equipment tips

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rdh, Feb 11, 2001.

  1. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    i have painted the spring on my stihl weed eater head yellow
    it seem that it gets dropped and its hard to see to find
    just thought that may help some .

    any one got some tips??????????post here.thanks
  2. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    Ineteresting approach!
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Dont forget to spray the mechanisms on the motors gas/2cycle to keep things running smooth once the dust really begins to fly.

  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Heres an easy one, writting the mower hours on your oil filter when changing it.
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    This could be a very helpful thread and here
    Icant think of a thing that i dont think you
    guys already know.WELL HERE GOES.
    trimmer guard off- trim left to right ,can
    save hrs if you get good.
    Where permitted remove side discharge cover
    again saves time.Just dont spray the ladies
    porch or laundry lol.
    Spray linkege with rust resistance lubricant.
    On a new machine I TRY to keep oil clean enough
    to see thru,This might be overkill but Ive only
    had one tecumseh to go sour on me in a lot of yrs
    of mowing.
    keep pruning shears on mower and sneak and cut
    any limb thats trying to take your eyes out.
    Dip trimmer head in water to keep line cool.
    I think of others Ill get back.
    By the way some of the things I wrote are a bit
  6. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    Take a big pvc tube and put a cap on the one end. Drill two holes at the other end. Slip a rope in each end and tie a knot. Fill the tube with kerosene and slip your hedge trimmers in. Hang it up and your trimmer blades will not stick and be virtually clean for when you use them again.

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    i was with you until you wanted to put kerosene in it (Boom)
    or spontanious combustion....spray the blades with PB BLASTER it will dry with a protective coating on it.and if you want more protection from rust add some silocant bag out of some electric products that you buy........
  8. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    remove the spark arrestor (small mesh cone shaped insert on the exhaust side) on your weed wackers & edgers & rev e'm up ;-) ....
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Hey Bushmaster, I hear the gel - like solid rocket fuel works good for that too!
  10. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    Good tips, guys. I'm always losing trimmer head springs in the grass. I think I'll have to paint them now. I usually don't remove spark arrestors until I really have to. Trimmer guard off, yes. Is someone building a pipe bomb.LOL Very good thread. I would love to hear as many tips as I can.Thanks

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