Expert Advice

Quick Model Guide Lookup

How to Replace a Lawn Mower Blade

How to Replace a Lawn Mower Blade

A lawn mower is one of the best pieces of equipment to have in your arsenal this spring and summer. However, without a sharp lawn mower blade your machine is defenseless against rapidly growing grass. Since grass grows like crazy this time of year, having easy access to an efficient mower can make all the difference, but it’s not enough to just own a lawn mower. Your machine must undergo regular maintenance and upkeep, and replacing your lawn mower blade is a must so read our step-by-step guide to change the lawn mower blade and get your yard in tip top shape.

Before performing any maintenance on your lawn mower, refer to your owner’s manual for maintenance instructions and safety information. Maintenance instructions vary by model, so depending on your lawn mower model our instructions may vary slightly.

Here’s how to replace a walk behind lawn mower blade.

Before replacing or repairing anything on your mower, please follow these safety precautions: shut off the lawn mower engine and allow it to cool, disconnect the spark plug wire to prevent accidental starting and tuck it out of the way so the wire doesn’t make contact with the spark plug.

To carry out this task, you’ll need these tools: 5/8 socket, ratchet, breaker bar, torque wrench, and a block of wood.

To replace your lawn mower blade, tip the mower over to access the blade but keep the air filter side up to prevent the oil from going into the air filter and carburetor , which will prevent the mower from running when you tip it back over.

To remove the bolt off the bottom of the blade, take your block of wood and wedge it between the lawn mower blade and the frame of the mower.  Make sure it’s good and steady because you’ll be applying force when you loosen and remove the bolt. Once the block is firmly in position, use the 5/8 socket and ratchet to remove the bolt holding the lawn mower blade in place. If you have issues removing the bolt, use a breaker bar twist to loosen the bolt.

Remove the block of wood once the bolt begins to loosen. Set aside your breaker bar and socket, and use your hand to continue twisting the bolt loose. When you’re able to remove the bolt, check for any gnarring or missing threads. If any threads are missing there’s a chance that the bolt could come loose and the lawn mower blade could come off and injure you and others. If your bolt is worn or damaged, purchase a new one before putting it back on the mower.

Now that the bolt has been removed, you may remove the lawn mower blade adapter and the blade itself. Before installing the new lawn mower blade use your scraper to scrape out any type of debris from the mowing deck that can cause the mower not to recycle correctly.

With the lawn mower blade now off of the machine, you can either replace it or sharpen it. Feel free to visit us at any of our locations or order the lawn mower blade online at Weingartz.com.

When replacing the lawn mower blade, put the blade adapter back through. The adapter has 2 pins on it, and you should put those pins into the lawn mower blade. A lot of blades say “bottom” or “grass side.” When putting the blade back on the mower, make sure the grass side or bottom is facing you.

Put the bolt through the lawn mower blade and the adapter. On the mower, there is a plate that you’re going to bolt it to. Put that bow tie pattern into the lawn mower blade – this helps put the blade in place so when it’s spinning it does not come loose.

Thread the bolt in by hand to prevent t from cross threading, which will cause you to replace the crank shaft. Place the block of wood between the lawn mower blade and the mowing deck housing again. Use your 5/8 socket and torque wrench to torque down the blade bolt. Set your torque wrench for 40 to 50 foot pounds to torque it down.

Once you torque the lawn mower blade on, remove the block of wood and place the mower back on its wheels. Replace the ignition wire and start the mower to check for proper operation.

You May Also Enjoy These Articles:

Types of Lawn Mower Blades

Mower Maintenance

Lawn Mower Maintenance

Buyer’s Guide to Walk Behind Lawn Mowers

5 Lawn Mower Tune-up Tips for Spring

5 Reasons Pre-Mixed Fuel is Best

 

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
6585 Dixie Hwy.
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 620-5258
info@weingartz.com

Connect With Us!

https://plus.google.com

https://www.facebook.com/WeingartzLawnToSnow

https://twitter.com/Weingartz

http://pinterest.com/MrWeingartz

 

Learn More About Brand Specific Lawn Mowers

Cub-Cadet-Lawn-Mowers-ButtonHonda-Lawn-Mowers-ButtonToro-Lawn-Mowers-button

 

Sign up for our electronic monthly newsletter for discounts and money-saving tips.

               TORO PARTS BLADE 131-4547-03 - Shop Illustrated Diagrams    Shop Equipment

Buyer’s Guide to John Deere X700 Series Lawn and Garden Tractors

Buyer's Guide to John Deere X700 Series Lawn and Garden Tractors

John Deere X700 series lawn and garden tractors are really the premium in garden tractors. When you hear about those old John Deere tractors that have been around for 30 years, this is kind of what you see. The X700 tractors have considerably larger tires, a beefed up heavy-duty front axle, beefed up steering system, and power steering is standard on most models.

