Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Spring Equipment Check-Up Guide For Outdoor Power Equipment from Gold Eagle Co.


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-17-2009, 06:10 PM
Gold Eagle Co. Gold Eagle Co. is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
Gold Eagle Co. is on a distinguished road
Default Spring Equipment Check-Up Guide For Outdoor Power Equipment from Gold Eagle Co.

Spring Equipment Check-Up Guide

You've put your winter coat away, and the days are getting longer. Welcome to spring! Unfortunately, that's not all that is getting longer. Your lawn is calling and you need to be ready to answer.

Spring is the start of the lawn care season, and with a little work early in the year your lawn and garden equipment will be ready to perform all season long. This guide will help you move into the yard without a hitch.

Safety First

* Remove the power cord, spark plug wire, or battery for cordless equipment prior to performing any service. Also gloves and eye protection are required to safely perform service.

* Next, check all of the unit's fasteners, replace any that are missing, and tighten loose fasteners to the manufacturer's recommended tightness. Loose and missing fasteners are a frequent cause of trips to the repair shop, and can be dangerous.

Sharp Cutters are Key

* Evaluate the condition of any blades, cutting attachments or blower impellers. If in poor condition, these items will impair performance and can cause injury.

* It's probably best to leave maintenance of these items to a professional unless you are a very skillful mechanic and instructions for removal, replacement and sharpening are readily available.

Electric Equipment

* Electric equipment's external cords and wires should be checked for fraying.

* Check all extension cords used to power these products. Any frayed cords and wires should be repaired immediately by a certified technician. Replace any bad extension cords. Don't risk using the unit or extension cord even once as dangerous shocks can result.

* Ensure that all switches are intact and activate freely. Fully charge the battery, if applicable.

Gas Powered Equipment

* Perform the simple maintenance procedures from the owner's manual.

* Check the oil before starting any small engine that doesn't use gas/oil fuel mix. Place the product on level ground to avoid false readings. If the oil is low, fill it to the recommended level with the specified oil. Also, while some oil consumption is normal for small engines, now is a good time to check for oil leaks that need to be addressed by a professional.

* Check the air filter; carefully clean dirt, oil, and debris off the filter cover and the surrounding area before removing the cover. Examine the filter, and if it is dirty, replace or clean it per manufacturer's instructions.

* More experienced DIY-ers might want to change the oil and filter and check the spark plug. Make sure that your fuel is fresh as stale fuel can damage your engine. Unless you used a fuel stabilizer like Sta-Bil from Gold Eagle Co., any fuel more than 90 days old needs to be properly disposed of.


Cables and Levers

* Check to make sure all of these cables and levers operate smoothly. If they don't, lubricate or replace them.

Start Up

* Connect the spark plug wire and fire up engine-powered equipment. Following the operator's manual instructions, fill up the fuel tank with fresh fuel, making sure there are no fuel leaks, and start the engine.

* If the engine doesn't start, it is often because unstabilized fuel was left in the unit during storage. This stale fuel doesn't like to burn, and leaves varnish in your carburetor's small passages and the fuel line. But all is not lost. If stale fuel and a dirty fuel system are the causes of hard starting, try a product like Start Your Engines! fuel system revitalizer. These starting fluids/system cleaners can refresh stale fuel and clean muck out of your fuel system just by pouring them into the unit's fuel tank. It's an easy and economical way to fix a gunked-up engine.

* If the engine still will not start after trying a fuel system revitalizer, it's best to get a professional to evaluate the problem. Spring lawn care season is a great way to get active and enjoy the outdoors. It can be rewarding and easy if your tools are ready from the start. So what are you waiting for? Get going!
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 03-17-2009, 07:01 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,970
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Gold Eagle Co.,

Welcome to our forum. You should put a link in your signature to your website or to a contact person for sales. If you want to do further promotion you could do a giveaway of a few sample sizes of your product to create some buzz on the forum about your product.

Also maybe post some pictures of your product as well.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vote for your favorite outdoor power equipment Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 8 02-08-2009 07:05 PM
Lawn Care Power Equipment Product Rating Steve Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 8 01-20-2009 09:06 PM
Equipment Red Panda Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 9 10-09-2008 07:42 PM
Check equipment before it snows :) Steve Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 3 12-02-2006 02:53 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Newbie
Jhoell
Today 03:28 AM
Today 03:28 AM
by Jhoell
0 5
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
Today 01:59 AM
by SC93
7 117
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
Today 01:27 AM
by SC93
14 663
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
Yesterday 07:26 PM
by acrajchel
9 10,050
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
Yesterday 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,090
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
Yesterday 06:59 PM
by acrajchel
7 2,995
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
Yesterday 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,354
Checmial Applications
acrajchel
Yesterday 06:44 PM
Yesterday 06:44 PM
by acrajchel
0 17
Ybravo 25 mowers
SGL1
06-11-2016 09:52 AM
06-21-2016 03:44 PM
by acrajchel
5 254
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-17-2016 08:46 AM
by SGL1
10 341
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
06-17-2016 08:28 AM
by SGL1
94 34,358
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
06-17-2016 06:08 AM
by SGL1
20 777
anyone interested in a...
GoGreenerKS
06-16-2016 01:00 PM
06-17-2016 02:58 AM
by SC93
4 146
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
06-16-2016 05:28 PM
by acrajchel
3 300
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
06-16-2016 05:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 289
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
06-16-2016 05:24 PM
by acrajchel
6 402
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
06-16-2016 05:22 PM
by acrajchel
9 508
How can I fix my...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
06-10-2016 07:47 PM
06-16-2016 05:19 PM
by acrajchel
2 201
Need a lil help
Cpadgett
06-05-2016 09:51 AM
06-16-2016 05:17 PM
by acrajchel
5 323
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
06-16-2016 05:01 PM
by acrajchel
4 9,720
New Member from...
tiptoppmanager
06-15-2016 07:39 AM
06-15-2016 03:18 PM
by SC93
2 138
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-14-2016 08:16 AM
by poppyanne
1,252 437,534
Brand new fish pond
Flynn landscaping 2016
06-12-2016 09:53 AM
06-13-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 125
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
06-06-2016 08:46 PM
by Cpadgett
11 463
New Member from Texas
NathanR
06-02-2016 06:13 PM
06-03-2016 09:17 PM
by SC93
7 295
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
06-03-2016 07:02 PM
by SGL1
3 472
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
by SGL1
11 729
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
05-31-2016 01:12 PM
06-02-2016 10:11 PM
by SC93
2 267
Hello from Alabama
pruzilla
05-25-2016 01:20 PM
05-26-2016 08:14 AM
by pruzilla
2 257
» Popular Tags
become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy