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Cleaning mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shadetreelawns, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. shadetreelawns

    shadetreelawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    If you clean your mowers, how often? What chemicals? Pressure washer? Just want to see what others do?
  2. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    unless i make a major oil mess my mowers never see water unless i get caught in the rain......
  3. SLMGT

    SLMGT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    The mowers are blown off daily and wiped down with a rag with degreaser on it occasionally after which the seats and fuel tanks are wiped down with armor all.
  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,569

    i washed it once when i first bought it with turtle wax wash n wax just to keep it from fading. after that no water unless i get rained on while mowing. water makes everything squeak like the deck raising and lowering. :laugh: wd-40 to the rescue!!!
  5. martinlawn29

    martinlawn29 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    once a week for the most part. power washer on low with some purple power de-gresser don't let it sit on there too long ..blow off air filters wash with trailers and trucks.

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    Once a year with car wax.
    Zipwax car wax to be exact.
  7. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    I blow mine off after each job and pressure wash 1-2 times each week.

    Wax the truck and mowers at least 2-3 times a season. Eqiupment costs alot,

    but soap,wax, and elbow grease are cheap. It also presents a clean, professional

    image to have clean equipment. I have had customers tell me they appreciate the

    fact that i take pride in my equipment. :)
  8. kmzlawncare

    kmzlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    I agree I try to keep all my stuff clean. I think you look alot more professional.
  9. TopNotchLawnCare

    TopNotchLawnCare LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 189

    Mowers are washed weekly and waxed atleast once a month.
  10. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    use a hot water pressure washer.

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