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change oil
replace brake pads
change tires
replace fuel filter
replace air filter
replace spark plugs
change transmission fluid
rotate tires
patch a tire
replace rotors
replace lights on a vehicle
grease large vehicles
attach and detach attachments from a tractor pto
replace radiator coolant
replace water and check water levels in a battery cell

green belt-

black belt-

Can anyone give any help on the harder belts? There's a ton of stuff that can be added here... but I think that its important to keep in mind here that the main goal is to be competent at running a farm. Being able to replace every single part on any vehicle is a nice skill to have, but I'm not sure if its as essential a skillset to develop as say, animal husbandry, or gardening without irrigation. I'd like to see Paul's opinion on this.

I also think that effective troubleshooting is a really good skill to have, but I'm not sure how to properly word that in order to add it to the list.

Also, when I think of large tool care, all that comes to mind are vehicles, tractors, excavators. Is there any other large tool that I'm missing? Maybe something that doesn't use combustion?
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Other "large tools" might include windmills, sawmills, hydroelectric generators?

Other things that might come into play under this heading - Power hammers; Balers; mechanized harvesting equipment that are not tractors; Earth brick presses; cement mixers; sorting/sifting equipment.

Some of these might be relatively small portable items, or stationary, or even self-propelled - so in some incarnations they might belong in another category.

Just throwing out some possibilities.
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