The Winter Season is upon us & even though some or all of your equipment may not being used right now, it still needs to be maintained. Here are some helpful steps to winterize your equipment.
- CLEAN EVERYTHING OFF! Most likely your equipment & mowers have been running full force all season. Take the time to power wash everything & get the dirt & grime off from the year.
- Antifreeze is a chemical additive that lowers the freezing point of water-based liquids. It also inhibits corrosion. It keeps everything in the cooling system of your equipment from rusting.
- It's a good idea to either take your batteries out or run your engines once a month throughout the winter if you're not using the equipment to avoid any issues when starting things up again in the spring.
- KEEP THINGS COVERED! IF you don't have a protected place to store things, you have to keep it covered in the winter. This helps from chipping paint, cracked seats, damage to wire & hoses.
- Drain the fuel in your small engines-mowers, weed wackers, etc. Or use a fuel stabilizer. This will keep the fuel fresh until the spring. Check the fluid levels as well in equipment. Check for broken parts, missing springs, nuts, etc.
- Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Storing equipment on low tires through winter can lead to tire cracking & deterioration. Also lubricate & grease all points on your equipment so moisture doesn't penetrate into areas.
Taking the time to maintain your equipment will reduce failures & repairs down the road & have you ready for spring faster! It's only a few months away!