With the warm summer just around the corner, there are plenty of jobs to be done in the garden to prepare and maintain your lawn for the warmer months ahead.

To do this you will need gardening tools that are well serviced and can get the job done time and time again. One of the tools you will use this summer is a brush cutter.

A brush cutter is the perfect tool for unwanted long grasses, which can often be the difference between a looked after lawn, and a luxury, highly sought after garden.

That’s why maintaining your brush cutter is so important in order to keep achieving fantastic results time and time again.

Draining the tank

Before putting your machine into storage, clean it thoroughly and then drain the tank completely. To empty the carburetor, let the machine idle until the engine stops. Check the machine for any dirt and also allow it to dry completely.

Checking the spark plug

Remove and examine the spark plug. If they need cleaning or replacing it is a good idea to do so before you store the machine. If the spark plug electrodes are a light reddish brown, then it’s all right. If not, the spark plugs may need to be cleaned or replaced, which can be done at Green spares.

Checking the metal cutting blade

The next job is to remove and clean the metal cutting blade, check for damages, and protect it from any signs of corrosion.

Remove the metal cutting blade and clean it. If you need new blades and lines, please check at Greens.

Storing mowing lines wet

To keep a mowing line elastic, remove the spool from the mowing head and store it in a damp place. Two or three days before the start of the new season, place the line in water to keep it flexible and supple (this also applies to the PolyCut blade).

Space-saving storage 

It is then a good idea to store your brush cutter hanging up. It saves plenty of space as you can fold the handlebars in so that it will easily hang in the garden shed.

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