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Re: Ford 2N Owner
The very first thing you need to do is to buy the manuals. See tip # 39.
For implements to set up a food plot, you will need a turn plow, disc and drag. Not a tiller. (see tip # 74)
It would be best to run it to operating temp once a month. That removes moisture from the engine & fully charges the battery. But, if that won't work, remove the battery & keep it indoors w/ a float charger ** on it every
2 or 3 weeks. Do not let the battery sit uncharged for more than 30 days.*
Ford recommends that if you are not going to use it at all, drain the tank, leave the cap loose and run the engine until the tank & carb are empty.
Remove the plugs, put a tablespoon of oil in the cylinders & turn the engine over a few times to lubricate the cylinder walls.
Block the clutch.
Check tire pressure & add air if needed. Put it on blocks or jack stands to keep the tires off of the ground.
Plug the exhaust pipe to keep the mice out. If mice are a major problem, soak some cotton balls in peppermint oil & put them under the hood & around the radiator. Some folks say mothballs work just as well.
Change the oil & lube it.
Make sure the hydraulic fluid doesn't have water in it.
Check the anti-freeze; use 50/50 anti-freeze & distilled water & run the engine to make sure it is well mixed. Don’t drain the block & radiator; all that gets you is corrosion & rust build-up in the water jacket.
If the tractor is not kept in a shed or garage, I don't think putting a tarp over it gets you much. A car cover, which supposedly does not retain moisture, would be a better idea.
Most all of this is covered in the owners manual, chapter III, storage.
* Your battery loses 33 percent of its power when the temperature dips below freezing, and over 50 percent of its power when the temperature falls below zero. A fully charged battery will not freeze until -76°F; however, a fully discharged battery can start to freeze at 32°F. So……keep the battery fully charged!
**Battery Tender at Walmart: