What kind of maintenance and how often do you do it?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by HartselleLawnEnforcement, May 19, 2011.

  1. HartselleLawnEnforcement

    HartselleLawnEnforcement LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Yeah, ya'll are going to think I'm crazy, but just out of curiousity, since everybody does it different... How often do you do your regular maintenance (oil, air filter, blades, etc.) I know that the dealer says to do it every so often, but doing work everyday, I understand that the regular maintenance needs to be done more often, just not sure how often.. HELP!! :confused:
  2. wiselandscaping

    wiselandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    That's a tough question because the number of hours/day put on a piece of equipment will be different for each company. This is what we do-

    Grease: 2x per week
    Air filter: cleaned with compressed air 1x per week
    Oil/ filter change: First monday of the month (synthetic)
    Blades: Daily
    Fuel filter: Yearly
    Blow off machines: Daily (better appearance/runs cooler)
    Wash machines: Weekly (appearance)

    Done according to Bobcat factory maintenance schedule

    Hand tools- (string trimmers, bed edger, backpack blowers, hedge trimmers, etc)
    Fluid film hedge trimmers before, during, and after use
    Carb adjustment as needed
    Visual inspection for any maintenance needs
  3. flyingdutch16

    flyingdutch16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    blow off mower after every cut. Looks better and runs better that way. Change oil half way through the season. clean machines weekly(every sunday) clean air filter every week as well.
    Blades sharpen them every month
    Thats pretty much it all the other stuff is yearly.
  4. elementuu

    elementuu LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    We blow them off everyday, change the oil about 2-3 times a season and clean the air filter every 1-2 weeks.
  5. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    blow off machines each job..(to minimum tracking diseases and insects to other jobs) change/sharpen every day...grease every other day....change oil every 50 hrs...air filter blow out every day...change every month...unless dry and dusty then more often...power wash everything every 2-3 weeks...3ztr's/6 walkbehinds/2 21"s......we cut a lot of grass...lol

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