Your lawn mower is shipped without oil on the engine. Before fueling, be sure the lawnmower is level. Remove the oil fill-cap dipstick from the oil spill spout. You’ll receive a container of oil with the unit. Slowly pour the entire container down the oil spill spout into the engine. Insert and tighten the oil fill-cap dipstick. Check the oil level before each use. Add oil if needed.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or each season, you may need to change the oil more often under dusty, dirty conditions.
Fill the fuel tank to the bottom of the tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. Do not mix the oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each 5 hours of continuous use. Tighten the oil plug securely each time you check the oil level.
For the best performance, you should keep the mower housing free of built up grass. Clean the underside of your mower after each use. Your lawn mower is equipped with a fitting that allows for quick and easy cleaning of the underside of the housing.
First, move the lawnmower to an area of cut grass or another hard surface. After removing the grass catcher, close the mulcher door then connect the garden hose to the fitting where shown. Do not route the hose under the mower. Turn on the water supply and check for leaks at the fitting. If no leaks are present, start the engine and let it run until the underside of the lawnmower is clean. Once complete, shut off the engine, then shut off the water supply and remove the hose from the fitting. Start the engine and let it run for a full minute to remove excess water from the mower.
Before tipping the lawnmower to drain the oil, empty the fuel tank by running the engine until the fuel tank is empty. Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and place the wire where it cannot come in contact with the plug. Then, remove the oil-fill cap and lay aside on a clean surface. Tip the lawn mower on its side and drain the oil into a suitable container. Rock the lawn mower back and forth to remove any oil trapped inside the engine. Be sure to wipe off any spilled oil from the lawnmower or side of the engine.
Fill the engine with oil. Slowly pour about 16 ounces of oil down the oil-fill spout into the engine. Wait one minute to allow the oil to settle. Use the gauge on the oil-fill cap dipstick for checking level. Insert the dipstick into the tube and rest the oil-fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap into the tube while taking the reading. Continue adding small amounts of oil and rechecking the dipstick until it reads full. Do not overfill or the engine will smoke on start-up. Always be sure to retighten the oil-fill cap before restarting the engine. Finish by reconnecting the spark plug wire to the spark plug.
Your engine will not run properly and may be damaged by using a dirty air filter. Replace the air filter every 100 hours of operation or every season whichever occurs first. Service the air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.
To clean the air filter, remove the cover. Next, carefully remove the cartridge. Clean the filter by gently tapping it on a flat surface. If very dirty, replace the cartridge. Install the new or cleaned cartridge, then replace the cover.
It’s a fact that lawns are as unique as the people who maintain them. This is why Husqvarna designs its mowers with features that make cutting grass less of a chore and more of a great experience. With engines from Honda and Briggs and Stratton, 3-in-1 mulching, bagging or side discharge cutting systems plus other innovative features, Husqvarna mowers are designed to make your life easier.
Husqvarna produces the top rated outdoor power products available on the market today. When you purchase a Husqvarna mower, you know you’re getting the best.
Most Husqvarna mowers comes standard with the following features: the operator presence control bar must be held against the handle to start the engine. The drive control levers: used to engage power propelled forward motion. The starter handle: used for starting the engine. The single-point height adjuster: used to adjust the cutting height of the lawnmower. Other standard components include: handle knobs, fuel shut-off valve, air filter, spark plug, muffler, engine oil cap with dipstick, grass catcher.
On some units, all 4 wheels are adjusted by a single lever. Pull the adjuster lever toward the wheel. To raise the mower, move the lever forward. To lower, move the lever toward the rear.
Your lawnmower was shipped, ready to be used as a mulcher. To convert to bagging, lift rear door of the lawnmower and place the grass catcher frame hooks onto the grass bag brackets. To convert back to mulching, remove the grass catcher and close the rear door.
Thank you all for entering the YARMAND draw to win a Husqvarna Chain Saw at the Ottawa Green Trade Expo 2012.
The lucky winner of the draw is Mr. Fred Sova of Root Plus Inc. !
ROOT PLUS provides lawn care and general landscaping to residential and commercial properties throughout Ottawa West and East end communities. Mr. Sova is the owner of ROOT PLUS and the company has been growing since its inception in 1998.They are a member of the Better Business Bureau, Landscape Ontario and ICPI certified.
As the spring season is approaching, Mr. Sova is making sure their equipment fleet is complete and all the maintenance has been performed a head of time. He is also preparing designs and draft proposals for clients. Mr. Sova and his associates often attend trade exhibitions. He found the Ottawa Green Trade Expo 2012 to be quite useful in providing an opportunity for him and his staff to meet with equipment dealers and material suppliers and to learn about options that would lead to further growth of their company. You can get in touch with Fred Sova and ROOT PLUS through their website: http://www.rootplus.ca/
The 19th Annual Green Trade Expo was a great success!
It is Eastern Ontario's largest Green Industry Buying Show organized by the Ottawa Chapter of Landscape Ontario. This year it was held at the new Capital Exhibition Centre on February 15th, 2012.
It was a great opportunity for landscape professionals to meet with material suppliers and equipment dealers. There was a wide array of representatives from different segments of the industry: Industrial landscaping and construction Equipment, Equipment Accessories, Landscaping supplies, irrigation, garden centre supplies, nursery products, lighting and more. Landscape professionals had a chance to interact with dealers of many reputable brands: BOB-CAT, Kubota, CAT, John Deere, Husqvarna, Toro, Ferris, Exmark, Ryan, twin equipment, nortrax, Echo, Tanaka, and more.
The Business Builder Education Series provided attendees with valuable information on managing IT systems, marketing their business efficiently, workplace safety & prevention services, sales training, and social media marketing strategies.
I had an opportunity to speak with Andrew Crow of G.C Duke Equipment who is a product specialist for BOB-CAT commercial mowers and Ryan Turf Equipment. Andrew explained some of the new changes on the FASTCAT PRO series of BOB-CAT commercial zero-turn mowers. This year some components have been enhanced to ensure comfort, durability and reliability for the landscape professional. Live equipment demos are available by requesting it through OttawaMowers.com.
The Green Trade Expo 2013 will be held February 13, 2013. See you then!