1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.

    Dismiss Notice

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.

    wayne
     
  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!

    :hammerhead:
     
  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.

    Dutch
     

Share This Page