How Many Hours do Riding Mowers Last?
Lawn Mower Care Tips
I check the oil before starting and at every refuelling
Let engine warm up before moving to full throttle
I tune-up once a year
I check air filter and engine fins for debris
I check gas tank for grit
My mower never sits out in the rain
Mower deck gets a complete clean down when winterising
Use a Trickle charger
Blades are kept sharp
Tires pressures are checked
Wd40 used on cables and electrics
Before starting your mower, take a couple of minutes to:
Full Engine Tune-up
Mower Engines Types
Single cylinder, air cooled engines are the most popular. They’re cheap, simple and durable. Briggs and Stratton, Kohler and Kawasaki are the three main players, Briggs is the most common, but all engines are good quality. Diesel engines are available but are only fitted to the commercial grade mowers.
If the budget allows, opt for a mower with an oil filter, it means it has an oil pump which means the engine will last longer, especially if you have a hilly yard.
Twin Cylinder air cooled engines are better suited to large hilly more challenging terrain, twin cylinders equals more power, smoother running, longer life, and higher running cost. You may have a Toro, John Deere, Cub Cadet or whatever, and it will likely be fitted with Briggs, Kohler or Kawasaki power plant.
Mower Transmissions Types
Ride-on Mower Hours to Miles
Ride-on Hour Meter