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Wash and Sharpen

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fwilamosky, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. jschultznorth

    jschultznorth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    We use the oregon as well with the cheapo plastic balancers. Really I don't mind just using a grinder and vise myself though.
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    I wash my mowers every time I get caught in the rain. I sharpen the blades every 2-3 weeks.
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,790

    i washed mine when i first bought it and maybe 1 time in 2 years. i do blow it off after i cut every yard. i wipe it off with a rag and water or cleaning product every now and then to keep it looking clean.

    i sharpen blades once every 2 weeks.
  4. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,145

    It took a few years for me to learn what you speak of but I'm on your side, there's absolutely no sense in it.

    As for sharpening blades, not including 21's, every time a mower needs fuel I do maintenance, among other things this includes sharpening the blades.
  5. agent walker

    agent walker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    sharpen daily in the spring, every other day when it slows down. Wash real good every winter and a few times in between when I get a chance.
  6. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 554

    I wash mine only when needed. I blow dust off of everything with compressed air daily, including the air filter, very important to me. I sharpen my blades once or twice a week. after 5 sharpenings, I pull out a new set.
  7. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    Wash it right before I sell it.
  8. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,740

    Yes! Now we're talkin. > ""Wash it right before I sell it""
  9. MIGreenscape

    MIGreenscape LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 41

    Both weekly, over 1500hrs currently on one mower thats been washed from day 1 and no problems. Power washing them is bad, my 2 cents!
  10. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 756

    Couple times a season, and blades every other day depending on use. Does anyone coat the pre-filter with oil? some manuals say to do this, but I dunno, seems like it would plug up even faster.

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