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Basic Maintenance.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ubirajara83, May 16, 2008.

  1. ubirajara83

    ubirajara83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    Hello I wondering if you guys could give me a list of some basic maintenance I should be doing with my mowers and equipment and how often it should be done. Thank you
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Read your owner's manual.
  3. ubirajara83

    ubirajara83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    I dont have one
  4. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    Sharpen your blades every 8-10 hours of use (less if hitting sticks, rocks, etc).

    Change your oil every 40 or so hours.

    Check your air filter weekly and replace when needed.

    Grease what needs grease. You should contact the companies to get their manuals. It will help you as some items do not require frequent greasing and some do.

    Check spindles, belts, guide wheels, etc.. DAILY.

    Check air pressure in your tires often. All your tires. Trailer, truck, mowers.
  5. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,632

    Buy one, or download one...it is worth the effort. The parts manual is important, too. I always look up my own part numbers before I call the dealer to order, they are easily confused.
  6. Bennett scape

    Bennett scape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    i agree don't do anything other guys say, unless you read the manual. Every machine is different obtain the manual, the dealer should carry a lot of manuals, i know mine does anyway if not you can always download it. :)

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