Before using your brush cutter it is important to make checks and test if the throttle trigger lock and the throttle function correctly, and whether or not the guard has any cracks or damages. If there are any damages then you must replace or fix these before using or the machine will not be safe to use. This also applies to checking the trimmer head to be certain of no cracks or damages.
A Quick Clean After Use
After every use of your machine it is encouraged to clean the outside of it and make sure that the harness is not damaged to keep you safe. You should also clean the air filter and replace it if necessary so that you won’t forget next time you want to use it.
Check All Parts
Roughly once a week (if you use your brush cutter quite regularly) it is important to clean the harder parts of your brush cutter, such as the cooling fins, the outside carburetor area, and the outside of the spark plug. It is also encouraged to check that the air intake into the starter unit isn’t blocked and that the angle gear is three quarters full of grease.
When to Seek Professional Help
Jobs like cleaning the fuel tank, fuel filter, fan, carburetor and fuel pipe are all tasks that should be performed monthly, especially during heavy use seasons such as spring and summer. At Sunshine Coast Mowers our team of professionals can look over your machine and help maintain its longevity.
If you know you won’t be using your brush cutter for a while and plan on storing it, there are a few things you must do first, to guarantee that it will still be in good condition next time you want to use it.
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 Sunshine Coast Mowers.
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 necessary you can take your metal cutting blades to Sunshine Coast Mowers for sharpening.
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).
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.