An Ounce of Prevention: Overlooked maintenance

When caring for turf equipment, it is important to make regular, informal inspections. Photo courtesy Kohler Engines

By Scott Mack

When it comes to caring for turf equipment, there are several basic procedures that tend to get overlooked. One of these is the importance of regular, informal equipment inspections. At the end of each day, it is a good idea to simply take a walk around each piece of machinery to look for anything out of the ordinary, and to examine the tires, fuel cap, and external cables. If anything appears to be loose or out of place, the issue should be fixed immediately. Additionally, turf professionals should be sure to look for any significant buildup of dirt or debris on the engine, especially near the air intake screen, radiator, or cooling areas. Keeping these parts clean is simple, but incredibly important to overall engine performance.

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