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Prepairing riding mower for winter storage

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10-09-12, 06:15 AM   #1  
Prepairing riding mower for winter storage

Hey Folks, bought myself a used riding mower this fall from a neighbour.

Just curious about what I need to do, if anything to prepare the thing for winter storage. Don't have a shed built yet. Won't be able to get to that until next year. So, I'm going to be putting a heavy duty tarp over it for the winter.

Our climate here is very cold, with heavy snow and high winds.

Any suggestions?

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10-09-12, 09:50 AM   #2  
There is a sticky at the top of the forum topic page with info about that. Keep snow from accumulating on it with the tarp at least, and stabilize or drain the fuel if you aren't planning to crank it up every few weeks.

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10-09-12, 02:01 PM   #3  
Follow the sticky. If I may suggest one additional item it would be to get a smart trickle battery maintainer / charger and keep it on the battery ( in a warm, dry area) over the winter. It will keep your battery charged, but not over charged, and ready to crank next spring. You can get a one at wally world or similar for under $25. The Schumacher and Battery tender brands are both good.

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