Frequently asked questions
No! This is the entire premise of our philosophy. We come to you and do the work at your site so there is no pick up or delivery charge. If your equipment requires parts that have to be ordered, or we need to take the unit with us, there is no extra trip charge. You just pay for parts and labor.
Not all motor oils are the same. To put it simply, in warmer climates, most engines need thicker oil. In colder climates, most engines need thinner oil. Oil is measured by its thickness or viscosity (how fast if flows). For example, 40-weight oil is thicker than 30-weight oil. The “W” in 10W40 stands for winter, which means that in winter, this particular oil behaves like 40-weight. Using the wrong oil can cause problems with starting and poor gas consumption.
Most manufacturers recommend servicing your equipment at least once a year. All small engines use petroleum-based products. As the additives in the petroleum break down and the oil and gas is left to settle over long periods of time, it can cause sludge and a gummy residue. This residue can cause engines to “hunt and surge” or, worse, break down. Also, the sludge can block key lubricating points resulting in rapid and excessive wear. Eventually, the engine could become completely ruined.
Sharpening cycles depend on the conditions encountered by the mower. In sandy or very dry conditions, the blades may need sharpening every two to three hours. At a minimum, the blades should be checked and sharpened, if necessary, before each day of operation. Tip: Keep an extra set of sharp blades handy to replace those that become dull or damaged during daily operation.
Any high-quality 15W40 fully synthetic motor oil can be used.
Hydraulic oil should be checked daily. Make sure the top of the tank is clean before removing the fill cap. Oil level should be one inch below the top of the tank. The hydraulic oil and filter should be changed every 500 hours, or once before the mowing season. Instructions for the oil and filter change can be found in the operator’s manual.