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Tips For Preventing Lawn Mower Problems

Tips For Preventing Lawn Mower Problems
Tips For Preventing Lawn Mower Problems

If your lawn mower is what’s choking instead of your weeds, you have lots of company. More than 63 million lawn mowers are revving up for lawn season, and many will need a little TLC. Experts advise that an hour or two of maintenance a year can make a big difference in how well your equipment operates and how long it will ultimately last.

For a trouble-free season of lawn care, here are some tips from the experts at small-engine maker Briggs & Stratton Corporation on how to maintain your lawn care equipment so it will start easily and run trouble-free:

Use a fuel preservative. Gasoline goes stale in about 30 days, making your mower or other outdoor power equipment difficult to start. The FreshStart gas cap is a convenient way to keep fuel fresh for six months. The cap, which replaces the equipment’s original gas cap, contains a replaceable cartridge of concentrated fuel preservative that drips into the fuel tank.

Check and change your oil. Check your mower’s oil level regularly and change the oil after 25 hours of operation under average mowing conditions. Use a 100 percent synthetic oil, which is made for use in all engines, or use an SAE 30 detergent oil for your mower-look for the bottle that says “Lawn Mower Oil” and you can’t go wrong.

Add oil to new equipment. When you purchase a new mower or another piece of power equipment, be sure to check the oil before you run it for the first time-new equipment is often shipped without oil. Running power equipment without oil will damage the engine.

Tune up your lawn mower once a year. It takes about 30 minutes, and you can purchase convenient Tune-Up Kits that contain everything you need: oil, spark plug, filter(s) and fuel preservative.

Lawn Mower Blades

This article explains the care of the lawnmower blades. The lawn mower blades have to be kept sharp by sharpening regularly. The article will give you tips how do it yourself safely and in most efficient way.

Details Of Lawnmower Blades

The lawnmower blades are made of tool steel or ordinary steel called mild steel or carbon steel. The edges of the blades made of tool steel remain sharp for longer time and will require lesser sharpening over the age of the blade. Tool steel blade is costly and generally cannot be sharpened at the DIY workshop. The mild steel or carbon steel is cheaper and easy to maintain. The blades have to be kept sharp. If this is not done, grass blades will be torn off instead of being cut. Apart from the obvious ugly look, the growth of grass blades is adversely affected as the moisture retention capacity of blade is reduced.

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