How To Store The Trimmer In Winter

How to store your trimmer correctly? How to store your trimmer correctly? With a trimmer, you need to be able not only to handle it correctly, but also to store it correctly. Often, the owners of garden tools, without thinking about the properties of benzo or

How to store your trimmer correctly?

With a trimmer, you need to be able not only to handle it correctly, but also to store it correctly. Often, the owners of garden tools, without thinking about the properties of petrol or electric scythes, simply throw the tool into the pantry and lock it. Under these conditions, there is a chance that the trimmer will break. Let’s figure out how to store the trimmer correctly.

Preparing the trimmer for storage.

If you put the trimmer in the closet at the dacha for a week, this is one thing, but preparing the tool for wintering in a garden house is quite another. Before long-term storage, all wires are checked at the electric trimmer, and all gasoline and oil are drained from the benzotrimmer. However, some, on the contrary, do not advise doing this, in order to avoid drying out the gaskets in the mechanism. In our opinion, gasoline should still be drained both from the engine and from the carburetor, because after 2-3 weeks a sediment may form in the liquid, and this will lead to damage to the brushcutter mechanism.

Where to store?

The best storage place will be a dry aboveground storage room or a loggia glazed with plastic. But any place away from open fire, isolated from large temperature changes, with normal humidity, is also suitable. If there are no options, and the humidity in the room is high, it is worth imposing moisture absorbers on the trimmer. This will save the device from freezing and icing. If you notice that the trimmer is frozen, it is worth moving it to another location, such as a closet in a heated room. However, not every gas meter will fit in a wardrobe; rather, this applies to small portable and foldable electric braids. Therefore, the petrol trimmer can be easily moved to the garage.

What happens if the storage conditions are violated?

Usually, all storage conditions for the device are indicated in its instructions. Therefore, you need to read it carefully, and not throw it straight into the trash can. If, for example, the electric trimmer is stored in frost, it may freeze up, and during defrosting, the contacts will short-circuit due to accumulated moisture. Such a breakdown is difficult to fix even at a service center. The metal parts of any trimmer can rust due to moisture and will need to be replaced or even bought a new trimmer.

If the petrol trimmer is stored near a stove, which is often heated, there may be an explosion of residual gasoline vapors if a spark hits, or a fire. Here, not only the trimmer, but also the entire garden house or cottage can suffer. After all the options for storage locations have been considered, and the most suitable one has been selected, a natural question arises.

In what packaging should the trimmer be stored?

Better, of course, in the factory. If there is foam inside, then you are very lucky, it absorbs water. It is not worth storing the trimmer in plastic wrap; it causes condensation to accumulate. In the event that the original packaging is irretrievably lost, you can store the trimmer in a suitable size box made of cardboard, plywood or boards. You can wrap the instrument in a breathable fabric such as natural fibers. You also need to transport the trimmer in its packaging.

How to transport the trimmer correctly?

We have already mentioned the packaging. If the trimmer is foldable, fold it down. Before transporting the carburetor and the petrol trimmer motor, you need to drain the gasoline and oil in the trunk. Check the electric trimmer for a static charge of electricity, if you feel a slight electric shock when touched, you should not put the electric trimmer on the first seat of the car.

And finally, useful advice: if you have already purchased an expensive device and do not want to waste your money, buying a new trimmer every year, please follow all storage and safety rules.

Electric lawn mower

Before cleaning the unit for the winter, check the integrity of all contacts and inspect them for oxidation and rust. The rest of the electric motor does not require any special conservation measures. Recharge the battery for the winter, clean the body, deck and blades of grass and sharpen if necessary.

Petrol trimmer

Petrol trimmers are powerful and compact devices for cutting grass. Proper storage is one of the components of their long and trouble-free operation.

  • Find an appropriate storage space. It should be a dry room with normal humidity, isolated from sources of bright light and open fire. You cannot let the trimmer freeze, it is better to overlay it with moisture absorbers (for example, an old blanket);
  • Drain all the fuel mixture (gasoline and oil) and let the device idle until it stalls;
  • Remove grass residues between the blades and stationary trimmer parts and from the blades. Do not be lazy and carefully inspect the case for the presence of organic matter;
  • Unscrew and inspect the spark plug. The normal color of the electrodes is reddish; if they are covered with carbon deposits, they should be cleaned or replaced;
  • Remove the metal cutting knife and clean it from dirt. Check the integrity of the knife; if cracks or chips appear on it, replace this part. Store dry and cleaned blade separately;
  • If a trimmer line (line) is installed on the trimmer, remove it and put it in fresh water all winter. So it will retain its original flexibility, withstand tension and last longer;
  • Keep the brushcutter suspended. If the steering wheel gets in the way, turn it the other way or unscrew it.
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Have electric trimmer before winter storage, check the integrity of the wires, insulation and contacts. Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations and do not expose the trimmer to frost. The resulting condensation can damage the contacts and other elements of the device.

