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What do you use to clean your mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gmanlq, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. gmanlq

    gmanlq LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    What do you guys use to keep the outside part of your mower looking clean? Do you clean under your deck? If so how often?
  2. Mimowerman

    Mimowerman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    i'm sure alot of guys will recommend simple green , and I too will say that stuff works pretty well! Try the degreaser stuff, it has a extra kick! I have also found a product available at Costco that is called oil eater, which works wonders on all sorts of stuff! under the deck is cleaned on a 21" mower every so often especially if mulching, however, I haven't used a 21 in years!
  3. jcthorne

    jcthorne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 208

    Usually one amigo.......sometimes it takes two.

    TREEGUARD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    i use gunk degreaser from the auto store let it sit then power wash it looks great when done problem it only lasts a week.
  5. WINTER 3

    WINTER 3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    I use spray nine to and a pressure washer. It looks nice till the first lawn. I clean the underside of ther deck every week and spray mow deck.
  6. DFLS

    DFLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Pressure washer just be careful where you aim and run everything and grease the fittings and spray where needed with WD-40 when done.
  7. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    Castrol Super Clean

    Spray it on, let it set for a few minutes spray it off with the hose. Doesn't even need elbow grease! Works great!:clapping:
  8. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,214

    I respect your desire to keep the equipment clean... but I have never bothered to clean the outside of my mower unless it was covered in dog crap or rotten fruit. I clean under the deck a lot. Usually with a putty knife. Other than that, though, if it doesn't come off with my blower, then it doesn't come off... Too busy as a one man band to mess with it.
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    I use an air compressor and blow off all equipment at the end of the day and a putty knife for the underside of the deck at end of the week pressure washer gets some use. I also make sure everything gets at least one coat of wax every year.
  10. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 861

    Same here.

    If "HoseA" isn't enough, then I ask "HoseB" to help him out. :usflag:

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