Summer brings in more work for lawn care professionals but can also create some challenges.
The heat of summer in most regions can make outdoor work difficult for people as well as for mowers and other lawn equipment. While air temperature by itself this time of year usually won’t cause a mower to overheat, mowing lawns in the heat can increase the risk of it occurring. Mower overheating can be caused by a number of things, most of which, unlike the weather, are preventable:
If a mower does overheat, initially, the lawn mower might simply have low output. If you notice a change in your mower's power, stop as soon as possible and shut off the engine to check out whether any of the above problems are causing it to overheat. Another symptom of an overheated mower engine can be that it will lock up or shut down, which might be a good thing because it will prevent further damage but also might be a sign of some damage itself. Depending on the engine, overheating can also cause even more serious damage, such as melted parts, blown gaskets or in some extreme cases, even fire.
As your lawn care company gets busy this summer, remember to keep your mowers well maintained and cleaned to prevent overheating and possible damage to your lawn equipment. If you have further questions on caring for your mower, feel free to contact your local Dealer .