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A Landscaper’s Guide to Preparing for Spring

With spring underway, it’s time to take your equipment out of hibernation and get ready for a new season. Ensuring your machines are clean and in good working condition is the key to maximizing efficiency and reducing downtime.

Check out this guide to getting your equipment in tip top shape for spring.

Clean Your Equipment

Before using your equipment, take some time to give it a proper cleaning. Removing old grime will make it easier to:

  • Look for corrosion and rust
  • Check for scratches, chips, and dents
  • Inspect for loose or missing parts

Once clean, take the time to make necessary repairs to get your equipment ready to go.

Tune Up Your Equipment

Whether it’s routine maintenance or a major repair, properly caring for your equipment will help reduce downtime when the season’s in full swing.

Make sure you:

  • Check nuts, bolts, and belts to tighten and replace them as necessary
  • Look for loose, worn, or defective parts
  • Inspect tires for pressure and tread wear

Remember to always check your owner’s manual before performing any maintenance. Keep track of the service you perform in a logbook so you’ll know exactly what work you have done on each machine.

Ensure You Have the Right Parts On Hand

Having the right parts available will help minimize downtime when maintenance needs come up. Make sure you:

  • Be proactive and track which parts you use most often
  • Regularly review your inventory of spare parts
  • Establish and maintain a minimum stocking level

Evaluate the Equipment You Have

Take the time now to examine your equipment and your business to ensure you have all the resources you’ll need.

If you have any aged equipment or are anticipating business growth, you might want to consider adding new machines to your fleet. Work with a reputable dealer to help you determine which equipment will best meet your needs.

Kooy Brothers has been serving landscapers since 1985. Let us help you find the right equipment to get the job done. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.

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