Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Equipment Properly Maintained

A well cared for lawn. This spring-like weather has many of us looking forward to the warmer seasons and working on our properties. Here in PA, you can expect your grass will need to be cut sometime in March or early April, depending on the weather and temperature.

Before your cut your lawn for the first time, make sure your lawn mower, trimmer, blower, and other lawn maintenance equipment is ready and properly serviced.

Annual Tune-Up

The best way to protect your investment in your lawn equipment is to have an annual tune-up each winter or early spring. Regularly-scheduled maintenance by factory-certified repair technicians will extend the life of your equipment and is the best way to make sure your equipment is ready when you need it.

A seasonal tune-up of your mower, trimmer, or tractor includes:

  • Change the oil and filter (if applicable)
  • Replace spark plug
  • Change air and fuel filters if needed
  • Lube all joints and bearings that require grease
  • Inspect and adjust all belts and cables
  • Sharpen and balance the blade
  • Analyze and tighten all components to insure proper function
  • Replace any defective or worn parts
  • Testing equipment for proper running

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When should I get my mower tuned up?

It is recommended that you have your mower and other lawn equipment serviced before you use it for the first time each season.  Many people only think about it a few days before their grass needs to be cut. By then, most mower repair shops have a 4-6 week backlog, leaving you without proper maintenance for a long period of time.   Once your mower gets into the shop, you are faced with a period of time during prime mowing season that you will be without it while it is being serviced.   Scheduling your seasonal tune-up in February will help to eliminate these issues.  To schedule your equipment service before the early spring rush, contact us today!


New Lawn Equipment for Sale

Do you have old, outdated, or undersized equipment for your property?  Consider upgrading your lawn equipment at JB Hostetter & Sons.  We carry a large selection of riding mowers, push mowers, zero-turn mowers, and tractors.  We also stock hand-held equipment like chain saws, trimmers, and blowers.   Other popular lawn related items that we handle include tillers, shredders, chippers, and log splitters.  Our selection of brands include Toro, Husqvarna, Echo, Mantis, Troy-Bilt, Poulan, and Columbia.

When you buy new power equipment from JB Hostetter, unlike many other places, we assemble and service the equipment so it is “ready to mow.”  We also instruct and demonstrate the usage of your new purchase so that you will be confident of the handling of your new item.  We offer delivery of our equipment to your home for everyone that resides in our local trading area.  Keep in mind that every power equipment item that you purchase from us is backed by our factory trained service technicians.  We are here to support you after the sale with any issues that may arise with your equipment…..whether it is a few months after the purchase, or many years down the road!

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