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Do some of you really wax mowers???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by South Florida Lawns, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    For real? Who has time for that? I was reading an older thread and everybody chimed in at the same time saying how they always wax them. Jeez I'd rather be using my time to get more customers than buffing a lawn mower. Guess its all the part timers we have on here.
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    I don't even wash mine the rain at 50mph does a fine job.
  3. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    We wax our mowers while you are making 4,000 posts. Once in a while its good to wax the mowers. Keeps them from rusting so easily. I try to do mine twice a year.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I don't wax them, but as you might have seen in my thread I wiped em down with fluid film while I was treating underneath them. It protects the mower and the extra shine is an added bonus! lol It took us for all four mowers about 20 minutes....
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Every day I take each and every machine completely apart down to every last
    little nut and bolt, then I meticulously hand wash every part with warm soapy
    water and a toothbrush, once that is done I towel dry the parts and put it all
    back together, then I apply a triple coat of Carnauba wax to it.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2010
  6. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    I like that....very meticulous
  7. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    I waxed all mine this winter. Wash them regularly throughout the year but no time for waxing then
  8. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,684

    Nothing wrong with taking care of your equipment, but I don't wax, just wash off and blow off machine.
  9. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    I don't wax our equipment, however I will wash and clean off and out any mud and caked on dirt. When it comes to waxing, there isn't really anything to wax on our Exmark's and Walker's.!!!!!!!
    When I see a completely clean machine or one that is bright and shiny, then it is a sign that this machine is new and on the show room floor. Dirty machines are a sign that someone is using their equipment to make money. You look at our engines and they are clean...........that is a different story!!!!
  10. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,070

    i waxed a tractor i once had thats was the last machine i did that with now my dixon is lucky to get a quick rinse

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