John Deere offers a wide range of different engine options from air-cooled engines to liquid cooled gas to a liquid cooled diesel. There are also models available with four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering for increased maneuverability.

All John Deere X700 series lawn and garden tractors come standard with the 2-pedal hydrostatic drive transmission for ease of operation. From your control panel you’ll have an adjustable seat, and adjustable backrest, so you can tip it back to find a spot that’s most comfortable for you. The X700 series has hydraulic lift for all your attachments so with the flip of a lever you can raise and lower your attachments, and there’s a portal on the side you can plug in for a hydraulic angling. So, for example, if you had the snow blade attachment, you can hydraulic angle versus having to get off the tractor.

These John Deere tractors are very comfortable and easy machines to operate. They have mechanical differential lock so if you get stuck and the wheels start spinning in the snow or mud for instance, just tap the pedal and it will lock the two rear wheels together to give you exceptional traction. Tilt steering comes standard on these machines and it’s easy to adjust for your comfort. It also makes it easy to get on and off the machine with the tilt steering control panel.

Cruise control comes standard on John Deere X700 series lawn and garden tractors as well. Electric power take-off comes with a 12-volt outlet for plugging items in, so if you need to charge your phone or anything like you that, you can. There are very nice sight lines for a big tractor with the sloped hood. This hood design makes it easy to see your front attachments.

On the John Deere X700 series lawn and garden tractors the mower decks and all your attachments are optional, so you can pick the size tractor and then the size of the deck. For example, you can get a mower deck from 48, 54, on up to a 60-inch deck for those bigger areas. John Deere offers a variety of front and rear attachments.

As mentioned before, there are a lot of different engine options available on the X700 series tractors. The X730 comes with the Kawasaki twin cylinder liquid cooled engine. Liquid cooled engines give you better heat dispersion versus an air-cooled engine and has electronic fuel injection for better cold-weather starts, better fuel economy, more lugging power, and it comes standard. This is the heavier engine, so you’ll receive high efficiency cooling and a better air filtration system. This engine gives you the longer life that you’d expect out of a heavier tractor that’s going to get extended use.

In the X700 series, the X739 has its back wheels turned. This is a four-wheel steer model to give you better maneuverability and this machine also has four-wheel drive for exceptional traction in muddy or snow conditions. Again, John Deere offers a lot of different attachments but what’s unique to the John Deere X700 series tractors is they have a quick hitch system. It’s just a matter of a couple pins, pull the spring load of pins and you can drop the attachments off, quick coupler on the drive shaft so you’re buying a tractor that’s versatile. You want to be able to easily change from your different attachments and this quick hitch enables you to do that. It’s an excellent feature that John Deere offers on their X700 series lawn and garden tractors.

You May Also Enjoy These Articles:

Buyer’s Guide to John Deere E 100 Series Tractors

How to Change the Spark Plug on a Lawn Mower

How to Install a Mulch Kit on a Tractor

How to Change the Air Filter on a Lawn Mower

How to Change the Engine Oil in a Lawn Mower

How to Change the Deck Belt on a Riding Lawn Mower

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
39050 Grand River Ave. 
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
(248) 471-3050
info@weingartz.com

Connect With Us!

https://plus.google.com

https://www.facebook.com/WeingartzLawnToSnow

https://twitter.com/Weingartz

http://pinterest.com/MrWeingartz

 

Sign up for our electronic monthly newsletter for discounts and money-saving tips.

        Shop Parts - How to Change the Spark Plug on a Lawn Tractor    Shop Equipment

Buyer’s Guide to Exmark Quest S Series Zero Turn Riders

Buyer's Guide to Exmark Quest S Series Zero Turn Riders

Exmark is the undisputed leader in commercial mowing and they bought a lot of commercial-grade features and qualities to a residential mower designed for the higher end residential user.

Exmark Quest S Series zero turn riders have nice, large, smooth front tires for less turfing when you turn, and double-sided, heavy-duty forks on the front caster wheels for strength and durability. The nice walk through platform makes it easier to step on the machine. You don’t have to take a big step to get on and off, so it’s easy to step on the front to climb on the perforations for less slip. It gives you a lot of comfort with the footrest forward, or you can lay your feet flat, whatever is most comfortable.

