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Wash, Wax & Armor-all the Tires please

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Older & Older, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. Older & Older

    Older & Older LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    What basice schedule of cleaning your mower do you guys follow? Someone suggested that they do an "air blow off" of their equipment every evening and a complete wash down every week. Suggestions?
  2. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    After every use I try to at least blow off the mowers and decks. Once a week definetly clean under side (when dry) when its wet out they get cleaned every day,(under side of decks). I try to leave Thursday's light that way I can go over the mowers and if I need something I still have two days to get it. Some wait until Sat or Sunday but IMO if you need a part then your screwed come Monday. If you can rinse the under side of the decks after each day, its a lot easier to just rinse vs. scrape.:cool:
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    same basically as we do...blow them off at the end of the day and power wash them on the weekend.
  4. Rev. Crabgrass

    Rev. Crabgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Blow decks off after each use and pressure wash every two weeks or so. Then a real good cleaning at the end of the season. Yes armor all too.

  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I blow mine off a couple times a week, only time they see water is if mother nature rains on them before I get home.

  6. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Blow it off at the end of every day then i cut my own lawns on fridays then i wash mower, trimmers, truck, and trailer.
  7. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Blow mine off every day. l dont use water on my machinery, would rather see a dull paint job than a rusty deck or bad spindles.
  8. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    I personally would not pressure wash my mower. I'm afraid that the pressure will get water into places where it should not get, hurt the paint. I don't think that much pressure is needed.
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    What's with the Armourall...next thing you guys will be saying you're having your mowers detailed lol
  10. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    On my mowers I scape twice a day, Blow off the mower after every lawn, and wash it two times a week. On the truck since it's a dark color I wash it every two days to keep it looking nice.

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