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Essential tools for equipment maintenence?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bdoss123, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. bdoss123

    bdoss123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    What tools can you NOT live without on a regular basis?

    - BD
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Grease gun, wrenches and sockets, screwdrivers and pliers, and the ever popular adjustable wrench.

  3. davidcalhoun

    davidcalhoun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,045

    Ditto along with:

    Air compressor - good for keeping those tires properly filled and good for blowing out debris. Air rachets and impact guns are nice too.

    5-in-1 paint tool - good for scraping decks.

    Deep well socket - A 3 inch tall socket makes for a good tool to measure the deck with. Both side to side and for pitch.

    Some sort of jack - Besides in the shop, you should also have one in the truck.
  4. Lumberjack

    Lumberjack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    A really big honking HAMMER!

  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    My 1/4" drive socket sets and 6" extension, I use these more than anything in my box. Without these I'm like a fish out of water. ;)
  6. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    A quality 3/8" drive palm-ratchet sure comes in handy for moi.
  7. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    1/2-inch Torque Wrench with sockets.

    Grease Gun

    Cordless Drill

    Screwdrivers: "Klein Tools"

    #1 Tool: "My Leatherman"

    Rubber Mallet
  8. Wing 97

    Wing 97 LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 62

    My Leatherman multi tool saves alot of trips back to the truck just for simple things.
  9. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    Amen Brother!
  10. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,247

    Right on Restro. !/4 inch straights, flex and hex in metric and standard, torx and square. Add in a quarter drive air impact and ratchet, gear wrenches in metric and standard. I would guess about 80-90% of my work is done with these.


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