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Riding Mower Maintenance Schedule and Tips

Riding Mower Maintenance Schedule and Tips
  Before Each Use Every 10 Hours Every 25 Hours Every 50 Hours Every 100 Hours Prior to Storing
Clean Hood/Dash Louvers   X       X
Check Engine Oil Levels X X        
Check Air Filter for Loose or Damaged Parts X          
Clean and Re-Oil Air Filters Pre-Cleaner     X      
Replace Air Filter Element         X  
Change Engine Oil and Replace Oil Filter       X    
Clean Battery Terminals   X        
Lube Front Axles and Rims     X     X
Clean Engine Cooling Fins     X     X
Lube Pedal Pivot Points   X       X
Check Spark Plug Condition and Gap         X X
Replace Fuel Filter         X  

Instructions

  • Periodically check to make sure the blades come to a complete stop within approximately five seconds after operating the blade disengagement control. If the blades do not stop within this time frame, take your machine to an authorized service dealer.
  • Check the blade(s) and engine mounting bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness.  Also, visually inspect blade(s) for damage. Replace the blade(s) with original equipment manufacturer's (O.E.M.) blade(s) only. Use of parts which do not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to improper performance and compromise safety.
  • Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition.
  • Grass catcher components, discharge cover, and trail shield are subject to wear and damage which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For safety protection, frequently check components and replace immediately with original equipment manufacturer's (O.E.M.) parts only. Use of parts which do not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to improper performance and compromise safety!