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Winter questions...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DPruett2333, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. DPruett2333

    DPruett2333 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    What do you do to winterize all of your equipment? Blowers, mowers, weedeaters, etc...
  2. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 449

    I drop to s.p.f. 15 and run everything every other week.
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    I put them in the shop. :D
  4. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    I asked this same question last winter. If you do a search for "winterizing" and click on the "titles only" box, you will see the thread....it was called "winterizing all your equipment"....a lot of good info is in that thread.
    (sorry, I dont know how to show a link to the thread here)
  5. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: powerwash, dry everything well, put a light coat of wd40 and put some stabil in fuel and run through, usually after xmas i go through everymachine and replace anything that shows sign of wear. i hate downtime, since weve done this things have been great. tony
  6. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

  7. DPruett2333

    DPruett2333 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Thanks for the replies guys!...:)
  8. T. Matthews

    T. Matthews LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    Hey ,

    I do the same, Pressure wash dry, run carb. out of gas. I also pull the plug and spray wd 40 into the head then pull the recoil a couple pulls to lube the cylinder walls to prevent any moisture from building up and creating any rust. then put the plug back in.
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    brush the snow off them every now and then. in spring, add gas, change plug, vrooooom
  10. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 690

    i just crank and run all of my engines about once every week or two, and repair any obvious or potential problems. i try to keep everything under the shed or throw a tarp over it

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