How to DIY Winterize / Store your Troy Bilt Lawn Mower for the winter. How to Do It Yourself.
In order to service our customers properties Cullins Service has to maintain the equipment to do so. So we decided to show everyone how to do it yourself. Maintaining equipment is important to running a landscaping company. Knowing how to do it yourself will save you time and money.
When you are storing your equipment in this case a lawn mower, you have to store it properly. Cullins service will show you how.
What You will need
- -Lawn Mower
- -Motor Oil
- -Lubrication Oil
- -Drain pan
- -Scraper – Brush
- -Socket Wrench w/ Sockets
- -Flathead Screwdriver
- -Phillips Head Screwdriver
- -Air Filter
- -Spark Plug
- -Fuel Stabilizer
- -Fresh Gas (No more than 1-2 weeks old)
Not all Lawn Mowers are the same. This is for the Troy Built TB-230. Having said that you can pretty much apply this DIY Winterize / Store for Winter project to any Lawn Mower.
Move the Lawn mower to a flat surface.
You will need sockets of varying sizes for the spark plug and Lawn Mower Blade.
The Troy Built TB-230 needs a flathead screwdriver to remove the air filter and a phillips head to remove the engine cover. Your Lawn Mower may need both or just one of these.
Oil filters, spark plugs, air filters and fuel filters will vary or may not apply to the Lawn Mower you are winterizing / storing for the winter.
The Troy Built TB-230 does not have an oil filter. So obviously we can’t check or replace it.
Check your manual or parts store to find the right air filter and spark plugs.
Remove the gas and run the engine until it’s empty. Then you are going to remove the spark plug boot for safety. Give your lawn mower a good cleaning. Then you are going to change the oil. You are going to remove the blades and sharpen them. Clean under the deck as well. We also have to lubricate parts on the lawn mower. Check, clean and possibly replace the air filter. Then add fuel stabilizer. Finally check all bolts and make sure there are no broken parts o the lawn mower.
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Cullins Service hopes this was helpful and will have more DIY for our other equipment.