Winter is coming and the leaves have all fallen. The time for mowing lawns is over, and your lawn mower needs to be stored. Here’s some tips to properly winterize and store your mower until spring.
• Clean the mower deck and blade shaft. Be sure to dry it so it won’t rust
• Inspect belts, filters, and safety screens
• The air intake filters can get clogged, so be sure to vacuum them out and or replace them.
• Apply a lubricant to pivot points and contact points to prevent rust and be sure to grease all your grease points
• Make sure gasoline is drained or use a fuel stabilizer (one ounce of fuel stabilizer will usually treat 5 gallons of gas)
• If using stabilizer, after you put it in the fuel tank, be sure to start your mower and let run for about five minutes to let the stabilizer in the fuel get everywhere. BE SURE TO DO THIS STEP!
• Change the oil in engine.
• Be sure to take the battery out and keep it charged by using a battery tender so your battery will be fresh and ready come spring
• Make sure you top off or change hydraulic fluid so that when spring comes around, your mower will be performing properly
• If you’re storing outside, be sure to keep it in a dry and level spot
Is this more than what you want to tackle? Call NCI and we will do the job for you!
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