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Get used tractors ready for winter storage

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

While winter may cause some to think of skiing, it should also remind them to get used tractors ready for storage.
While winter may cause some to think of skiing, it should also remind them to get used tractors ready for storage.

Used tractors may benefit from additional care before being put away for the winter.

According to a recent report from the Scripps Howard News Service, all lawn equipment should be properly put away before winter comes. For example, hoses and irrigation implements should be taken in, as should garden tools.

"Make sure to drain the gas from your lawn mower and sharpen the blade," the report said.

Owners of used tractors should also consider cleaning their equipment before storing it in their garage. Any grass that remains on a machine could cause oxidation.

When spring rolls back around, a quick tune up will help make sure a used tractor runs properly during the growing months. That would include checking the battery, getting an oil change and replacing filters.

Before winter does arrive, there are still things people can do to help their lawn. Fall presents an opportunity to add more fertilizer to the soil and give grass a head start on next year's season. This can help beat out weed growth and give it a stronger root structure.
 

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