Winter Storage of your Lawn Mower
The warm weather will soon be a distant memory, but before you store your lawn mower for the winter remember to follow these tips and tricks:
1. Use a Fuel Stabilizer
AIt is recommended that before you store your lawn mower that you take the time to add a fuel stabilizer to the gas tank. This additive will protect your equipment’s carburetor from damage, ensuring you will be able to start your lawn mower after just one pull in the spring.
2. Changing the Oil, Air Filter, and Spark Plugs
It is recommended that you change the oil, air filter and spark plugs annually on your equipment to keep it in good working order. If you haven’t completed basic maintenance you should consider doing so before the winter. If you prefer, you can always schedule a visit to your local Cub Cadet dealer.
3. Lubricating the Drive Cables
Make sure you take the time to lubricate any cables found on your equipment prior to storing it for winter. This will ensure that cables on your unit will not crack or disintegrate over the winter.
4. Cleaning Under the Mower
This is the best time of year to clean your equipment. By taking time to clean under your mower, you will ensure that no rust will build up on the deck. Before starting please make sure that the unit is turned off and that no parts are moving, then use a metal brush to remove the build-up from underneath.
5. Cleaning the Bag
Does your bag need cleaning? Rinse it out with a garden hose and dry it thoroughly.
Ask your Cub Cadet dealer to explain the right way to store your equipment over the winter and avoid spring start-up problems.