The Exmark Quest S Series zero turn riders have a height of cut, foot assisted, so your foot can help raise and lower the height of the mower. It’s easy to mark your height of cut with the lever on the side of the mower. These zero turns feature nice large lap bar handles for added comfort and a very smooth drive when you move in forward and reverse. These levers are also adjustable. They can move up or down so based on the size of the operator you can lower or raise them for your comfort.

The seat on these Quest S Series mowers easily slide forward and backward, again, accommodating different size operators. There are three springs to give you some added comfort and absorb some of the shock from the terrain. The Exmark control panel is very easy access from the side. These Exmarks also feature a flip up armrest, nice comfort seat, choke and throttle, key switch, hour meter is standard, and the electric PTO switch. The electric PTO switch will engage and disengage your mower deck. This eliminates other pully and linkages, gives you a longer belt life, and is also very easy to operate.

The Exmark Quest S Series zero turn riders have a fabricated mower deck. Decks are available in a 42, 50 inch and 60 inch width based on your application needs. The fabricated decks offer strength and durability like you’d find on some larger commercial machines. The anti-scalp rollers on the corners of the deck are adjustable so if you’re using really high or low height of cuts, it’s easy to adjust, just one volt to move the wheel up or down. The benefit of these anti-scalp rollers is if you hit a high spot when mowing, it just pops the mower deck up to eliminate any scalping in your lawn.

The Quest S Series zero turn riders are an upgrade from your standard mower. They use an upgraded ZT 2800 charged pump system. The charge pump system is for smoother operation and the 2800 series is an upgrade over the standard 2200 for strength and durability. It also gives you increased ground speeds which gives you a ground speed of up to 7 miles per hour, so it makes quick work out of those larger jobs.

Exmark uses their own 708 cc V-Twin engine. Other commercial-grade features that promote longer life include a bearing supported crankshaft, a 2 belt carburetor for more efficient running, and a heavy-duty air filtering system for longer run times before having to clean the air filter. Depending on the model, the engine is available in 22 ½ or 24 ½ horsepower range. For the oil change there’s no tools required, just remove the hose and your oil will drain. The oil filter is easily accessible, it’s right in front. The engine oil check is also easily accessible. It’s marked with the yellow cap which has a dipstick to make sure your oil is filled to the proper level.

You May Also Enjoy These Articles:

Buyer’s Guide to Cub Cadet Ultima Series Zero Turn Riders 

How to Change the Engine Oil in a Riding Lawn Mower

Choosing the Best Riding Mower for Your Lawn

How to Level a Riding Lawn Mower Deck

How to Change the Deck Belt on a Riding Lawn Mower

Engine Maintenance Tips for Zero Turn Riders

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
11875 Northland Drive
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
(616) 696-2913
info@weingartz.com

Connect With Us!

https://plus.google.com

https://www.facebook.com/WeingartzLawnToSnow

https://twitter.com/Weingartz

http://pinterest.com/MrWeingartz

 

Sign up for our electronic monthly newsletter for discounts and money-saving tips.

        Shop Parts - How to Change the Spark Plug on a Lawn Tractor    Shop Equipment

Buyer’s Guide to Cub Cadet RZT SX Zero Turn Riders

Buyer's Guide to Cub Cadet RZT SX Zero Turn Riders

Cub Cadet RZT SX zero turn riders are designed for both residential homeowners and professional landscapers. With high-performance decks and ergonomics that reduce vibrations and fatigue, these mowers are built to deliver quality cut and smooth maneuvering while delivering an unbeatable level of comfort to the operator. Cub Cadet zero turn riders are designed to with lap bar and steering wheel control, and four-wheel control to deliver unmatched handling and stability on hills.

The Cub Cadet RZT SX series zero turn riders have a steering wheel not typically found on most zero turns, but Cub Cadet incorporated the two hydrostatic steering pumps with linkage to the front steering wheels. The advantage of this is you get all the benefits of the zero turn rider such as the exceptional maneuverability when going around obstacles in your yard. The RZT SX zero turns with the steering wheel drive more like a conventional tractor so it’s very easy to operate, and more importantly it’s much better on hillsides.

One of the inherent problems with a lap bar machine that does not have any steering on the front is they tend to want to wander down a hill. These RZT SX mowers give you much better stability so if you have any hillside applications this might be a good option to look at.

The Cub Cadet RZT SX zero turn riders replaced the Cub Cadet RZT S series mowers. The mowers in the SX and S series are basically the same mechanical machine. With the SX models, however, Cub Cadet cleaned up the operator controls, cleaned up the foot pedals, and provided a cleaner design on the dash panel. Cub Cadet made LED headlights come standard on the RZT SX mowers.

