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Tractor 4-H Project Area

(Should be at least 14 years old and have taken the Small Engines series.)

The 4-H tractor program provides you with educational information about agricultural tractors and machinery. You’ll develop project skills (principles of engine operation, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, safe operation) and life skills (decisionmaking, using science and technology, developing communication skills).

Starting Up (Tractor A) is for you if you have little or no experience with a tractor and equipment. Project skills covered include safety procedures, mechanics of the engine, accessory equipment, how to use the operator’s manual, tractor maintenance and function of different operational systems.

Tractor Operations (Tractor B) builds on what you learned in Starting Up. Much of the manual is geared toward farm and tractor safety and tractor maintenance. Also covered are mechanics of the engine, accessory equipment and function of different operational systems.

Moving Out (Tractor C) requires some prior agricultural tractor and equipment experience. You will learn about farm safety, tractor maintenance, different types of oil systems and fuel safety.

To take Learning More (Tractor D), you also need some prior agricultural tractor and equipment experience. This manual contains the major areas: safety, maintenance, mechanics, operational systems and equipment.