My Lawnmower Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am new and after cutting my 2 acres my mower deck top and underneath is dirty and I want to clean it but I dont want to use water on the deck because it has not seen the rain since I have had it.

I was wondering how you clean off your decks and the dirty and dust from your mowers?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Powerwasher and air compressor for the easy stuff mainly on the machine itself. Under the deck I use a screwdriver to get the other stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
You can find a plastic putty knife / scraper at a local harware store (paint dept.) for cheap for the underside. Use a leaf blower for the top.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
7,359 Posts
I use my leaf blower.
Glad to see I'm not the only person that uses one to blow the grass of their machine! :)

I hear you guys about using water. I powerwash my JD a once or twice year, but using water around the deck always makes me a bit leery as there are so many small crevices that water is going to find and sit in. The killer of mowing decks.

I usually use an air nozzel attachment on the compressor to blow off my old reel mowers after use.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
6,224 Posts
I use compressed air with an extended reach blow nozzle for the fluff and dust especially around the transmission and engine cooling air intakes, fans and cooling fins. Under the deck I normally have some soft pine kindling wood laying around to scrap with. It is rare that I use water on them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
I use compressed air with an extended reach blow nozzle for the fluff and dust especially around the transmission and engine cooling air intakes, fans and cooling fins. Under the deck I normally have some soft pine kindling wood laying around to scrap with. It is rare that I use water on them.
I concur on this post bob s
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Once you clean off the underside, spray some kind of lubricant like EcoTech Mower Coat around it to prevent grass from sticking as much next time around.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
7,359 Posts
Once you clean off the underside, spray some kind of lubricant like EcoTech Mower Coat around it to prevent grass from sticking as much next time around.
Good idea!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
I do as Mark / Ohio says, engine and under the deck with the extended air nozzle. Been doing this for 30 years after every mowing, no rusty decks, no smelly fermenting moldy grass :cool
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top