Cub Cadet RZT SX zero turn riders have tilt steering which makes it very easy to get on the machine. The foot pedals on these mowers allow you to set the steering column to the desired height. These mowers drive more like a tractor. Use the foot pedal to control the mower’s speed. The more you push down on the pedal the faster you go. The reverse pedal is on the side of the drive pedal and there is a brake pedal on the mower in case you need to make a sudden stop.

The RZT SX models have cruise control. If you have a lot of straight open mowing, set the pedal, push the foot pedal down to set the cruise, and a quick tap on the pedal removes the cruise control. All your controls are off to your right. The height of cut is controlled with one lever and it’s clearly marked so you know what position your height of cut is at.

Cub Cadet RZT SX zero turn riders come standard with armrests for comfort. The RZT SX mowers are available in different size widths from 42 on up to 54 inch mowing widths. The Cub Cadet RZT SX 50 inch is powered by Cub Cadet’s EFI, electronic fuel injection, engine and is a Cub Cadet engine designed for their products. The EFI is an excellent option because the electronic fuel injection eliminates the need for a choke for starting and is also much better in cold weather starts. It gives you better fuel economy, more consistent power, and a higher torque curve than a conventional carburetor engine. It’s a great step up and you’ll start to see this engine on not only the RZT SX 50 but on many of the Cub Cadet lawn tractors as well.

You May Also Enjoy These Articles:

Buyer’s Guide to Cub Cadet Ultima Series Zero Turn Riders 

Buyer’s Guide to Cub Cadet RZT S Zero Turn Riders

Choosing the Best Riding Mower for Your Lawn

How to Level a Riding Lawn Mower Deck

How to Change the Deck Belt on a Riding Lawn Mower

Engine Maintenance Tips for Zero Turn Riders

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
5436 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 239-8200
info@weingartz.com

Connect With Us!

https://plus.google.com

https://www.facebook.com/WeingartzLawnToSnow

https://twitter.com/Weingartz

http://pinterest.com/MrWeingartz

 

Sign up for our electronic monthly newsletter for discounts and money-saving tips.

        Shop Parts - How to Change the Spark Plug on a Lawn Tractor    Shop Equipment

Lawn Mower Maintenance Checklist

Lawn Mower Maintenance Checklist

A well-maintained lawn mower can provide years of reliable operation. To maximize the life of your mower, follow these checklist items.

Before performing any maintenance on your lawn mower, refer to your operator’s manual as it lists the required maintenance, safety information, and instructions for your machine. Maintenance instructions vary by model, so depending on your lawn mower model our instructions may vary slightly.

Before inspecting or repairing your mower, make sure you shut off the engine and allow it to cool. Disconnect the spark plug wire to prevent accidental starting and tuck it out of the way so the wire doesn’t make contact with the spark plug.

Checklist tip #1 – Check nuts, screws and bolts

Tighten all nuts, screws and engine mounting bolts frequently. Over time, they become loose due to the motion of your lawn mower.

Checklist tip #2 – Check for leaks

Inspect the fuel line, tank, cap and fittings frequently.  Look for cracks or leaks, and replace if necessary.

Checklist tip #3 – Make sure mower blades are sharp

A sharp lawn mower blade is crucial to keeping your lawn well-groomed. To achieve a quality cut and healthy lawn, it is important to check your mower blades to ensure they are sharp and able to cut. When working with mower blades, use caution. Wrap them or wear gloves when touching or removing them.

Checklist tip #4 – Inspect blades for damage

You should periodically inspect your lawn mower blade for damage. Look for large chips or dents in the cutting edge that cannot be smoothed out. Inconsistencies in the blade can tear grass instead of delivering a clean cut.

Pay attention to the thickness of your lawn mower blade. Over time, sand, dirt, and other debris can erode the blade, causing the metal to weaken and become thin. If you notice this, replace the blade to avoid breakage during mowing.

Checklist tip #5 – Inspect mower if you suspect trouble

If you strike a foreign object while mowing, stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug to prevent accidental starting. Inspect your lawn mower for any damage caused by the object and make repairs before starting and operating your mower again.

Checklist tip #6 – Frequently check other components

Don’t neglect other mower components like discharge covers, grass catchers and trail shields because these are likely to wear and endure damage that could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For safe operation, replace damaged components immediately.

By following a lawn mower maintenance checklist, you can ensure your mower operates properly and efficiently for many years. For help with any maintenance, feel free to contact us and our expert technicians will performance the maintenance for you.

