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End of season question?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Ranger 13, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. Lawn Ranger 13

    Lawn Ranger 13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Do you drain all gas out of your equipment (mowers, trimmers, blowers etc.) when you finish for the season. What other preventive maintance do you recommend? Thanks for the info.
     
  2. Rollacosta

    Rollacosta LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    no but you should [drain gas]..i would reccomend you keep your kit in a frost free place
     
  3. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    We have always put fresh fuel into mowers then added Stabil,as for the handheld equipment we drain fuel.We kept all equipment in a heated garage to help with starting every week or so throughout the winter months...
     
  4. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    You can find fuel stabilizer or whatever it's called at a gas station or something. You just add a few drops of this stuff and it keeps the gas relatively pure. The stuff we use works on gas/oil mixes as well.
     
  5. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Fill the tank all the way up to prevent condensation inside the tank. Put in Stabil, start it and run it for 5 minutes (each tank). Remove battery
     
  6. LHSlawnman86

    LHSlawnman86 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 153

    i drain most of the gas out of the mowers and leave just enough to get them into my shed. once they are in i put stabil in because this and running it dry of gas will prevent getting any gummy stuff in the carborator and causing a hard or nearly impossible start in the spring.
     
  7. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Teaspon of Marvel Mystery Oil in the spark plug cylinder......pull cord a few times (or turn key), replace plug. Puts a thin coating of oil on the guts.....
     
  8. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Ken, do you turn the key without the plug in?
     

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