Routine Mower Maintenance


Like any new machine, when you get a great mower you want to keep it in good shape for years to come. Wright mowers are built as durable, practical work machines. Save the wax buffer for your truck; you can optimize your mower's long-lasting performance with some simple routine maintenance. To get the best from your mower, start with these daily and weekly maintenance routines on the field or in the garage.

Mower Side
Mower Side
At the start or end of each day of mowing:

  • Check the engine oil. Top off if necessary.
  • Check the tire pressure. Rear tires should have 18-20 psi. You probably won't need to add air often, so the gas station will probably do, but some owners prefer to use their own compressor.
  • Clean the areas around the muffler, controls, air intake screen, finger guard, rotating screen, blade belt cover and under the deck. You can also air blow the whole mower off (but don't use a pressure washer).
  • Check bolts, nuts, clips, rings, etc. to see if anything is loose. Tighten if necessary. Unless you go over very rough terrain for extended periods of time, you will probably not find anything loosened, but it's always good to check.
  • Check mower blades for sharpness and balance and sharpen when appropriate. This will make for better cuts and better grass care.

Every 25 mowing hours (often about once a week, depending on use):

  • Inspect the belts to see if they are worn or misaligned. This is not likely to happen until much longer than 25 hours, but checking regularly is a good way to keep your mower in perfect shape.
  • Check the tires to see if they need to be replaced, such as if the tread has 3/32" or less left, or if there are cracks. Checking it will help you avoid a flat while mowing a lawn, which can be dangerous on hills.
  • Inspect any hydraulic hoses and tighten if needed.
  • Adjust the parking brake to where the mower won't budge when it's engaged.

These are the basics of what you can do to optimize the life of your lawn mower equipment. Each mower will differ to some degree, and you can learn more about maintaining your mower in your Operator manual . Before performing any maintenance or check-overs on your mower, be sure to apply the parking brake, turn off the engine and remove the key. Learn more on how to get in touch with a Dealer , whether for maintenance questions or to add a Wright mower to your fleet.

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