You May Also Enjoy These Articles:

Buyer’s Guide to Walk Behind Lawn Mowers

How to Clean a Lawn Mower Deck 

How to Change the Air Filter on a Walk Behind Lawn Mower

How to Change the Engine Oil in a Lawn Mower

How to Sharpen the Blade on Your Walk Behind Lawn Mower

How to Change the Spark Plug on a Walk Behind Lawn Mower

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz
46061 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI 48317
(586) 731-7240
info@weingartz.com

Connect With Us!

https://plus.google.com

https://www.facebook.com/WeingartzLawnToSnow

https://twitter.com/Weingartz

http://pinterest.com/MrWeingartz

Learn More About Brand Specific Lawn Mowers

Cub-Cadet-Lawn-Mowers-ButtonHonda-Lawn-Mowers-ButtonToro-Lawn-Mowers-button

Sign up for our electronic monthly newsletter for discounts and money-saving tips.

   Shop Parts - Lawn Mower Maintenance Checklist    Shop Equipment - Lawn Mower Maintenance Checklist

Buyer’s Guide to Honda Miimo

Buyer's Guide to Honda Miimo

Miimo is Honda’s intelligent robotic lawn mower. It automatically clips your lawn with unmatched precision, giving you a perfectly manicured and healthy lawn. The Honda Miimo uses a microcomputer, timer, and sensors to deliver automated and unattended grass cutting. If you want more free time to the things you enjoy, Honda Miimo may be the right lawn mower for you.

Yard Size

Here are two Honda Miimo models, Miimo HRM310 and Miimo HRM520. Depending on the size of your lawn you can choose the HRM310 which covers up to 0.37 acres or the HRM520 which covers up to 0.75 acres.

Cutting Blades

Both Honda Miimo models features three special cutting blades. The blades are durable and long lasting. They automatically switch between clockwise and counter-clockwise spinning, which decreases wear and increases the life span of the machine. If Miimo encounters a hard object, the blades swing back in the blade disc which reduces damage to the blades.

Cutting Pattern

Honda Miimo features three cutting patterns (Random, Directional, and Mixed ) for more effective performance on different lawn shapes and sizes.  The Random cutting pattern is recommended for large, open areas. With this option, Miimo turns 90 to 170 degrees, exits and continues cutting.

The Directional cutting pattern is recommended for narrow areas that are free of obstacles. Here, Miimo rotates 175 degrees, exits and continues cutting. The Mixed cutting pattern is recommended for large properties and complex lawn shaped. This mode offers 15 minutes of random cutting, 15 minutes of directional cutting, and another 15 minutes of random cutting.

Spiral cutting

When Miimo encounters a patch of long, thick grass, it automatically cuts in a spiral pattern which improves cut quality. Eventually Miimo changes back to normal cutting to continue mowing the rest of your yard.

The Honda Miimo is designed with advanced sensors and a floating cover that detect obstacles in your yard. If Miimo senses any contact with these objects, it immediately stops and changes direction. Miimo can mow on slopes as steep as 25 degrees and can navigate around trees, flower beds, swimming pools, ponds, and more. Miimo also senses when it is lifted or tilted, and stops its cutting blades automatically.

Cutting Heights

Miimo has easy to adjust cutting heights. The heights can be adjusted from 0.8 inches to 2.4 inches with the turn of a knob.

Mowing Conditions

Traditional mowers are used during the day for visibility, but Miimo can be programmed to mow your lawn day or night. Miimo can also mow in the rain, but it is not recommended for the finest cut quality. Miimo mows in conditions with temperatures between 41 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. To protect the battery, Miimo will not operate outside that temperature range.

The Honda Miimo has a seasonal timer that can be programmed to automatically adapt to the season and grass growth rate so Miimo cuts more or less often depending on the grass conditions.

Features

Anti-Theft Security – Honda Miimo is protected by a security PIN. If lifted, Miimo sounds an alarm and stops operation, and will only continue mowing when the owner enters their PIN.

Recharging System – Honda Miimo automatically returns to its docking station to recharge when it is running low on power.

Quiet Mowing – Honda Miimo is designed with a lithium-ion battery which is a quiet power source. This machine offers quiet operation. Quiet mode reduces noise even more, allowing you to mow at night without disturbing your neighbors.

Installation

Honda Miimo installation is a five step process. Miimo operates within a boundary wire, which is installed around the perimeter of your yard. Contact us for Miimo installation.

You May Also Enjoy These Articles:

Buyer’s Guide to Honda Generator EM6500SX

Buyer’s Guide to Honda Generator EM5000SX

How to Change the Air Filter in a Honda Generator

How to Change the Oil in a Honda Generator

Buyer’s Guide to a Portable Generator

Common Generator Mistakes

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
46061 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI 48317
(586) 731-7240
info@weingartz.com

Connect With Us!

https://plus.google.com

https://www.facebook.com/WeingartzLawnToSnow

https://twitter.com/Weingartz

http://pinterest.com/MrWeingartz

Sign up for our electronic monthly newsletter for discounts and money-saving tips.

