power washing?

Coach

LawnSite Member
Location
Southern Indiana
How many of you power wash your equipment. I probably power wash mine once a month. What little things do you do to help prevent future problems the water can cause?

Thanks Coach.....
 

soccerlawn

LawnSite Senior Member
I generally Powerwash my equiptment once a month, and scrape the grass off inbetween those times. My advice is run the blades on pavement for a little while to dry off the deck, use towel to wipe excess water from on top of deck, and fill the spindles with grease before you power wash, so there will be less of a chance of getting water in the spindles.
 

DLCS

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Illinois
I power wash my equipment occasionally and only when extremely dirty. I make sure I never blast the water at the spindles, bearings or electrical parts or controls. I always make sure I grease AFTER I'm done washing to squirt out any water that found its way in somewhere it shouldn't be. just don't get too carried away and you should be fine.
 

Dave655

LawnSite Member
Location
Syracuse NY
I powerwash and use SIMPLE GREEN, best cleaner, and degreaser that there is!!
 

sildoc

LawnSite Silver Member
I toss a heavy duty plastic bag over the engine to keep water from getting in to air filter and such. I also do as above and not directly shoot it at the spindles. Good luck.
 

Rick Jones

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NY
I know Toro just suggests washing their equipment with a regular garden hose. If you blow off the equipment at the end of each day it keeps the mess to a minimum. Then if you wash with soap & water from a garden hose once a month of so it will stay looking pretty good. Might also want to apply some wax after you've washed it.
 

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