pre season tuneups

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dmk395, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    I run 3, 23 hp wright standers. Usually I do my pre season tuneup myself. Clean cooling fins, change oil, plugs, fuel filters etc. Same with my Stihl back back blowers etc. Do most of u guys do this stuff yourself or bring to your local dealer?
  2. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I do it myself. Not saying all dealers are bad but i've had my fill of bad ones
  3. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    Do it myself, not sure why anyone in the business would pay someone for something they could easily do themselves and save the $$$. Basic maintenance is a must know how if your in this business.
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,049

    We try to do all our service we been wrenching like slapper says. but we usually solve the problem. Preventive maintenance is the key,if you can try to stay with manufacture filter's there is a big difference,try one day after it has been used cut open a manufacture oil filter what a difference. On 2 stroke fuel filters I use only manufactur. I know $7 bucks for fuel filter for 2 stroke but it pays off.:waving::waving:
  5. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    All lawn equipment MUST go back to the dealer. Especially in NJ.
    And don't question the bills, just pay them. :)
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,558

    I didn't see hydro oil and filter change and hydro belt....those would be close to top of list for those wright units. Also do lyou check spindles for wear that is a 600hr wearout thing. As a rule I always replace the starter relay those are junk and only last short time.
  7. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    I use this time to fix what's actually broken.
  8. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I change plugs, all filters, all fluids, and check all belts this time of year. On even years I even replace all fuel lines. I take every spindle apart, that's right every spindle. I have four mowers. That's 11 spindles total. I clean each part with kerosene repack it with grease.:weightlifter:
  9. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,049

    Hey hotdog that's a lot work are you getting good results.
    How many hours on those spindles.:waving:
  10. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    A few hundred a year at most. I realize it is overkill. It gives me something to do when there is no snow. I even take the deck off one of my four mowers and sandblast and paint it each year. I paint each deck every year. I prob do way more than needed in the winter. But, it sure is nice to come in after mowin all day and know I don't have to work all night in the shop getting ready for the next day. I paint covers and cases, blower tubes and all each piece of 2 stroke equipment each year. My Dad and Uncle both did this before me. They say its way over board. I just take allot of pride in my equipment.:weightlifter:

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