If you own a lawn mower, it is best to undertake the appropriate maintenance measures to ensure that it has a prolonged lifespan. Other than regular cleaning and lubrication of the movable parts, there are a number of other maintenance measures homeowners tend to overlook. The following are handy tips that you can use to prolong the lifespan of your Husqvarna lawn mower.
Ensure the mower belt is cleaned regularly
A misconception that some homeowners have is that the mower belt guard that is located atop the mower deck functions to ensure that the belts and pulleys in the lawn mower are protected from debris and other particles. This could not be further from the truth. Instead, as the pulleys and the belts spin, they tend to suction in debris during the mowing process. This dirt and solid particles then make their way to the interior of the mower and begin to grind at the surfaces of the pulley system. Left unchecked, they could end up tearing up your mower belts.
Replacing the mower belts will only serve as a short-term solution, as the abraded pulley surfaces will simply gradually tear the new belts. This is why it is prudent to ensure that you clean the mower belts sufficiently one you are done cutting the grass on your lawn. All you would require to do this is by using an air compressor that will eliminate any particles that may have lodged themselves inside your mower.
Replace the spark plugs as needed
Using your lawn mower with spark plugs that have become worn out can present a myriad of problems. One of the more common symptoms of worn out spark plugs is experiencing hard starts with your mower. These worn spark plugs can also decrease the fuel economy of your mower, cause your mower to misfire or cause complete disrepair to your mower's engine. This is why it is prudent to ensure that you inspect your mower's spark plugs on a regular basis and replace them when you find signs of wear and tear.
Replacing your spark plugs is an easy task that simply involves unscrewing out the damaged ones and screwing in the new ones. However, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Firstly, ensure that you brush away dirt and debris from the spark plugs before removing them. This will ensure that sediment does not make its way into the mower's cylinder. Secondly, do not try to use brute force to unscrew a spark plug. If the spark plug is not moving, then use a cooling spray that will make the metal contract. This will make it easier to jimmy it out of place.
Welcome to my blog. My name is Joe. Growing up on a farm was the perfect life for me as a kid. I loved to run around, spend time quietly, work on equipment and watch the process of plants growing. I even enjoyed helping my mum with the books as I got older. Now, however, I'm not involved in the day-to-day routines of a farm. Instead, I live a pretty "standard" city life, but I still love to write about it and do whatever gardening I can in my small flat. When I'm not writing or pining after moving back to the country, you can find me watching classic films, reading or jogging.