Maintenance

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Tractor safety
(4) The area surrounding the fuel container yard should be
kept clear of weeds and trash and combustible substances over a
width of at least
10
m.
28.
Maintenance
28.0.1.
Tractors should be maintained according to the rec-
ommendations of the manufacturer as laid down for ordinary
work conditions. It is recommended that all machines be repaired
and reconditioned during the off season and sufficiently in ad-
vance of use.
28.0.2.
Steering mechanisms, control mechanisms, warning
devices, lights and governors should be maintained in a safe oper-
ating condition.
28.0.3.
Right and left brakes should be adjusted so that brak-
ing is equal on the two rear wheels.
28.0.4.
All stressed parts of frame members, including safety
cabs or frames, should be carefully and regularly inspected and
maintained in a safe operating condition.
28.0.5.
(1) Guards and safety devices should be inspected
regularly.
(2) Seats, audible signals, spark arrestors, and silencers and
other noise reduction devices should be inspected regularly.
28.0.6.
(1) All hydraulic systems should be regularly in-
spected and maintained to conform with the manufacturer's
recommendations.
(2) Hydraulic cylinders, valves and other similar parts should
be checked to ensure that neither internal nor external leakage has
developed to such an extent as to create a hazard.
28.0.7.
Batteries, electric motors, controllers, switches, pro-
tective devices and electrical conductors and connectors should
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