Time to put the mower away

Discussion in 'Garden Tips And Talk' started by zappaf19, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Up here in northern Indiana it is about time to put the mower away for the winter. Here are my suggestions for winterizing your mower. These steps should help the mower last longer and start easier in the spring.
    Take the blade off and sharpen
    scrape the bottom of the deck
    Change oil
    fill gas tank (keeps moister out of tank)
    Add stabalizer to gas
    Run motor to get sabe in carb.
    Take out spark plug and spray in fog. (this helps keep rings from sticking)
    Replace plug.
    Push it in a corner and forget about it till spring.
    Oh one more tip.
    Find the snow shovel before it snows. LOL
    Bill
     
  2. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Now you need to dig out the snowblower out from underneath those old bicycles and boxes and get'er all fired up and ready to go!
     

  3. fish

    fish Active Member

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    I wish we could put the mower away for the winter but we have to cut our grass a few more times before spring gets here. Use to our grass would die in the winter months but not any more. If we get any snow at all we all are happy to see it because it won't be there the next day. There are many days the temps are in the high 60s with sunshine and good ole fishing time.

    That is a really good idea to maintain your mower if you store it or not.
     
  4. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    another option,

    take lawn mower to local car wash. use a power wash setting to clean underside of mower.
     
  5. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    All I can say is I'm glad! I enjoy it for a while, then it becomes more of a chore, especially the push mowing. The riding is my thinking time and I would never tire of it, except my allergies get to me in the fall.

    Another tip is if your mower is outside during the winter months, then cover it with a tarp.

    Take care.
    Cheryl
     
  6. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Yea thank goodness for fall