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Old 05-19-2011, 01:36 AM
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HartselleLawnEnforcement HartselleLawnEnforcement is offline
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What kind of maintenance and how often do you do it?

Yeah, ya'll are going to think I'm crazy, but just out of curiousity, since everybody does it different... How often do you do your regular maintenance (oil, air filter, blades, etc.) I know that the dealer says to do it every so often, but doing work everyday, I understand that the regular maintenance needs to be done more often, just not sure how often.. HELP!!
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:06 PM
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That's a tough question because the number of hours/day put on a piece of equipment will be different for each company. This is what we do-

Grease: 2x per week
Air filter: cleaned with compressed air 1x per week
Oil/ filter change: First monday of the month (synthetic)
Blades: Daily
Fuel filter: Yearly
Blow off machines: Daily (better appearance/runs cooler)
Wash machines: Weekly (appearance)

Done according to Bobcat factory maintenance schedule

Hand tools- (string trimmers, bed edger, backpack blowers, hedge trimmers, etc)
Fluid film hedge trimmers before, during, and after use
Carb adjustment as needed
Visual inspection for any maintenance needs
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:23 PM
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blow off mower after every cut. Looks better and runs better that way. Change oil half way through the season. clean machines weekly(every sunday) clean air filter every week as well.
Blades sharpen them every month
Thats pretty much it all the other stuff is yearly.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4x4
7x10 Pequea trailer
09 Exmark Lazer Z 60"
Stihl FS 90R
Stihl FS 90R with brush bladde
Stihl BR550 back pack blower.
Stihl 81R Hedge Trimmer
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:25 PM
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We blow them off everyday, change the oil about 2-3 times a season and clean the air filter every 1-2 weeks.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:53 PM
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blow off machines each job..(to minimum tracking diseases and insects to other jobs) change/sharpen every day...grease every other day....change oil every 50 hrs...air filter blow out every day...change every month...unless dry and dusty then more often...power wash everything every 2-3 weeks...3ztr's/6 walkbehinds/2 21"s......we cut a lot of
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