Changes in technology have resulted in the cordless lawn mower – whereby all you have to do is plug in the battery and you are ready to mow away. After choosing the suitable cordless lawn mower, you need to maintain it so that it can serve you better. Here are several ways to help you get the most out of your mower.
Pay Attention to the Battery
The cordless mower mainly runs on a lithium ion battery pack. This battery is rechargeable and comes as part of the mower package. Being the core and reliable source of power for your mower as they demonstrated, you need to take good care of it. Another rationale why you should pay attention to the battery is that it is costly to replace. Here are some tips to maintain it:
• Never let the battery run totally flat. Draining the battery affects the storage capacity negatively.
• Don’t overcharge the battery. Understand the charging mechanism and the type of charger you use. If it is a smart charger, it will detect when the battery is fully charged and disconnect. On the other hand, you have to keep an eye on the battery and disconnect it when it is full in case you use a manual charger.
• Always check the charging components for wear and tear. Damaged charging systems can ruin the battery.
• Store the battery for winter. When storing the mower for long periods, make sure to disconnect the battery and store it in a cool, dry place. This decreases the discharge rate of the battery.
Protect It From Weather Elements
After a mowing job, make sure you store the mower in a safe place, most preferably your garage or shed. Rain, sleet, snow and hail can lead to wear and tear of the mower’s components. This would be detrimental to the performance of the mower. Make sure you don’t pile other items on top of the mower as well. Some of the parts on the mower are breakable, and a little load can be detrimental.
Keep It Clean
Compared to traditional gas-powered mowers, cordless lawn mowers don’t require high maintenance tasks. You don’t have to change oil, nor replace plugs or air filters. However, make sure you clean the mower regularly to keep it in top shape. Do this every time you finish a mowing task, to make sure the mower works perfectly the next time you take it out to mow your lawn.
Always Perform a Pre-mowing Lawn Inspection
Always inspect the lawn you plan to cut before you carry out the job. The intention is to remove objects that might affect the mower. Look for items such as stones, hoses, sprinkler heads and toys. Passing the mower over these objects can spoil the mower blades.
It is apparent that just like any other machine, the way you take care of your cordless lawn mower will dictate how best and how long it serves you. Replacing lawn mower components is expensive and demanding. Regular maintenance helps to avoid some of these costs and gives you peace of mind knowing that you can rely on the lawn mower for the upcoming landscaping job.