Have you finally replaced the petrol-guzzling lawnmower in your possession with an electric one?
If you did then congratulations as you have finally stepped into the modern era of lawn care!
In this context, do you know all the little things that allow you to better maintain and care for your battery lawn mower? If that is not the case then please read the following sections, for the best results:-
How to care for the motor?
The motor of an electric lawnmower needs minimal maintenance and the reason is simple – the absence of excess movable parts. The one thing that you would need to take care of is to ensure that the ventilation system of the lawnmower is free from any form of obstruction.
Well, the ventilation system is the only thing that is keeping the motor from overheating – remember this! Please note:-
You should use a soft rag or a soft paintbrush to clean debris away from the ventilation system.
How to care for the undercarriage?
Before you start caring for the undercarriage of the lawnmower, take the battery pack out and ensure the power supply to the machine is cut off. In this way, you won’t hurt yourself when you will be cleaning the undercarriage along with the sharp blades of the machine.
Use non-abrasive cleaning rags and products to make sure that you are not damaging the protective layer of paint on the undercarriage. Keep the undercarriage clean and dry to keep instances of rusting at bay.
How to care for the battery pack?
The battery pack will be sitting in an enclosure. Take the pack out and check for the presence of debris or any form of damage to the enclosure. In case the chamber is wet, wipe it dry before putting the battery pack back in its place.
In case you are storing away your battery-powered lawnmower for a while, make sure that you are storing the battery pack separately. In this way, the operational life of the battery pack will remain as it is.
How to store an electric lawn mower?
Battery-powered lawnmowers are compact hence they are pretty easy to store even in tight spaces like the shelves of your backyard shed. In this context, before you stow away the lawnmower, be sure to clean the machine before you store it.
The reason is simple:- accumulated debris from your lawn if left as it is, can result in the formation of rust.
Hence, to keep your precious lawnmower in its pristine condition clean the same before you store it.
Another important aspect when it comes to electric lawn mower maintenance is to check for loose nuts and screws. Fail to do this and you might end up hurting yourself or anyone around you while you are operating this machine. A loose screw or nut can fall into the ground and find its way into the rapidly spinning, razor-sharp blades. This will in turn fling the nut or screw into a random direction at high speeds thus hurting anyone that comes in the way of this projectile. Scary right!? Hence, keep a close watch for loose nuts and screws all the while following the tips mentioned above and you will be fine!