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Keeping your Ride On Mower in Mint Condition
Thursday 3rd February 2011

In order for us to get the best possible experience and results from our ride on mowers. it's important to learn how to keep them in mint condition.  Regular maintenance is the key.  Just a little bit of extra time every time you use your machine will keep it in tip top condition and also give you an understanding about your machine that will contribute to it's long life and great performance.   

Climber Tough Terrain Ride on mowers and our range of Grass Collection Ride on mowers are no different.  Staying on top of basic care will enable you to a consistent quality performance.  A basic way you can do this is by cleaning your ride on mower.  After each use a best practice is to clean out the underside of the deck, removing grass clippings and washing off any mud or debris.  This can be done with a hose and water.  The FD220 "Easy Flo" Ride On Mower even has a handy hose port to make this process simple.  Grillo cutting decks have the advantage of being designed in such a way that sharp corners, edges and turns have been removed, thus allowing the grass the shortest, easiest route either out of the deck (to the rear in the case of the Grillo Climber models) or into the grass collection bin (in the case of the FD220/FD280).  This highly specialized design makes a HUGE difference to a Grillo Ride-on mowers excellent performance - an advantage that many collection ride on mowers simply don't have.

Another area that needs cleaning is the engine.  It's really just the removal of dust and grass clippings that can block the air intake of your engine that needs to be regularly cleared.  Never use water in this area.  A blower is a good tool to make this a fast job.  Apart from staying in touch with your oil changes and watching out for general condition of electrical and safety switches, tire pressure and condition, the only other requirements are a service at the end of your mowing season or annually.

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