Removing Grass Stains

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GrasMstr, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. GrasMstr

    GrasMstr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    What does everyone use to remove the stains from the mower deck.
    Do you use the same on the body of the mower.
    There was a post about 7 years ago on here but I thought there might be something new to add.
    I used to cut a car wash and bartered off the whole rig cleanup, they used something I think they called Hot Purple. They are no longer the owners so I can"t ask.
  2. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    I soak citrus cleaner on my equipment for a few minutes then spray it in the car wash.
  3. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,993

    Dont ever spray the bottom of a deck with a pressure washer. You are asking for trouble. Just scrape them off and if the stains bother you that much hand wash them.
  4. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    greased lightning does a good job
  5. happylandscaper

    happylandscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    purple power from walmart is what we use. spray it on let it set for 5 min and mowers look like new.
  6. GrasMstr

    GrasMstr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Sorry that is what I meant (hand wash). The car wash used to spray with cleaner then brush and then spray it off.
    And truly the stains do bother me that much. Especially on the newer stuff.
    I guess I am just trying to pretend they are still worth what I paid for them.
  7. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,993


    Lots of people take pressure washers to the bottom of the deck and start blowing out seals and other stuff.

    Just wanted to make sure you knew. I dont want anyone causing damage to their mowers.
  8. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    i spray bleche white on it and let it set for a little bit , them wash it with soap and water.
  9. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Ya I never hit the bottom and I am pretty careful about the top too. Stay away from wiring and blasting anything hard. The only reason I go to the carwash instead of garden hose is that it seems easier.
  10. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    Never pressure wash the bottom of the decks?
    Must of been doing something wrong for twenty years as all of my machines are p/w once a month top to bottom - never had problems with seals/bearings/electrical either.
    The pre-wash process is to fill an air rechargeable container with a 50/50 mix of simple green/bleach and spray the entire machine after it has been blown of accumulated debris.
    By the time the twenty odd machines are sprayed, they have soaked long enough to be p/w clean.
    Takes two guys about an hour and a half to do all of the machines including the deck bottoms.

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