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Clean or not clean

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by S man, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    How do you keep your equipment?

    Shine it up after and make it look new and pampered.
    Or, Let it show it's scars from everyday battles.
  2. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    who has time to clean up equiptment? only the analretentave!
  3. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    powerwash every now and then, I'm more concerned with changing oil and filters than it shining:)
  4. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    I have the employees wash the equipment on rainy days about 1 time per month, trucks are to get washed weekly, decks scraped daily when they change blades, everything gets painted at the end of the year.
  5. mowmasteruk

    mowmasteruk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    I have good intentions regarding cleaning vans and equipment but sadly work keeps getting in the way. My other problem is that we have our depot on a farm and in summer the yard is like a dustbowl with all the movement of tractors and machinery about the place so the vans, which are in a black livery, get covered in yellow dust. In winter the roads into the depot are muddy so any attempts at cleaning are soon spoiled.
  6. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    I maintain my equipment in top shape. I Very seldom wash it.water is the enemy of bearings seals and other moving metal parts. Proper maintainance and lubrication are key to long life and and easy parts disassembly when required.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Trucks are completely washed each weekend and all the mowers are power washed as well.
  8. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 721

    all clean here new (used) exmark gets new paint and decals this week
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    dont get me wrong-i do pm too i just dont care what it looks like . it rains so much in fla that my stuff gets a bath that way -weather i like it or not. water in the gas is a real problem .in a city this size it can take a 1/2 hr to drive home in the rain.
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    trucks are cleaned every week, and equipment every week to two weeks

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