I have had my lawn mower for about a year now and I want to preserve it and
make sure that it stays in top condition. I friend told me I should take it
to a shop but I want to do it myself.
What steps should I take to make sure that it stays in top condition. ?
change the oils and sharpen the blades at the begining of each mowing
season. empty gas tank after last mowing of the season. I do almost
nothing to mine and after 10 years the thing still runs. new blades
twice and oil maybe 5 times. 18HP riding mower with B&S engine
You'll probably want to do several of the following, but check your
owner's manual for what they recommend:
* clean / replace air filter
* clean / replace fuel filter
* replace spark plugs
* tighten all housing screws
* lubricate moving parts such as the deadman clutch line
* thoroughly clean inside of mower pan
* remove, sharpen and balance mower blade
Some of these are every use, like cleaning the pan, others are every N
hours of use, others are once a season. Also, you'll want to correctly
store the mower for the winter. And safe mower maintenance includes
unplugging the spark plug, so it can't start accidentally.
On Tue, 18 May 2004 03:57:19 GMT, "Alistair Smythe" <Alistair
Your owner's manual will tell you what should be done. Keeping the
blade sharp, replacing worn parts, using fresh clean gasoline, and
changing the oil, and changing/cleaning the filters are all important.
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