I bought a used permagreen late last fall and used it for the first time this year the other day and went to lightly powerwash it and clean it off because I hear they must be kept clean as much as possible. We'll the spring in the pull start recoil busted and I took the opertinity to take the engine out and put the engine spacers underneath the engine from permagreen (it's a 2006 model) what a living he** getting the two front engine bolts off there was hardly any room but most of all it was a complete mess!!! Even thogu I bought it with just 36 hours on it it was not cleaned near enough i could tell a majority of the mess was not just from me. Which brings me to my point what do you fellow permagreen owners do to both keep your permagreen clean and help keep clean and in good working condition in such a crappy invironment with fertilizer???