1. Keep your mower deck clean. Some folks use their leaf blower to clean the top of the deck off after each mowing. This helps to prevent a buildup of debris and moisture that can ultimately break down the paint and cause premature rust.
2. Are your blades sharpened and balanced? Mid-season, it is a good idea to remove your blades and have them sharpened and balanced. This keeps your mower performing at peak efficiency.
3. Scrape the underside of the deck. While the blades are off the unit being sharpened, it is a great idea to go ahead and scrape the underside of the deck. This prevents grass buildup and rust formation.
4. Oil Change. Depending on how many acres you are mowing and how many hours you are putting on the mower in a season, changing the oil in your motor is cheap insurance.
5. Treat your fuel. Dave's Tractor World offers the best fuel treatment on the market to fight against ethanol issues. We have seen this product work over and over again—just as the manufacturer claims it will!!
6. Have you checked your tire pressure lately? As I drive around I see so many lawns cut unevenly. It appears as though there could either be a bent blade or a tire with low pressure. Cutting lower than recommended can be unhealthy for your lawn, as well as causing undue wear and tear on your equipment. Take a minute to check the tire pressure on your riding mower or zero turn.
If your mower has seen better days and the aforementioned maintenance will not help, then stop in and see us at Dave’s Tractor World LLC for a new riding mower, zero turn, or push mower. Visit us on our website Dave's Tractor Worldllc.com.