New Holland WorkMaster Safety, Operation Service


Hello, this is Brian Messick with Messick farm equipment and I'd like to introduce you to the New Holland WorkMaster 70 tractor. We will be going over three portions of this tractor. We will talk about general maintenance of the tractor, we will talk about operation of the tractor and we will talk about the safety features that this tractor has to offer.

To access the engine compartment of this tractor there's a latch here on the front that you move over, then you just lift up. The hood is on a gas strut so it will stay up and out of your way, it won't come falling down on you. Up front on this tractor we have the battery. The battery is held down by two wing nuts and a battery hold-down clamp.

As we come around to the side of the tractor over here we have our radiator and our cooling system in the front of the package. As we move our way back we have some filters, these two filters are fuel related filters and on top of this filter you have a priming pump. When you change this filter and you need to prime the system you press it and you actually see fuel come out from there. This next filter down here, this is our engine oil filter and that would be changed when it would be time to change the engine oil.

As we come up underneath the hood right here, this big canister, this is our air filter. You remove these clamps, you can pull the air filter out, replace it as needed. As we're on the right-hand side of the tractor here we have our hydraulic filter, the big canister filter here. We also have one of the most important things. We have our engine oil dipstick where we can check our engine oil, something that should be done daily.

Down on the front of the tractor in our steering area we have some grease Zerks. You have grease Zerks for your power steering and for your spindle down here. Make sure you grease them adequately.

This tractor is equipped with a three cylinder diesel engine. Up here on the left hand side is our fuel cap for diesel fuel and diesel fuel only. You want to make sure you put the proper fuel in the tractor. Some other things to look as you come around your tractor for daily inspection, just look at your tires, make sure they're properly inflated before you operate the tractor.

The tractor is equipped with headlights, four-way flashers. You want to make sure that your lights are working properly so you're well seen on the road. With the lights of tractors also equipped with a rear work light, your headlights must be on and then you can turn on your toggle switch on the light for your rear work light. On the back of the tractor we have our three-point hitch, some things that we want to look at. This hitch has pull outs link ends, they come out by pushing down on here and they come out and then they will self lock in.

You want to make sure that these are locked in tight when hooking up to any of your implements or your boats. The other thing down in here is your telescoping stabilizers you have pins and holes. You want this pin as rigid as you can make it so there's not slop so the boat is not back there moving around, especially when transporting down the road. Just make sure everything's tight on our three-point hitch as we can get it, top link is set properly for safe transportation down the road.

For operation of the tractor on our right hand side we have our gear shifter. This shifter goes from one to four in a standard H pattern. It is a synchronized shifter meaning that you can shift this on the go by using the clutch. When we're in neutral position, when we would depress our clutch we'd go up to first gear, then second gear, third gear and fourth gear, all in a standard H pattern.

Staying on this side of the tractor down on our floor, the big orange pedal that is a throttle that gives you the ability to either use a foot throttle to rev the engine. Moving over to the side we have our brakes, it's a left and right brake. You can lock the two brakes together the way you see them or you can unlock them and use them as steering brakes. To unlock them here's just a metal tab right there that you lift up. Now the brakes are unlocked and you would be able to either depress the right hand brake or the left hand brake.

On the left hand side of the tractor we have our range lever we have a low neutral and high range of the tractor. The ranges are a non synchronized meaning that you must come to a stop to go from low range to high range with the tractor. These are shifted with our clutch, our clutch pedal is down here on the floor of the tractor. We depress the clutch with our foot we could pick either low range or high range, but you must come to a stop to shift your range levers from high to low.

Next up on our dash, the big orange handle we have forward, neutral, reverse. This is our shuttle for forward to reverse. We depress our clutch pedal, we push it forward, when we release the clutch the tractor will move forward. We press the clutch pedal and we pull it back the whole way into the reverse position, release the clutch and the tractor will go backwards. This is a synchronized shuttle meaning that we can go from forward to reverse without having to come to a stop.

There is a neutral position in the middle where you can position it and the tractor will be in neutral and not go anywhere. On the left-hand side we have the big yellow handle, this is our PTO otherwise known as our power take-off. To engage that we push to press our clutch, we push this the whole way forward into that position, release the clutch. That will engage our rear power take-off for doing any rotary cutting or anything like that.

To disengage just pull the lever back to the neutral, back to the back position, the PTO is disengaged and you're safe to dismount the tractor. On our right hand side of the tractor down by the low here we have our three-point hitch position and draft control. Our furthest from our right is our position control, this one will raise and lower your three-point hitch, this will pick up your objects or lower your objects.

Some of the tractors are equipped with rear remotes, hydraulic remotes. This is our green and blue handle. With most of your operation these will not be utilized but these would move forward and backwards to engage our hydraulic remotes on the back of the tractor. The tractor is equipped with four-way hazards. That button is this one here. To turn them on we depress the button. Up on the dash we show the lights flashing which indicates that our four-wheel or four-way flashers are on.

The next toggle switch down is our lights, this turns on our work lights on the front of the tractor. Our next is our turn signals. This down here underneath our shuttle lever, we have left and right turn signals that you can use and they will light up on the back of the tractor. As we work our way across the tractor we come to this knob here, this gives us our three position lights for our front headlights. It gives you a work light position, a high beam and a low beam light configuration and off.

Next button over with the horn on gives you the horn, depress to turn on the horn. As we come up to the home configuration, this button here takes you back to your screen here which is home and that will show you your ground speed, your PTO speed and your RPM just by depressing that button.

When climbing onto the tractor you want to enter using the stairway, climb up onto the tractor when seated in the tractor to start the tractor. What we want to do is we want to make sure the parking brake is engaged, which is down here by our side right here. When that lever is up and the brake is depressed you will see the parking brake is engaged on the tractor.

To start the tractor we're going to depress the clutch then we're going to turn our key. The park break is located on the right hand side of the tractor which is this orange lever right here. The parking brake right now is engaged. To disengage the parking brake I line up my lever, I depress my park brake then the parking brake is disengaged on the tractor.

You can see the pedal raised up. To engage the park brake, what I do is I pick up on my lever, I turn it, step on the park brake. You can hear the park brake. It locks, it's now engaged on the tractor.