How to Get Turf Equipment Ready for Spring

When the weather starts to get warmer, it’s important to get your turf equipment ready for spring. Don’t wait until the last minute to ensure that your lawn care and turf equipment is ready for everything you’ll throw at it. Instead, make sure to be proactive and get your turf equipment in good working order and ready for the challenge with proper lawn mower maintenance.

Depending on the type of turf equipment you’ll be using, there will be different steps for ensuring it’s ready for the upcoming season. In our most recent blog, we detail what should be done for each piece of your turf or lawn equipment.

Utility Vehicles

Depending on the type of utility vehicle that you use, getting it in working condition and ready for extensive use can look a bit differently. For utility vehicles that are powered by gasoline, ensure that the vehicle is filled with its appropriate type of gasoline. If it’s electric-powered, ensure that the vehicle is charged as necessary. Be sure that the vehicle has motor oil, just as you would with any other vehicle.

Before using the vehicle extensively, turn on the vehicle a couple of times in the days leading up to extensive use. This will ensure that the battery is charged and ready to go. If the utility vehicle won’t start, call a professional. Because utility vehicles are complex and similar to cars, it’s best to have a professional come out to see if any repairs or replacement parts are needed.

Fairway and Rough Mowers

The most obvious step in getting your mowers ready for spring is ensuring that there is new fuel in the system. Even if you left fuel in the tank after its last use, the fuel likely has gone stale after a long and cold winter. Remove the existing fuel and replace it with newer, fresher gas.

From there, you’ll want to make sure that the blades on the mower are sharp and ready to cut. Other things to check include the system’s oil and the spark plugs. 

Push Mowers

Similar to fairway and rough mowers, make sure that your push mowers have fresh gasoline in the tank. If there’s old gas in the tank, siphon it out and replace it. Check the oil levels and the condition of the spark plug as well before extensive use.

At the beginning of the new season, your lawn mower will likely require several tries in order to finally start the system. This is completely normal in nearly every mower that sits for an extensive period of time without use.

Riding Mowers

When preparing your riding mowers for spring you’ll want to, you guessed it, check the fuel in the system. Replace any old fuel with fresh fuel. Check your riding mower’s battery to make sure that it’s ready for the extensive usage that’ll be coming its way. It’s also important to change the air filters in riding mowers frequently.

Similar to utility vehicles, a riding lawn mower is a highly complicated system. Contact a professional if your riding mower won’t start after fueling it up and checking the battery, spark plugs, and oil levels.

Trim and Surround Mowers

Toro trim and surround mowers are an incredibly versatile and maneuverable piece of equipment. They can be used wherever the job requires them. Make sure to sharpen the blades, and check the fuel levels of the system. Replace any old fuel with fresh gasoline. Give the battery and oil levels a check.

Trim and surround mowers are among the most trouble-free systems, so you likely won’t have any issues after checking the above components. If any of your turf or outdoor power equipment products won’t start after performing all the recommended checks and replacements, get in contact with an expert that can provide repair services or replacement parts. 

Contact Kenney Machinery for Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

Get ready for spring by following our maintenance tips! For turf and outdoor power equipment products that you can count on to last longer, contact the professionals at Kenney Machinery. We’ll provide you with the information and equipment necessary to complete any job that comes your way.