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Please school me. I need to know this

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Mitch, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    Mitch

    Mitch [OP] Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    So I bought my first lawn mower this past spring. With winter approaching I need some advice on winter storage.

    When should I winterize the lawnmower? Am I okay with keeping it in the backyard shed for the winter? What all needs to happen to properly winterize it?

    I've never owned a lawnmower before this one.

    It's a Troy-Bilt 21" Push mower, non self propeled

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    Firetech

    Firetech Well-Known Member

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    Put some stabelizer in the fuel, check or replace air filter if needed, change the oil and call it a winter. Did you get a manual with it?
     
  3. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    t4daddy

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    Sta-Bil and you'll be fine.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    Sta-bil and clean underside good, change oil then run it on driveway a few mins. to get the sta-bil through the carb. cool down and cover in storage.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    cc350 Buckeye Member

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    Also good time to re-sharpen the blade...
     
  6. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    Leggo

    Leggo slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

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  7. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    If you got the riding lawn mower take the battery out for the winter and store it in your house.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    Mitch

    Mitch [OP] Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Yeah I have the manual. I was wondering what you guys did. Guess its really not that complacted.

    Thanks for the info
     
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