Too cold to mow...temperatures

Marshall's Yard Service

LawnSite Senior Member
This year too cold is under 40° because of the oil in my mower. Next year I won't have a minimum temperature because I'll be using full synthetic 5w-30 instead of sae 30.

Mowing monkey.

LawnSite Bronze Member
I get cold before the mower does. Today was the coldest day of the year so far at about 20 degree and hard wind and there’s zero chance of catching me on my mower in that temperature but if someone tougher than me wanted on it I have no doubt it would’ve started and worked. I usually leave the mower running on the trailer to warm up on cooler days. I did notice the transmission temperature on my truck was running 50 degrees cooler vs in 90 degree weather.


LawnSite Fanatic
You should be plugging a diesel in below 20
But unless there’s something wrong with your glow plugs/battery - you should still be able to start the truck.
We run them up here in Alaska all winter long

As far as too cold for mowers
The same type of equipment is running to clear sidewalks in the winter .... so there is no “too cold to use” the machinery


LawnSite Silver Member
Staunton VA
Any great jumper boxes out there? I’ll have to jump everything today (17 degrees).

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