Preparing your power equipment for the upcoming season can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to start. To make things easier, check out these five tips to prepare your power equipment! After following these steps, you’ll have everything ready to go, so you can finally enjoy your new or improved power equipment and get to work on your property!…
Preparing your lawn mower
If your lawn mower isn’t running, get it started before making any other adjustments. You can have problems that are obvious once you get it working, but if your mower isn’t running or won’t start at all then you need to fix that first before addressing anything else. Start by inspecting your spark plug and make sure it’s clean, sharp and installation properly. If not, install a new one. Next check to see if there is fuel in your tank. If there is no fuel in your tank, fill it up and run until empty (be sure to add stabilizer). Once you’ve verified that there is gas in your tank, turn off your mower and drain some of the gas into a small container so that you’ll be able to test it later on as well. Now turn on your mower and look underneath where you would normally find a carburetor.
Preparing your snow blower
First, inspect and check all fasteners, hoses and belts to ensure they are properly installed. If your snow blower is a gas powered model, be sure to install a fresh gas can. Check your oil level in case there’s been some weather-related fluctuation. Remember, it’s better to have too much than too little oil in your snow blower. Be sure that all bolts and screws are tightened securely as well. Use rags or paper towels on sharp corners so that you don’t accidentally cut yourself on anything like a screw head or blade tip when performing maintenance work on your power equipment.
Getting your power tools ready
Like any machine, your power equipment needs some time to get ready. Follow these tips and your power tools will be in top working order when you need them most. Anderson Outdoor Power Equipment recommends: 1. Check all bolts and screws regularly for tightness, especially before using a piece of equipment. Loose parts can cause serious injuries as well as damage to your machines over time. When tightening bolts or screws always make sure that they are tightened evenly on both sides of a joint or connection point so that there is no unnecessary stress placed on one side of a part over another. It is also important to remember that there may be different size nuts or bolts holding together two pieces of metal so it is important to check each bolt before tightening it down completely.
Protecting your seasonal items before storage
No one likes to think about storing their beloved power equipment in a cold, dark basement or garage over winter. But not doing so could cost you big money. Here are some tips on how to protect your seasonal items before storage. Anderson Outdoor Power Equipment has several tips on making sure that your equipment is ready and waiting when spring rolls around, and you’re ready to start mowing again. The website offers information on who’s ready for yard work at ___________ (the time).
Wrapping up your boat
Before covering up your boat for storage, take a minute to look it over and make sure there’s nothing left exposed. Everything from deck hardware to gas tanks should be tucked away or well-protected. Check your vents and wiring before putting a cover on; you don’t want condensation or rainwater getting into those. Also be sure to winterize your hoses (and check them regularly during storage), as they can get hard, brittle, and crack easily if left out in cold weather. Anderson Outdoor Power Equipment recommends storing your boat at approximately 45 degrees Fahrenheit, which is best achieved by keeping it in a heated garage or shed during colder months.
Caring for your expensive tools
Without proper care and maintenance, your power equipment can become damaged or unusable. Proper storage is one of the best ways to keep it in good shape. Every piece of equipment will have different needs and there are numerous products available to help store your tools. If you are looking to take extra steps to protect your investment, here are some tips