Just like any farm equipment, a push mower needs regular checkups to ensure efficiency. Some of the things that are supposed to be done on your push mower do not need an expert in order to fix them. Granted, we are talking of maintenance tips that will keep your machine in the right job perspective.
Push mowers are not very different with other mowers. To that end, most of the things that you will learn here will definitely be of help even if you were dealing with other types of mowers apart from the push mower that we are speaking of today. Here is a step by step manual for you:
1. Perform Visual Inspection
During this inspection time, you will be needed to look around your push mower from an open area where everything will be vivid. It will be assumed that preferably it will be during the day. It will give you ample time to inspect and:
Tighten and loose nuts as well as replace any lost onePaint, prime or sand any rusted parts Replace any wire that is bare or insulate
2. Remove The Mower’s Spark Plug
This is important for any repairs. Especially if the repair involves powering of whatever engine as long as there is a plug. It is prudent to remove it, at least away from the cylinder head.
3. Rightly Position Your Mower
You have to learn the art of tipping your push mower rightly lest you will not be able to do your checkup correctly. The following will be of help:
Basically, it is not a good idea to tip your push mower. But in case you intend to check your oil filters and if you have fears that there might be some spillage, it is wise to clamp it a little bit. In case your mowers a four stroke engine, don not tip it on the side where lies the spark plug. Most of such will spill the oil into air filters when tipped. But if it is a two stroke type of a mower, you just need to turn off its fuel tap. Again, beware that many four stroke mowers are likely to pour oil if tipped since their carburetors are float types.
4. Sharpen Or Change The Blade If Necessary
It is easier if you give it this approach: with a clean cotton string inserted into the cylinder head, try and lock the piston at the same time, be removing the blade bolts.
5. Check Your Mower’s Motor’s Air Filter
It is good to know that if your mower’s air filter is dirty, the performance is jeopardized. If your mower has difficulties while starting or has a weak idle, it is a sign that your filter is not in good condition. It warrants change.
6. If Necessary, Change The Oil
Four stroke mowers are good to perform better if their oil is changed at least once every year. So if you are doing this, remove the plug and after draining the old oil, replace it with genuine new oil. NOTE: Do not mix old and new oil.
From here, you can comfortably wind up the service by replacing everything and unclamp the machine. Now you are ready to carry on until next service.