Nothing worse than bringing out the mower, excited for the first mow of the season, and finding that it wont start. If this has happened to you, don’t fret. This easy guide will help you get your mower checked and ready to run. (See our Guide to Preparing Your Walk Behind Mower for Spring)
Check Air Filter
Check the Gas
Check the Battery
Check the Mower Deck
For the optimal cut, the underside of your mower deck should be kept clean. Overtime, mower decks may pack with grass, making the engine work harder to spin the blades. Decks benefit from being manually scraped clean after mowing in wet conditions. This will increase Springtime mowing performance.
Check the Mower Blades
To start the mowing season off right, ensure you have sharp lawn mower blades. Inspect the mower blade for any bends, chips, or nicks on the cutting edge. It is unnecessary to have an absolutely razor sharp blade edge, but make sure it’s not rounded, as this will rip and mangle grass instead of cut it cleanly. Mutton Power Equipment offers a professional blade sharpening service.
Check the Tires
Last but not least, if you mower operates on inflatable tires, ensure consistent tire pressure for an level cut. Our technicians recommend inflating between 8 and 12 PSI.