    Shop Parts - Buyer's Guide to Honda Miimo    Shop Equipment - Buyer's Guide to Honda Miimo

Buyer’s Guide to Cub Cadet Wide Area Lawn Mowers

Buyer's Guide to Cub Cadet Wide Area Lawn Mowers

Cub Cadet Wide Area Lawn Mowers deliver professional-grade results for larger properties. Cub Cadet walk behind lawn mowers deliver flawless performance with the patented CycloCut™ System for a Cub Cadet Signature Cut® time after time. Here is a guide to help you decide if a wide area lawn mower is right for you.

Type of mower

Wide area lawn mowers are available in both recoil and electric start models.

Cutting Deck and Cutting Options

They come standard with a 33 inch twin blade mulching deck that cuts and re-cuts the clippings into very fine particles. These machines can be converted to a side discharge.

Features

The mower deck comes standard with Cub Cadet’s Smart Jet deck wash system that allows you to clean the deck after you cut by attaching a garden hose to the fitting. Mowers have 8 inch ball bearing caster wheels on the front that spin 360 degrees and 16 inch pneumatic tires on the back.

There are 5 different cutting heights. With one lever, you can adjust the cutting height from 1 inch all the way to 4 inches. Cub Cadet Mowers also have a 4 speed transmission with reverse.

Maintenance

Operate presence control allows you to stop the mower to release the blades without having to restart the engine. With a built-in, handy hour meter, Cub Cadet makes mower maintenance easy. Lastly, Cub Cadet Wide Area Lawn Mowers are backed by Cub Cadet’s 3 year residential warranty and is serviced at any Weingartz location.

Cub Cadet Lawn Mowers are a great defense against an unruly yard. With the right equipment in your arsenal, maintaining a neat looking yard is a breeze. However, there are multiple aspects to consider when buying a lawn mower, which is why our experts are here to help you, each step of the way.

You May Also Enjoy These Articles:

How to Change the Engine Oil in a Lawn Mower

How to Change the Air Filter in a Lawn Mower

Buyer’s Guide to Walk Behind Lawn Mowers

How to Replace a Cub Cadet Lawn Mower Blade

Toro Walk Behind Lawn Mower Front Wheel Replacement

8 Best Practices for Effective Mowing

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
39050 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
(248) 471-3050
info@weingartz.com

Connect With Us!

https://plus.google.com

https://www.facebook.com/WeingartzLawnToSnow

https://twitter.com/Weingartz

http://pinterest.com/MrWeingartz

Learn More About Brand Specific Lawn Mowers

Cub-Cadet-Lawn-Mowers-ButtonHonda-Lawn-Mowers-ButtonToro-Lawn-Mowers-button

Sign up for our electronic monthly newsletter for discounts and money-saving tips.

    Shop Parts - Buyer's Guide to Cub Cadet Wide Area Lawn Mowers    Shop Equipment - Buyer's Guide to Cub Cadet Wide Area Lawn Mowers

How to Level a Riding Lawn Mower Deck

How to Level a Riding Lawn Mower Deck

A level lawn mower deck is essential for a great looking lawn. If your mower deck is not completely leveled, you will notice your lawn has an uneven cut. The mower’s blades are attached to the deck so if the deck is uneven, the blades cutting the grass are uneven.  Pay attention to your lawn and avoid hitting things like rocks or pipes when mowing. These can cause an uneven mower deck and alter the way the blades cut.

Before performing any maintenance on your riding lawn mower, refer to your owner’s manual for maintenance and safety information. Maintenance instructions vary by model. Depending on your riding lawn mower model, our instructions may vary slightly so refer to your owner’s manual for more specific instructions.

Before you begin leveling your lawn mower deck follow these safety instructions:

  • Park your lawn mower on a hard, flat surface and shut the engine off
  • Set the parking brake – If the parking brake is not on, your machine can roll back, injuring you or others
  • Remove the ignition key to prevent accidental starting
  • Wear heavy leather gloves when working near mower blades

How to level the mower deck on a zero turn rider

To adjust the mower deck from side to side, make sure the tire pressure is set (refer to owner’s manual for appropriate tire pressure). Rotate the blade closest to the discharge chute, making it perpendicular to the lawn mower. Measure the distance from the right side of the right-hand blade tip to the ground, then measure the distance from the left side of the left-hand blade tip to the ground.