How To Store The Trimmer In Winter

How to store a chainsaw in winter

This is perhaps one of the few tools for which there is work even in the cold season. True, the operating temperature range of a chainsaw is usually small due to the fact that it contains non-frost-resistant parts, gasoline and oil. If the manufacturer guarantees the operation of the tool at a temperature of 10C, this is a very good indicator, and such a saw can be used almost all year round. If you leave the summer cottage for a long time, then take care of proper conservation.

The “heart” of any chainsaw is a single-cylinder two-stroke carburetor engine. Another important element is the chain. It is the care of these two elements that most of the recommendations for conservation are devoted to:

  • First, drain the remaining fuel from the tank, carburetor and chain oil. To fully use up fuel, you can run the chainsaw idle and wait until the gasoline runs out. After that, wipe the gas tank dry to prevent it from rusting. This is an option for long-term conservation, at least 3 months. But there is also a second option for those who cut down the forest or carry out other work in winter. In this case, it is advised to fill the tank with high-quality gasoline to the brim and leave it for storage in this state. If you urgently need to cut a tree perfectly, you have a completely ready-made equipment at your fingertips. But remember, gasoline, which after 2-3 frosty winter weeks will begin to resemble jelly in consistency, can damage even a first-class engine;
  • Using a wire dipstick or a homemade nozzle, remove the filter tips from the fuel and oil tanks. Wash them and reinstall them after drying or, if necessary, replace them with new ones. Do the same with the air filter;
  • Remove the saw chain and bar and clean them of sawdust, wood dust and dirt;
  • Remove the clutch cover, rinse it thoroughly under running warm water and let dry. Lubricate the worm gear and the side chain tensioning screw;
  • Remove the spark plug and clean it from carbon deposits and fuel residues. Pour 5-7 ml of engine oil into the spark plug hole and turn the engine crankshaft 3-4 turns so that the oil is distributed over the connecting rod mechanisms and the cylinder-piston group. Leave the piston at the top point (raised). After that, reinstall the spark plug, but do not put on the ignition terminal;
  • Cover the bar and chain with protective grease and store wrapped in a piece of paper or cloth soaked in oil;
  • Pack the tool and store the removed parts in a dry, dark and dust-free place.

Crank the crankshaft about once a month to re-grease the connecting rods and piston cylinders.

If you have electric saw, then all you need to preserve is to lubricate the bar and chain with protective lubricant.

How to store your trimmer in winter

With a trimmer, you need to be able not only to handle it correctly, but also to store it correctly. Often, benzo or electric scythes are simply thrown into the barn, where they lie until spring. This kind of negligence can be costly.

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Before you put your garden equipment for winter storage, you need to carefully prepare it and preserve it. The more complex the device, the more attention it will require. We have compiled an optimal conservation work algorithm for you.

At the end of the season, “heavy” garden equipment is sent for storage until next spring. Often she is simply driven into a shed or closed in the house, lightly wiped with a rag. If you have not prepared the equipment for wintering, it may not start in spring, because being idle in conditions of changing temperatures and humidity regimes is a serious test for mechanisms. To a greater extent, this applies to the gasoline tool, it must be handled with particular care. And although the operating manual usually gives comprehensive recommendations, we recall the basic rules for storing garden equipment.

Petrol trimmer

Petrol trimmers are powerful and compact devices for cutting grass. Proper storage is one of the components of their long and trouble-free operation.

  • Find an appropriate storage space. It should be a dry room with normal humidity, isolated from sources of bright light and open fire. You cannot let the trimmer freeze, it is better to overlay it with moisture absorbers (for example, an old blanket);
  • Drain all the fuel mixture (gasoline and oil) and let the device idle until it stalls;
  • Remove grass residues between the blades and stationary trimmer parts and from the blades. Do not be lazy and carefully inspect the case for the presence of organic matter;
  • Unscrew and inspect the spark plug. The normal color of the electrodes is reddish; if they are covered with carbon deposits, they should be cleaned or replaced;
  • Remove the metal cutting knife and clean it from dirt. Check the integrity of the knife; if cracks or chips appear on it, replace this part. Store dry and cleaned blade separately;
  • If a trimmer line (line) is installed on the trimmer, remove it and put it in fresh water all winter. So it will retain its original flexibility, withstand tension and last longer;
  • Keep the brushcutter suspended. If the steering wheel gets in the way, turn it the other way or unscrew it.
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Have electric trimmer before winter storage, check the integrity of the wires, insulation and contacts. Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations and do not expose the trimmer to frost. The resulting condensation can damage the contacts and other elements of the device.

