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Friday, October 16, 2020

Preparing Your Lawn Mower For Winter Storage

As lawn mowing season comes to a close, it is tempting to just park your mower once your done that last pass. However, a little time spent now prepping it for winter will make it easier on you come spring.

Read on for our quick tips on winterizing equipment for an easy spring start-up!

  • Clean the unit of all grass debris. Remove grass from under the deck, inside the chute and bagger if applicable.
  • Check the belts for wear. Repair any worn or damaged parts. Replace parts if necessary. Tighten loose hardware.
  • Change the engine oil and filers. Remove and clean or replace the air and fuel filters.
  • Fill your fuel tank to 95% full with fresh stabilized fuel. We recommend using John Deere Fuel-Protect Gasoline Stabilizer or John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner, which are available from your local Martin Deerline.
  • Run the engine for approximately 5 minutes for the stabilized fuel to circulate through carburetor and fuel lines.
  • Remove or disconnect spark plugs.
  • Remove battery. Store in a cool dry place where it will not freeze.
  • Store mower, in a dry, protected place. If mower is stored outside we recommend putting a waterproof cover over it.

If you have any questions about winterizing your lawn equipment please contact your local Martin Deerline Service Department. Our expert technicians would be happy to help.

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