Wright Manufacturing makes mowers that last for private and professional lawn care clients around the world. We’ve had customers report that our mowers have lasted them twenty years or more, nearly as long as we’ve been in business! We’re always excited to hear these reports, and we are constantly trying to improve our standards to give our products longer, stronger life spans. But no amount of engineering and assembly quality can prevent breakdown if general owner maintenance isn’t performed. We’ve been around the block a few times, so we know exactly the steps to keep your Wright mower running for many, many years.
Invest in Your Fuel. There’s a lot going on in your gas tank. Gasoline wears down over time and can gum up the works of your mower. Ethanol can also have a corrosive effect on your mower’s more delicate parts. So make sure that you run your mower dry or siphon out remaining gas, if your mower is going to sit at the end of a season. A good ethanol-compatible fuel stabilizer will negate most of these effects if you add it to a fresh tank. When your mower is in a period of high use, keep the tank all the way full or empty during evenings or rest times. This way condensation can’t form in the tank.
Change the Oil. Oil viability is measured by hours used, which your Wright mower will display with an easy-to-read meter. Just replace the used up oil with a quality product made for mowers like ours and you’ll be good to go.
Make Sure Grass Clumps Don’t Build up Beneath the Deck. Lawns produce a lot of waste. Wright makes it easy to access potential grass clumps, but grass clipping buildup doesn’t clean itself. Make sure to wash away excess clippings, and use a putty knife if they’ve been building up for quite some time. Also, sharpen your blade a couple of times per season, or as necessary. Of course, our lawn maintenance customers will need to do this more often than private owners, but you’ll get a feel for when sharpening is necessary with experience.
Maintain the Electrical System. This is pretty simple, but should not be neglected. Spark plugs need to be changed, and your battery periodically recharged. Spark plugs typically last only about 100 hours of use, before they start impacting optimal function.
Replace Your Filters. Oil, fuel, and air filters keep your mower’s systems running clean. Make sure that you change them at regular intervals so that your mower keeps running perfectly for many years to come.
With regular maintenance, you will add years to the life of your Wright mower. Regardless of make or model, these are great tips for any lawn mower owner! So keep up your maintenance and happy mowing!