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Monthly repair costs?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Schlepie, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. Schlepie

    Schlepie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    I know most of us use our equipment alot and eventually have to take it in ( assuming you don't have the time to work on yourselves) to get repaired. When you take them in, how often and how much $'s in repairs. I'm solo and have just recently had my Exmark in to have spindles replaced and blade belt, ( unit is almost 2 years old). Have also taken my Stihl trimmer in for odds and in's ( about a year and 1/2 old ). My Echo backpack is almost 3 years and seems not to run as well as it used to either. Is it just me or is this normal?
  2. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    balance your blades and you wont have any spindle problems. Run high quality oil and you wont have many 2 stroke probs. I rarely (not yet) have any major problems that cost me an arm and a leg. Preventative maintenance is key to keeping your equipment in tip top shape.
  3. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    See above ....
    I am with MacLawn on this one ...
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i have 5 mowers, 2 wackers, 2 edgers, 2 blowers. with that, and the truck, i estimate roughly $1500 a year in maint/repairs. its pretty accurate

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