Storing and Transporting Your Lawnmower - Tips from Fraser C Robb

REMOVE, INSPECT AND SHARPEN THE BLADE
If you want to make your life easier (and make the lawn look better) next spring, here are our steps to keep your lawnmower in tip top condition.

Prevent an accidental engine start up by disconnecting your spark plug wire, then tip the mower toward the side with
the oil opening and carefully remove the blade.
Check the blade for cracks. An out-of-balance blade cuts poorly, can damage the engine and should always be replaced.
Sharpen the blade well, removing equal amounts of metal from each side of the blade.
Use a blade balance to ensure the blade is in balance after sharpening.

REMOVE GRASS BUILDUP
A blunt knife works well for thoroughly cleaning the bottom of the mower deck. Once all grass clumps and debris have been removed and is clean, spray the deck bottom with a corrosion protection product and then re fit the sharpened blade back on.

DRAIN AND REPLACE ENGINE OIL
Old oil contains moisture and acids that will pit bearings and other engine parts if not replaced prior to storage.

Here's the best process to do it effectively:

Run the engine to warm the oil first, which will help expel more of the dirty oil and Contaminants Replace with new oil Follow your owner's manual when selecting oil (most lawn mowers use straight 30 weight)

4. CLEAN OR REPLACE AIR FILTER
If your engine has a paper filter, replace it with a new filter. Most foam filters, on the other hand, can be reused after a simple cleaning process—wash with soap and warm water, soak the clean filter in fresh oil and then squeeze out the excess.

5. STABILIZE FUEL
Fuel can deteriorate in as little as 60 days, causing gum and varnish to build up in your lawnmower engine.
That means difficulty starting the engine, poor performance and reduced engine life. The simplest, easiest fix is using a fuel stabilizer to prevent fuel deterioration during storage.

Do not run the tank dry. Instead:

Add stabilizer to fresh fuel first,then Fill your fuel tank to full capacity.
Run engine for a few minutes to spread treated gas throughout the system and circulate new oil

ADD STABILIZER TO FUEL IN THE PETROL CAN
Stabilizers keep fresh fuel fresh, but won't rejuvenate old fuel. Treat fuel in your gas can each time you purchase it.
This way you know your gas is always fresh.

CHANGE SPARK PLUG AND PROTECT INTERNAL ENGINE COMPONENTS
While in storage, engine oil drains away and leaves internal engine components exposed. This results in corrosion
and metal-to-metal contact (cylinder scuffing) at start-up next spring. Our recommendation is to treat the engine with
a fogging oil prior to storage.

8. CHECK DRIVE BELTS
Tighten loose belts. Replace any belts that look worn or cracked.

LUBRICATE
Find any grease fittings and apply fresh grease, then lubricate other parts as instructed by your owner's manual.

Transporting your mower
Step 1. Drain all liquids from the lawn mower
Step 2.Clean thoroughly
Step3.If moving by car ,tie the mower down so it is secure in the boot.

Storing your LawnmowerVideo Link: https://www.youtu.be/6brj8GRKrB4
Cleaning the Fuel in the LawnmowerVideo Link: https://www.youtu.be/mplEzaZwfd0

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