Before starting tractor, check all fluid levels.
Check underneath for leaks or any accumulated puddles
Tires and Wheels
Check tires for cuts or breaks in the tread or sidewalls
Observe lug nuts and see if they appear tight
Securely held down
Connections are clean
Electrolyte level is good
Cracked or broken parts
Leaking or damaged hoses
All shields are in place
Loose parts, bolts, or nuts
SMV emblem is in place, clean, and unfaded
Steps are clean of any grease or mud
Once in the operator seat:
Check the seatbelt to see if it is functioning.
After starting the tractor, observe the engine oil pressure gauge and make sure there is oil pressure in the engine.
Turn on the lights and flashers. Walk around the tractor and see if all the lights and flashers are functioning.
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)