Loosen the hex bolt that secures the adjustment gear on the left deck hanger bracket. From there, raise or lower the left side of the deck by turning the adjustment gear.

Your riding lawn mower deck is properly leveled when both blade tip measurements taken earlier are equal.

Retighten the hex bolt once the proper deck adjustment is complete.

To adjust the mower deck from front to rear, make sure the tire pressure is set (refer to owner’s manual for appropriate tire pressure). Place the deck lift lever in one of the middle height positions.  Rotate the blade closest to the discharge chute, making it parallel to the lawn mower.

From there, measure the distance from the front of the blade tip to the ground, and then measure the distance from the rear of the blade tip to the ground.

Loosen the hex lock nut on the end of the front deck hanger rod, and raise or lower the front of the mower deck if necessary. If there is an additional jam nut keeping the lock nut in place, loosen that nut prior to adjusting the deck and retighten it after you make the adjustment.

How to level the mower deck on a tractor

To adjust your tractor deck from side to side, make sure the tire pressure is set (refer to owner’s manual for appropriate tire pressure). Rotate the blade closest to the discharge chute, making it perpendicular to the lawn mower. Then measure the distance from the right side of the right-hand blade tip to the ground, and the distance from the left side of the left-hand blade tip to the ground.

Loosen the jam that secures the adjustment nut on the rod under the rear fenders inside of each wheel. Raise or lower the sides of the tractor deck by turning the adjustment nuts. The deck is leveled when the blade tip measurements taken earlier are equal.

Retighten the jam nuts once the proper deck adjustment is complete.

To adjust your tractor deck from front to rear, make sure the tire pressure is set (refer to owner’s manual for appropriate tire pressure). Place the deck lift lever in one of the middle height positions.  Rotate the blade closest to the discharge chute, making it parallel to the lawn mower. From there, measure the distance from the front of the blade tip to the ground, and then measure the distance from the rear of the blade tip to the ground.

Loosen the hex lock nut on the end of the front deck hanger rod to raise or lower the front of the tractor deck. If there is an additional jam nut holding the lock nut in place, loosen the jam nut before adjusting the deck and retighten it after you make the adjustment.

You May Also Enjoy These Articles:

How to Change the Spark Plug on a Lawn Tractor

How to Install a Mulch Kit on a Tractor

How to Grease the Wheel Bearings on a Zero Turn Rider

How to Change the Engine Oil in a Riding Lawn Mower

Engine Maintenance Tips for Zero Turn Riders

How to Change the Deck Belt on a Riding Lawn Mower

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
5436 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 239-8200
info@weingartz.com

Connect With Us!

https://plus.google.com

https://www.facebook.com/WeingartzLawnToSnow

https://twitter.com/Weingartz

http://pinterest.com/MrWeingartz

Learn More About Brand Specific Lawn Mowers

John Deere Tractors Cub Cadet TractorsToro Zero Turn RidersExmark Zero Turn RidersCub Cadet Zero Turn Riders

Sign up for our electronic monthly newsletter for discounts and money-saving tips.

        Shop Parts - How to Level a Riding Lawn Mower Deck    Shop Equipment - How to Level a Riding Lawn Mower Deck

How to Change the Air Filter on a Walk Behind Lawn Mower

How to Change the Air Filter on a Walk Behind Lawn Mower

Your walk behind lawn mower is composed of multiple components that keep the machine functioning properly. The air filter provides proper air induction into the engine and allows the engine to run a lot cleaner. If you have a plugged air filter, the engine will want to run a lot richer, which will either suck dirt into the engine or have a problem where the machine won’t run correctly or run too rich. That being said, it’s important to replace the air filter regularly to keep you machine up and running all season long. Here’s how to change the air filter on a walk behind lawn mower.

Before performing any maintenance on your lawn mower, refer to your owner’s manual for maintenance instructions and safety information. Maintenance instructions vary by model, so depending on your lawn mower model our instructions may vary slightly.

Before changing the air filter on your mower, please abide by these safety precautions:

  • Shut off the lawn mower engine and allow it to cool
  • Disconnect the spark plug wire to prevent accidental starting and tuck it out of the way so the wire doesn’t make contact with the spark plug

To change the air filter on your walk behind lawn mower, remove the cover of the air filter. Unscrew the bolt holding the air filter casing on your machine to expose the air filter.

Pull up on the air filter to remove it. If you spot any dirt or debris on the top, clean it off because you don’t want anything falling into the carburetor, which can, in turn, be sucked inside the engine.