How to store garden equipment in winter (infographic)

Before you put your garden equipment for winter storage, you need to carefully prepare it and preserve it. The more complex the device, the more attention it will require. We have compiled an optimal conservation work algorithm for you.

At the end of the season, “heavy” garden equipment is sent for storage until next spring. Often she is simply driven into a shed or closed in the house, lightly wiped with a rag. If you have not prepared the equipment for wintering, it may not start in spring, because being idle in conditions of changing temperatures and humidity regimes is a serious test for mechanisms. To a greater extent, this applies to the gasoline tool, it must be handled with particular care. And although the operating manual usually gives comprehensive recommendations, we recall the basic rules for storing garden equipment.

How to store your lawn mower in winter

This unit goes on “well-deserved rest” in the fall, and is removed towards the end of spring. Due to such a long “downtime”, the requirements for the maintenance of lawn mowers are very high.

Gasoline Lawn Mower

In a gasoline lawn mower, the main elements are the engine and cutting parts. They should be given maximum attention:

  • The first condition for proper storage is a room with a humidity of no more than 70%, as well as the absence of sudden temperature changes that increase humidity;
  • If you have worked with the mower for a long time, grass particles, and with them moisture, could get on the inside of the device. Therefore, be sure to wash, clean and dry knives and other parts within reach. Remove grass residues from body, exhaust pipe, engine cooling radiators, etc.;
  • Opinions were divided on fuel. Some summer residents drain its remains and wipe the gas tank dry so that condensation does not form during the winter. The other half, on the other hand, fills the tank to the brim and leaves it like this for the winter. However, in this case, low-quality gasoline can leave sediment, which will make it difficult to start the engine in the spring. It is still easier to remove the remaining liquid from the carburetor than to clean it from plaque and sediment, so we recommend the first option;
  • Inspect the cutting knife for repair and sharpening. In any case, remove and sharpen it for the winter. If necessary, contact a specialist;
  • The oil level must comply with the recommendations of the operating instructions (for 4-stroke engines);
  • Store the mower so that its wheels are not in contact with the floor, either suspended or on stands.

Electric lawn mower

Before cleaning the unit for the winter, check the integrity of all contacts and inspect them for oxidation and rust. The rest of the electric motor does not require any special conservation measures. Recharge the battery for the winter, clean the body, deck and blades of grass and sharpen if necessary.

General rules for preservation of equipment

Any tool, regardless of its type and purpose, must be washed, dried and inspected for wear and tear before storing it. There is nothing worse than moisture trapped in moving or vulnerable parts and mechanisms. Freezing in an unheated room, it turns into ice and damages system elements. For fire safety reasons, it is also advisable to drain the gasoline from the gas tank.

When storing, fold the equipment as indicated in the instruction manual

Cutting parts (such as lawn mower blades) should be sharpened and joints should be cleaned of dust and dirt and greased. Check the condition of the fasteners and the power cord of the power tool, if necessary replace them without leaving until spring. Next, we will consider each type of equipment and the requirements for its conservation in more detail.

This is perhaps one of the few tools for which there is work even in the cold season. True, the operating temperature range of a chainsaw is usually small due to the fact that it contains non-frost-resistant parts, gasoline and oil. If the manufacturer guarantees the operation of the tool at a temperature of 10C, this is a very good indicator, and such a saw can be used almost all year round. If you leave the summer cottage for a long time, then take care of proper conservation.

The “heart” of any chainsaw is a single-cylinder two-stroke carburetor engine. Another important element is the chain. It is the care of these two elements that most of the recommendations for conservation are devoted to:

  • First, drain the remaining fuel from the tank, carburetor and chain oil. To fully use up fuel, you can run the chainsaw idle and wait until the gasoline runs out. After that, wipe the gas tank dry to prevent it from rusting. This is an option for long-term conservation, at least 3 months. But there is also a second option for those who cut down the forest or carry out other work in winter. In this case, it is advised to fill the tank with high-quality gasoline to the brim and leave it for storage in this state. If you urgently need to cut a tree perfectly, you have a completely ready-made equipment at your fingertips. But remember, gasoline, which after 2-3 frosty winter weeks will begin to resemble jelly in consistency, can damage even a first-class engine;
  • Using a wire dipstick or a homemade nozzle, remove the filter tips from the fuel and oil tanks. Wash them and reinstall them after drying or, if necessary, replace them with new ones. Do the same with the air filter;
  • Remove the saw chain and bar and clean them of sawdust, wood dust and dirt;
  • Remove the clutch cover, rinse it thoroughly under running warm water and let dry. Lubricate the worm gear and the side chain tensioning screw;
  • Remove the spark plug and clean it from carbon deposits and fuel residues. Pour 5-7 ml of engine oil into the spark plug hole and turn the engine crankshaft 3-4 turns so that the oil is distributed over the connecting rod mechanisms and the cylinder-piston group. Leave the piston at the top point (raised). After that, reinstall the spark plug, but do not put on the ignition terminal;
  • Cover the bar and chain with protective grease and store wrapped in a piece of paper or cloth soaked in oil;
  • Pack the tool and store the removed parts in a dry, dark and dust-free place.
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Crank the crankshaft about once a month to re-grease the connecting rods and piston cylinders.

