putting troy bilt mower in storage for 2 to 3 years


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Old 05-30-12, 05:06 PM
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putting troy bilt mower in storage for 2 to 3 years

I will be putting in storage a troy bilt 2 year mower for 2 to 3 years. What kind of maintenance do I need to do so it will be in good shape when I want to use it again?

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Old 05-31-12, 10:33 AM
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Drain the fuel tank, take the fuel line off the carb and drain it and the filter. Leave them loose so they can air dry. Take the bowl off the carburetor and drain the gas out of it. That's the most critical part. Disconnect the battery, and get the weight of the mower off the wheels, since the tires will lose air and if the weight of the mower is on them, it will crack the tires and they won't hold air when you pump them back up. It also wouldn't hurt to coat the tires with protectant to help stop dry-rot.
 

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Old 06-03-12, 09:59 AM
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Thanks for the info.

A few years ago I remember being told it may be a good idea to remove the spark plug and squirt a little oil in the engine and slowly crank it to lubricate the inside. Is this still a good idea or a bad idea with the newer engines today?

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Old 06-03-12, 10:19 AM
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Not necessary, but it won't hurt anything.
 
 

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