Install the new air filter. Refer to your owner’s manual for the approved type of manufacturer replacement parts needed. Push the new air filter down and replace the cover. Make sure the cover is free of any debris or any grass caught in the top.

Refasten the bolt until it is tight and then you can reconnect the spark plug ignition wire.

The longevity of your walk behind lawn mower depends on the care and maintenance you provide it. Changing the air filter on a regular basis will keep dust and debris out of the engine and keep your mower running efficiently.

You May Also Enjoy These Articles:

How to Change the Engine Oil in a Lawn Mower

Lawn Mower Troubleshooting Tips

Buyer’s Guide to Walk Behind Lawn Mowers

How to Replace a Cub Cadet 999ES Lawn Mower Blade

Toro Walk Behind Lawn Mower Front Wheel Replacement

8 Best Practices for Effective Mowing

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
46061 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI 48317
(586) 731-7240
info@weingartz.com

Connect With Us!

https://plus.google.com

https://www.facebook.com/WeingartzLawnToSnow

https://twitter.com/Weingartz

http://pinterest.com/MrWeingartz

Learn More About Brand Specific Lawn Mowers

Cub-Cadet-Lawn-Mowers-ButtonHonda-Lawn-Mowers-ButtonToro-Lawn-Mowers-button

Sign up for our electronic monthly newsletter for discounts and money-saving tips.

    Shop Parts - How to Change the Air Filter on a Walk Behind Lawn Mower    Shop Equipment - How to Change the Air Filter on a Walk Behind Lawn Mower

How to Change the Spark Plug on a Lawn Tractor

How to Change the Spark Plug on a Lawn Tractor

Spark plugs should be replaced at least once a year of after 100 hours of use. Spark plugs provide an ignition source for your machine’s engine to power your lawn tractor. When spark plugs go bad, mowing your lawn becomes a challenge. For example, faulty spark plugs make your tractor difficult to start or cause your engine to die out quickly. Change the spark plug on your lawn tractor regularly to keep your mower up and running throughout the whole season.

Before performing any maintenance on your lawn tractor, refer to your owner’s manual for maintenance instructions and safety information. Maintenance instructions vary by model, so depending on your lawn mower model our instructions may vary slightly.

Before changing the spark plug on your mower, please abide by these safety precautions:

  • Shut off the engine
  • Allow the engine to become cool to the touch
  • Disconnect the spark plug wire to prevent accidental starting

To carry out this task, you’ll need these tools:

  • 5/8 deep well socket
  • Wrench
  • Extension

To change the spark plug on your lawn tractor, locate the spark plug on the side of the engine. Some tractor models have single-cylinder engines (with one spark plug) while others have twin-cylinder engines (with 2 spark plugs). Use your socket to loosen the spark plug. Loosen it and grab the spark plug on the end, and give it a couple more turns.

Install the new spark plug. Replace the old spark plug with a manufacturer approved replacement part (refer to your owner’s manual). Hold the spark plug on the end and stick it into the proper hole on the tractor. Turn the spark plug to the left to make sure that it is starting to thread in properly, but turn it to the right to tighten it.

Tighten the spark plug by hand. By doing this, you can tell if the threads are going in correctly and won’t strip the threads out of the head of the engine. Tighten as much as you can and then put your socket back on the spark plug to tighten it all the way down. Give it an extra snug turn.

If you are working with a twin-cylinder engine, repeat the same steps to change the spark plug on the other side of the machine. Once the spark plugs have been changed, reconnect the spark plug wire.

You’ll notice your engine running less smoothly if it has a broken or fouled spark plug. To keep your lawn tractor running smoothly, replace the spark plug when the time is right. Feel free to bring your tractor to our experts and they will replace the spark plug in no time.

You May Also Enjoy These Articles:

How to Change the Spark Plug on a Lawn Mower

How to Install a Mulch Kit on a Tractor

How to Change the Air Filter on a Lawn Mower

How to Change the Engine Oil in a Lawn Mower

Engine Maintenance Tips for Zero Turn Riders

How to Change the Deck Belt on a Riding Lawn Mower

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
11875 Northland Dr.
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
(616) 696-2913
info@weingartz.com

Connect With Us!

https://plus.google.com

https://www.facebook.com/WeingartzLawnToSnow

https://twitter.com/Weingartz

http://pinterest.com/MrWeingartz

Learn More About Brand Specific Lawn Mowers

John Deere Tractors Cub Cadet Tractors

Sign up for our electronic monthly newsletter for discounts and money-saving tips.

        Shop Parts - How to Change the Spark Plug on a Lawn Tractor    Shop Equipment - How to Change the Spark Plug on a Lawn Tractor