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Outdoor Equipment Summer Maintenance Checklist

Regular maintenance ensures a long life of optimum performance for your mowers and outdoor lawn equipment. To get your gear ready for the summer season, follow our outdoor equipment summer maintenance checklist.

For mowers and motorized outdoor equipment:

1. Change oil and oil filter

2. Change air filter

3. Clean the mower deck and underneath the deck 

4. Inspect spark plugs; replace if necessary

5. Inspect blades; sharpen or replace if necessary 

6. Stabilize the fuel if you didn't empty the tank before storing

7. Clean the carburetor 

8. Inspect fuel filter; replace if necessary 

9. Check tire pressure

10. Clean engine cooling fins

11. Inspect and clean gears; lubricate when necessary 


For outdoor equipment attachments:

1. Inspect wheel bearings; lubricate if necessary 

2. Inspect all bolts for appropriate tightness

3. Calibrate spreaders

4. Inspect tires; inflate if necessary

5. Straighten aerator spoons and tines; replace if necessary

7. Inspect all safety wirings

8. Inspect all other moving parts; lubricate if necessary 

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