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Winterizing Equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by packerbacker, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    What do you guys do to your equipment for the winter after your all done with the cleanups to get them ready for storage?
  2. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Pressure wash

    Grease all zerks

    Sta-bil in tanks

    Store in a dry spot!
  3. sethsodsquad

    sethsodsquad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Search for this topic - the search feature comes in handy for this kind of question. I believe if you look for the threads that I have contributed to, you will find this "winterizing equipment" topic.

  4. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    I had some guy tell me to drain the oils also so they didnt gum up in the engine?
  5. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Might have heard that once but have never done that in over 10 years.

    I guess it would depend on how long it sits and how cold your storage area gets.

    I winterize in mid December and sometimes have them running again in late March.
  6. cush

    cush LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    everything above plus i change all fluids and filters look for any broken missing or warn parts. Remove batteries and put them on a tender. watch football and drink beer or listen to music makes all this go buy much faster.
  7. sodgod

    sodgod LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    ya i fill the tanks to the top and put sta-bil in the gas, change oil for next year, do a good cleaning of the equipment. i never drain the gas out of 4 stroke engines, only the 2-stroke. the seals could dry up on ya. its a lot of gas to fill the tanks but i'll b all set for next spring.
  8. mownredneck

    mownredneck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    I dont think draining the oil in a 4 stroke engine is a great idea. Knowing me i would forget to put oil back in it when i used it again.

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