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Old 04-10-2003, 10:55 PM
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Aerator maintenance

I've been put in charge of maintaining 12 aerators for the next month and a half. These machines will do anywhere from 10-30 residential lawns a day, 7 days a week. 2 of them are brand new, 3 of them are about 3 years old, and 7 of them are rentals (look fairly new).
oil change interval?
spark plug?
anything else?

tia, Matt
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Old 04-10-2003, 11:48 PM
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Depends on brand-
Ryans need greased daily. Very important for bearing life.
Keep an eye on chain tension, oil chain at oil change.
I change oil at 25hrs-check gear reduction case oil level
plug at 100
at oil change check/clean air filter, inspect drive belt.
Also if using the Ryan 4 you will want to keep a spare throttle cable on hand.
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Old 04-10-2003, 11:54 PM
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Originally posted by Bob Minney
Depends on brand-
Ryans need greased daily. Very important for bearing life.
Keep an eye on chain tension, oil chain at oil change.
I change oil at 25hrs-check gear reduction case oil level
plug at 100
at oil change check/clean air filter, inspect drive belt.
Also if using the Ryan 4 you will want to keep a spare throttle cable on hand.
Awesome Bob, the rentals are all Ryans. Do the throttle cables break easily?
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