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Winterizing the walker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gardenprowhistler, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. gardenprowhistler

    gardenprowhistler LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 4

    I have to store my walker in a covered area, that gets cold- up to -20 celsius aprox.
    Would it be better to run it dry, or put fuel stabilizer in it?
    Anything else special I should do? Thanks.
  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Winterizing depends on a few things. I always do the following,

    Add Stabil to gas a couple weeks before the season ends.
    Fill fuel tank to top with stabilized fuel.
    When I am done I blow the machine clean of loose debris.
    Check and change any belts depending on hours used.
    Change engine oil and filter.
    Change hydro oil.
    Change gear box oil.
    Change gear axle oil.
    Clean air filter.
    Grease all fittings.
    Remove blades and replace with new (sharpened)
    Carefully pressure wash the machine. Careful around electrical, and spindles. I have a 26 efi.

    You can fog the engine out if you want or just park it and turn the spark plugs out and add a squirt of oil to each cylinder. Screw the plugs in and don't connect the wires. Turn the motor over two or 3 times to disperse oil in cylinder.
    Remove the battery and take inside.

    In the spring it is ready to make money again. Good Luck.

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