can i do it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by crazyscaper, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. crazyscaper

    crazyscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    can i cover my mower and leave it out in my backyard temp. i was just wondering what would happen if it were to rain, would it get damaged even with tarps? any input would be great--thanks
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    Biggest problem I encountered tarping anything like a mower is MICE they will get into everything and chew every wire they can. If you tarp after its cool you don't get the condensation as much. It would be best kept inside, but if you must tarp it put mothballs everywhere in and on it that you can.

  3. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Tarps will do fine to keep a hard rain or snow off, but take them off frequently on sunny days because condensation will build under it and rust can set in. Wind and tarps don't get along either. Tie it down tight. Keep the tires off the bare ground if possible.
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Park the mower on a sheet of cheap plywood and build a wood frame over it to hold the tarp off of the mower. This will alow moisture to run down the side of the tarp instead of getting on the mower.


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