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Necessary Spares?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Randy Scott, Jan 9, 2001.

  1. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    The time saving tricks thread got me thinking. What are some items you guys carry on the trailer as far as spare parts that are relatively common and may be needed. I did a search but didn't find too much. Thanks in advance.
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    fuel filters, spark plugs, throttle cable, and kotter keys.

  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    I carry a complete set of belts for my Choppers, a V and a Flat idler pulley, a set of connector chain links for the lift and a spare front tire in my diamond plated truck tool box. I also carry an extra 2 sets of blades, an air tank, extra two cycle mix, a roll of trimmer string and a grease gun. I'm probably missing something here, but I try to be prepared.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    A helper in a glass booth ,with a little hammer chained to it for emergencies. But really, besides tools I carry hitch pins, wire ties, oil, hearing protection, glasses, fuses, assorted nuts and bolts and spare blades. If I have a small part break, I'll buy 2 of them and keep one as a spare for next time. I also installed a fire extinguisher on the trailer opposite the gas cans.
  5. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    Extra blades, belts, plugs, rims and tires for our Walker's, tools, wire, fuses and whatever else that will fit in a diamond plate truck box.
  6. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    A spare trailer tire. Trailer tires attract more nails for some reason.
  7. jaclawn

    jaclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 490

    I don't really carry any spare parts. I do carry a spare of each piece of equipment. It also helps that I am never more than 5 minutes from the shop at any given time.
  8. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    R U by West Chester or that vacinity??


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