You will continue to focus on equipment and products that make it easier for commercial contractors. You can work closely with dealers of hardware & supplies to learn about the needs of the customers so they can better anticipate them.
A Senior Product Manager, shares some thoughts with commercial cutters in the spring to help them prepare for the busy mowing season.
Get your equipment ready: Take extra care to make sure that all equipment is available for the season. Fresh fluids are essential for proper running and starting. Your mower could have problems starting or stopping working if the gasoline is depleted.
You can drain any gasoline left in the mower so that you can start again. It is a good idea to drain the gasoline at the end of each season before storing the mower.
You need to change your oil before you can get your mower moving. Dirty oil can cause engine damage, reduce engine life and create future maintenance issues. You should change your oil every 100 hours or once a calendar year, depending on when you use the mower. All switches should be checked – During the inspection, ensure that all switches work properly.
Sharpen your mower blades – Just like other items that you use to cut grass, mower blades can become dull with time. A dull mower blade will only damage the grass and not give it a clean cut. Regularly sharpening your mower blades will give your work a professional look.
It is also a great opportunity to evaluate your equipment fleet. This has given us more flexibility in our fleet program and allowed contractors to find solutions that better fit their ever-changing needs.