As lawn care business owners we should all be super picky about continued maintenance of our lawn care equipment. Engine oil and oil filter changes, multi-stage air filter maintenance, fuel filter maintenance, lubrication, and hydrolic fluid maintenance should constantly be on your mind to keep your equipment running in peak condition. Though your equipment might stand stagnant during the winter months, you should not neglect a pre-winter maintenance schedule. We cover both summer and off-season lawn equipment maintenance in our lawn care business guidebook.
As autumn draws to a close and colder days of winter arrive, we begin our winter maintenance proceedure. Winter maintenance will leave our equipment in perfect condition and ready for springtime one February and March roll around.
When doing maintenance on your lawn care equipment (commercial lawn mowers, weedeaters, edgers, and leaf blowers), you should not forget vehicle winter maintenance. Keeping your vehicle in top running condition is important to your business but is sometimes overlooked as you spend so much time maintaning your lawn equipment.
Though I will still drive my truck almost everyday, I have performed my pre-winter checklist and maintenance schedule which will allow for confident driving during the snowy months ahead.
My maintenance routine includes:
Change Oil and Oil Filter
Check Fuel Filter
Check Air Filter
Flush and Change Antifreeze
Check Brake and Power Steering Fluid
Fill Windshield Washer Fluid
Rotate Tires and Check Air Pressure and Check For Wear
Check Brakes While Wheels Are Off
Check hoses and Belts
Check All Lights and Blinkers
Equip My Winter Survival Kit
We are amateurs at vehicle maintenance so if you want to learn from the best check out the car maintenance pros at Motortrend.
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