Your Husqvarna riding mower might be your biggest investment into your yard. Just like with other investments, it is important to make sure you keep up with the recommended annual maintenance to help keep it running and operating properly. Here is a maintenance schedule to assist you in keeping your Husqvarna riding mower in tip top shape.
Using your Husqvarna zero-turn mower on a regular basis can cause it to get dirty. Clean your lawn mower by spraying water under the mower deck and remove all the debris which can help you get a cleaner cut. Before spring season get your mower ready by lifting the mower’s engine hood and check any exposed items. During the winter mice and other animals can make their home in your mower. Clean the steering plate and battery after every 25-hours of the mower’s operation in addition to before and after the mowing season. It is recommended to perform a more thorough cleaning before storing your Husqvarna mower for the winter.
No matter if you decide to do it at the beginning of the season or at the end of the season, once a year you should replace your spark plug and fuel filter. If you decide to change it when winterizing your mower, add a small amount of engine oil to the spark plug hole prior to installing the new spark plug. Then crank the engine a few times to work the oil into the cylinders.
Winterizing is typically done before your store your Husqvarna riding mower for the winter season and when the mower will be stored for longer than a month. Husqvarna recommends checking the riding mower for loose fasteners, cleaning the battery and battery terminals, lubricating all points indicated on the lubrication chart in the mower’s operator’s manual and changing the engine oil and oil filter if it applies to your mower in addition to removing the gas from the fuel tank. Refer to your mower’s operator’s manual for a complete list of instructions and items.
General scheduled maintenance should be done in intervals, not only annually. Husqvarna recommends checking the mower cutting blades, fluid levels, cleaning and changing the oil. It is also recommended after every 50-hours of mowing to check the levelness of the mowing deck, change the oil if applicable, and inspect the muffler for any signs of debris or damage.
Husqvarna’s riding mower annual maintenance can be found in the operator’s manual for those who are a DIY consumer. If you are unsure about performing these tasks yourself, contact Boiling Springs Small Engine, your Husqvarna Spartanburg dealer today via email or at 864.578.1692. We can schedule a time for you to have your Husqvarna riding mower maintenance performed.