicals, and techniques wouldn't be any different aside from the size and complexity, I assume. Any experience from the group on this?

    One specific question I have is the shiny (unpainted) parts of the hydraulic actuators, google tells me it's the piston rod. Without getting a close look, I'm assuming those have lubrication or something slimy and will need dirt wiped off-- would someone use chemicals to clean those parts or just wipe them down? Would trim protectant be a good choice for hydraulic hoses?

    The rear end of this tractor (60hp "compact utility") has a TON of painted surfaces for the frame connections, hitches, hydraulics, etc. I can't imagine trying to ceramic coat that area, I would probably just spray HydrO2 and call it good. Comments?

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    Re: Anything different about cleaning and protecting a farm tractor?

    Forget about the hydraulics. That would be like protecting your shock absorber piston rods.

    If you have painted surface I would wipe it down with a good spray wax like OCW, Fuzion spray wax or even Meguiars spray wax. Is it painted or powder coated?

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    Re: Anything different about cleaning and protecting a farm tractor?

    I treat them like most other things

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    Re: Anything different about cleaning and protecting a farm tractor?

    When I read the thread title, I thought to myself "I hope Goonie75 sees this".
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Anything different about cleaning and protecting a farm tractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    When I read the thread title, I thought to myself "I hope Goonie75 sees this".
    Thanks brother. I happened to be browsing and baam.... there it was. Lol. Hope all is well!

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    Re: Anything different about cleaning and protecting a farm tractor?

    This is an old tractor with super thin paint, that is pretty much come off in a lot of areas. I did not polish, just put on some ceramic wax and top it off with a ceramic spray periodically. Clearly single stage paint.


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    Re: Anything different about cleaning and protecting a farm tractor?

    Usual stuff. The paint is typically single stage enamel. I would recommend an AIO like 3D Speed or Blackfire One Step. A good strong degreaser to clean around engine, grease zerks, wheel hubs, and hydraulic fluid areas. An APC for the steps, controls, etc. and a good vinyl cleaner for the seats.


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