Before the start of the season, I encourage everyone to perform my complete lawn mower maintenance tips. By following these 9 steps you will have your mower running smoothly all year, every year. Your lawn mower maintenance should take less than an hour to perform.
Step 1: Oil Change
Grab you a new oil filter and enough oil to perform an engine oil change. The engine is the life of any mower. If you cut in really dusty conditions or mow frequently this may have to be done more than once a year.
Step 2: Air Filter Change
Everything needs to breathe, and that includes your engine. After a year or two I recommend going ahead and replacing that air filter. Don’t forget to clean or replace your pre-filter, too. Spray with a little oil to help it attract dust particles.
Step 3: Check Tire Pressure
Tire pressure can affect how your mower rolls across the lawn. Each mower is designed to be supported in a specific way, and it all rides on air.
Step 4: Replace Anti-Scalp Wheels
Yes, these are very important. Again, each mower is designed to roll over the yard and the anti-scalp wheel really help prevent scalping.
Step 5: Wash
Everything needs to take a bath.
Step 6: Lubrication
Keep your mower rolling and operating smoothly with a quick lubrication. Metal rubbing against metal is never a good thing.
Step 7: Replace Gas Filter
A gas filter filters out any particles that may have gotten into your gas tank. This will protect the sensitive parts of your engine and carburetor.
Step 8: Replace Spark Plug
The spark plug creates that spark to fire up your engine. Over time it will become less effective. Install a new one to keep things running smoothly.
Step 9: New Blades
Install new blades to keep a clean cut. A dull blade can tear the lawn blades.
Check out my blog for more video on maintaining a Bermuda lawn.
Hope you enjoy the video below:
Products recommended/used in this video:
- PJ1 Foam Filter Care Kit
- DeWalt Metric Tool Set
- Anti-Scalp Wheels (mower specific)
- Gas Filter (mower specific)
- Air Filter (mower specific)
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Best of Times in the Lawn!!