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Winterizing Mower

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Mitch, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch [OP] Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Its starting to get cold around here and wondering when I should winterize the mower for the season
     
  2. Mapcinq

    Mapcinq Well-Known Member

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    Today? I dont think the grass is gonna grow much more this year (at least not around here.)
     
  3. TacoDaTugBoat

    TacoDaTugBoat Well-Known Member

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    I just cut last weekend and am hoping it will be the last cut of the year.
     
  4. Mitch

    Mitch [OP] Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    I was thinking tonight would be a good time. Since its starting to freeze already
     
  5. Yota1

    Yota1 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, run it out of gas. Put a fuel stabilizer in the tank with any fuel that's left. If your real nervous, start it for a few minutes every few weeks, not going to hurt anything.

    I'm still using mine for helping with leaf clean up.
     
  6. Mitch

    Mitch [OP] Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Sounds like a plan. Thanks man. Seems easier then changing the oil and everything else for now.
     
  7. scottalot

    scottalot DCLBFTMFW ;)

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    Nothing. I have nothing. I have the nothing ........................ Sold 2013, sold 2014 Tacoma. 4/26/15 picked up an Infinity I35 for a DD and on the search for a trail rig. <-> Another Taco with big lift will be mine muhahaha Bed Mat, WeatherTech Rain Guards, Ultra Gauge, TW Sticker amongst others, Useless Free OEM Bug Deflector, Flyzeye, OME Kit with 885's and Dakar and Nitro Shocks front and Rear . Tailgate mod, SOS Concepts 1/4" Skid Plate, White LED's interior Dome and Maps, Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar 275/70/17, Wet Okole Seat Covers - full piping in Charcoal Grey, Lamin-X Green Fog light film, 17"x8 -10 offset Level 8 MK6 wheels in Gun Metal Finish, SOS Concepts Sliders W/ Kickout 12/21/14, Stubby antenna, LED reverse lights, lift removed 2/20/15 - making changes and trying to make up my mind
    I run non-ethanol with stabil in it at all times. THankfully our winters in the south are not very cold.. I do have to put antifreeze in my Rider though.. Water cooled Deere runs very quiet and lasts forever, but cannot forget to prep the radiator for the winter in the rare occasion we have a hard freeze :)
     
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    TACO TX Well-Known Member

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    I just generally use an ethanol treatment such as Star-tron or Sta-bil as i use mine for leaves also. Typically change the oil in the spring before mowing season starts but i was bored Sunday and did a complete tune up on it. Mine is just a Craftsman 6.5hp pusher though. Ya'll probaly talking riders.
     
  9. Mitch

    Mitch [OP] Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    I'm talking about a push mower.
     
  10. ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Run it dry, fill it up with fresh fuel/Startron, and store it. I buy 93 octane fuel for my small engine stuff as well, seems to help.
     
  11. moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    i run mine dry on gas and change the oil after the last cut so the dirty oil and contaminants dont sit in there all winter long.
     
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