Tractor and agricultural machinery mechanics maintain, repair and overhaul farm machinery, equipment and vehicles such as tractors, harvesters, pumps, ploughs, planters and irrigation apparatus. Apart from listening to and visual inspection of the equipment, these mechanics use electronic equipment to trace problems.
Tractor and agricultural machinery mechanics dismantle defective units and repair or replace parts using various tools. They reassemble, adjust and lubricate these parts to ensure that they operate efficiently. They install and repair farm irrigation systems and maintain farm electrical systems.
These mechanics need to be able to work with both petrol and diesel engines and may occasionally have to do welding. They often have to work very quickly since farmers cannot afford to have important machinery out of order for long.
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