All year round, your Husqvarna chainsaw is a handy tool to keep in good shape. Whether it's a winter blizzard or a summer thunderstorm, your chainsaw helps to keep your yard in tip top shape. Follow our Husqvarna chainsaw daily maintenance guide to keep your equipment in tip top shape, too.
Husqvarna Chainsaw Daily Maintenance Guide
Step 1: Carefully clean the outside of your chainsaw.
Step 2: Ensure that all components of the throttle control are working safely and appropriately. This includes the throttle lockout and throttle control.
Step 3: First, clean your chain break. Then, make sure that it's operating safely. For safe use, the chain catcher should be undamaged. If you find otherwise, replace it with an aluminum chain catcher.
Step 4: For even wear, turn the bar daily. Make sure the lubrication hole is not clogged, and clean the bar groove. If your chainsaw model has a sprocket tip, lubricate this part, too.
Step 5: Review your chainsaw and its links and rivets for any cracks. Check to see if the saw chain is stiff, or if any links or rivets have been worn down abnormally. Replace these parts if necessary.
Step 6: Check the tension and condition of the chain, and sharpen it. Inspect the drive sprocket for wear, and replace when necessary.
Step 7: Clean the starter unit's air intake as well as the air filter.
Step 8: Check that screws and nuts are tightened appropriately.
Step 9: Ensure that your stop switch is working correctly.
Step 10: Inspect for any fuel leaks coming from the engine, tank, or fuel lines.
Step 11: If your chainsaw model includes a catalytic converter, inspect the cooling system.
A Cub Cadet wood chipper is a great year-long tool, but only if its provided the proper maintenance. Without regular service, your wood chipper can become a safety hazard – not to mention costly repairs that could otherwise be avoided. To ensure proper maintenance and a long life for your wood chipper, follow our maintenance guide.
Before Each Use
1. Remove all debris.
2. Inspect and clean the control linkage to avoid malfunctions with your control switch.
3. Top off oil and fuel.
Wood Chipper Use Every 8 Hours of Use
1. Lubricate: control levers, discharge chute swivel pivot joints, chute release rod, and any other moving parts.
2. Check that your machine continues to have smooth operation and full range of motion.
3. Change your oil every 8 hours. Afterwards, change the oil ever 50 hours of use.
Special Wood Chipper Maintenance
Step 1: Make sure that the engine and all moving parts are at a complete stop before you begin any type of maintenance or repair work. Disconnect spark plug wires, and double check that the wires are grounded against the engine.
Step 2: Check all bolts and screws for appropriate tightness.
Step 3: Remove and clean the flail screen if needed, but avoid using forceful sprays as they may contaminate the fuel system.
Step 4: Using a dry cloth or brush, clean around the chute and muffler.
Step 5: Use light machine oil to lubricate the chipper's components.
Step 6: Before starting the motor, make sure that the chipper is free of any debris.
Routine Wood Chipper Maintenance
1. The air filter should be changed every 25 hours.