Pre Season Mower Maintaiance-what to do

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  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    This will be my 2nd year, I got my mower new so this will be the first time to do any important maintainance. What should i do other than grease the fittings? Motor oil? how often do you need to do that? It's a fan cooled so the coolant should be fine since it doesn't exist. What else? Thanks
     
  2. Lex Lawn

    Lex Lawn LawnSite Member
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    I would reffer to your manual. Here's what I do. Change oil, grease points, charge battery, check tire pressure, check belt and replace if needed, check hydro reseviour, clean or replace air filter, check spark plugs and replace if needed, sharpen blades, I may have forgotten some things but this should get you going...I preform all this maintenance after I pressure wash the machine.
     
  3. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ditto, that's about all you need to do.
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
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    yep.......
     
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
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    At Zero Hours: Install Hour Meter.

    After 2hrs: Inspect PTO clucthing belt tension.

    After 5hrs: Change engine oil and filter

    After 100hrs: Check wheel hub-slotted torque spec.

    After 250hrs: Change Hydro Filter.

    DAILY: CHECK- oil, mower blades, loose hardware, grease wheel bearings, grease castor pivots, correct tire pressure, clean grass build up under deck.

    EVERY 25 HOURS: service Air Cleaner, check belts, grease pump drive idler pivot, grease clutch arm pivot, grease pump control bearings, grease mower deck idler pivot, inspect PTO belt tension.

    EVERY 40 HOURS: CHECK- hydro oil level, tire pressure

    EVERY 80 HOURS: Remove engine shrouds and clean cooling fans.

    EVERY 100 HOURS: Change engine oil with Synthetic oil. Change oil filter with recommended filter.

    EVERY 160 HOURS: Change spark plugs.

    EVERY 500 HOURS: Check wheel hub-slotted torque specs.

    hope this helps you out :drinkup:
     
  7. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    Come on, oil filter, that is common sense with the oil :hammerhead:
     
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    just tryin' to get a list together. I will forget:dizzy:
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't forget the bearing buddies!
     
  10. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    i dunno what that is...
     

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