Wash and Sharpen

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fwilamosky, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I mow 60 to 70 a week. Residential and a few commercial. I change blades every day, sometimes twice. New blades do wonders. Just a rinse here and there. If I hit dog crap in there yard I wash it off right there if there is a hose. I HATE that. Blow air filters out every 2 days or if I feel like it was really dusty that day.
     
  2. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    Once a year....Maaaaaybe. Rain is enough water on them let alone a pressure washer blasting into places it doesn't belong.
     
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    So don't use a pressure washer. Just use the garden hose. It's all I ever use and it works fine. Makes it nice having it fairly clean when doing maintenance on your machine too.
     
  4. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,117

    Wash EOW blades weekly, touch up paint and two layers of wax at the end of the season. You have to look sharpe to charge the big bucks.
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  5. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks for insight. Anybody know any good sharpeners and balancers? I've been looking at Oregon brand
     
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,019

    A bench grinder with adjustable tool stop, 4" angle grinder, cheap plastic cone balancer from HD.
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  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Even if it was smart who has time to wash off a mower, mine usually gets washec real good 1 time per year. I blow it off after everyyard.

    I usuall shappen blades every 10 days or sooner if needed. In the fall I dont sharpen them and run throw them out before spring. Leaves tend to wear out blades.
     
  9. Golfpro21

    Golfpro21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    we wash our machines 3-4 times in a season, at least 2 times a season I will apply degreaser to the rims and any other surface that has build up, at the end of the season it gets a major clean and then FX 2 wax is applied

    As for sharpening blades, a sharpe set is put on the mowers before each day of work
     
  10. Golfpro21

    Golfpro21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    we have the oregon, great machine
     

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