Who here washes their equipment??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Esby, Jun 14, 2001.


Who here washes their equipment??

  1. I never wash my equipment

    5 vote(s)
  2. I wash my equipment once a year/season.

    12 vote(s)
  3. I wash my equipment once a month.

    42 vote(s)
  4. I wash my equipment once a week.

    44 vote(s)
  1. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Just curious as to how many of you keep your equipment clean. Give a vote here!
  2. fdew

    fdew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    No matter how often you wash your equipment, don't do it right after use. As the spindle housings cool they will draw in water and ruin the bearings.

  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    my truck trailor and mower get washed at least 3 times a week.
    i may not have the newest around but its gonna look presentable
  4. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Frank... didn't know that ...thanks... now... we grease after each wash, so that should solve that problem right??
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I wash mine when i have time, about once a year or so. do the truck every 2 weeks if i can.

    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    after every rain storm or at the end of every week.
    I feel lookin good is a big part of running your
    own bussiess. Plus i'm not happy if my mowers are dirty.
  7. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    I use simple green if the build up is bad. The front caster wheels are the toughest to clean, especially the side of the wheel with the grease zerk and the valve stem. A little armour all and it looks new, well kinda used.

    While washing you can get up close and personal with the money maker. You will be able to identify any maintenance issues hopefully before a breakdown.
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Wash it, pull off trailer, engage clutch, dirty again. No thanks. If you use your equipment everyday, then it is pointless. Not to mention, exmark recommends not running water on your machine. Blow it off. The bearings are a sealed system with no grease fittings. Water tends to find its way into the spindles.
  9. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    I got stuck in a drainage ditch today. I will wash it this weekend. :(
  10. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    these answers have been a surprise to me,as i see most other
    lcos around here at the car wash regular.i just thought everybody
    did .later

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