If you have electric saw, then all you need to preserve is to lubricate the bar and chain with protective lubricant.

Preservation of petrol cutters, carburetor treatment and air filter cleaning.

  1. Remove the air filter cover and the filter itself with a metal mesh, if such is provided for by the design of garden equipment.
  2. We open the throttle valve.
  3. We inject the anti-corrosion agent into the carburetor.
  4. We wash and dry the air filter. We install it in place.

Do I need to prepare gasoline garden equipment for the winter period?

This question is controversial in many aspects. A considerable number of gardeners are of the opinion that branded gardening equipment, when using high-quality fuels and lubricants, does not require preparation for winter storage at all. And in the spring, after refilling and pumping gasoline or fuel mixture, it will continue its work without any problems.

At the same time, the storage conditions for garden equipment are completely different for everyone. Someone can afford to store it in a warm room, while for someone it will lie all winter in a humid and frosty barn. And the concept of high-quality fuels and lubricants is rather vague here.

My opinion is that if you can avoid moisture loss (dew) when storing a gasoline engine, then preservation of cylinders and elements of garden equipment for the winter is not necessary. It will be enough to simply drain and develop the remaining gasoline or fuel mixture. The appearance of moisture can be avoided in several ways: store the engine at room temperature, or provide high-quality thermal insulation for the engine, for example, store it in a tight box lined with mineral wool from the inside.

Storage of petrol cutters in winter goals and objectives.

Proper storage of petrol cutters in winter consists of several preparatory steps. The main one: preparing the brushcutter engine for long-term storage in winter. It will prevent the rings from being pressed in the piston, relieve the consequences of oil hardening, moisture condensation on the internal parts of the engine, followed by corrosion.

Drain off gasoline or fuel mixture.

  1. We clean the petrol scythe from dirt.
  2. Drain the gasoline or fuel mixture from the garden equipment and tighten the gas cap. I do not recommend, in the future, to use the drained mixture as fuel for equipment. How long can you store the fuel mixture for two-stroke engines read here.
  3. We start the petrol cutter and wait until the remains of gasoline in the carburetor, primer and fuel line are depleted at idle speed. There are few residues and the gardening equipment will not work for a long time. Before stopping, the engine will slightly increase the speed, due to the depletion of the fuel mixture.

Preservation of brushcutters treatment of engine cylinders.

  1. We remove the candlestick.
  2. We unscrew the candle. We check the clearance and its general condition.
  3. Using a syringe, spray 2-2.5 ml of oil through the candle hole in the cylinder cavity, which is intended for making the fuel mixture for your garden equipment. You can use any anti-scale, anti-corrosive agent, ideally a specialized agent for the internal preservation of a motor vehicle engine.
  4. With the help of the recoil starter, with the ignition off, turn the piston several times.
  5. We twist the candle.
  6. Putting on the candlestick.

Attention. If you accidentally poured oil, and in the spring your garden equipment will not want to start. Unscrew and degrease the candle first.

Storage of petrol cutters in winter. Preservation of brushcutters, benzotrimmer

Modern gardening equipment is a reliable assistant to the gardener and summer resident, allowing you to take care of the garden or summer cottage effectively, with the least stress and saving time. At the same time, it can let us down at the most inopportune moment, in the spring, when the hot days begin for preparation, planting of planting material, gardening chores, and the spring grass grows quickly and violently. This can be blamed as wrong storage of petrol cutters in winter, and not completely completed conservation of the benzotrimmer, for long-term storage. Consider general tips for preserving petrol cutters, brushcutters, petrol trimmers for winter storage. These recommendations will be valid for preparation for long-term storage of any gasoline garden equipment.

Preparing the cutting knife of gardening equipment for long-term storage.

  1. We remove the knife.
  2. We clean it from dirt.
  3. We treat it and the seats with an anti-corrosion agent. To save money, you can use any inexpensive machine oil, incl. And working off.

Preparing the mowing reel with line for winter storage.

  1. Removing the mowing head from the garden equipment.
  2. We disassemble and clean the remains of grass and dirt.
  3. We unwind the fishing line from the reel.
  4. We store the line in a damp place to avoid drying out and brittleness. For example, wrap in a bag with added water.

Council. If the mowing line is still hardened and brittle in the spring, place it in water for several hours. It will partially restore its properties.

If you have time, do not put off lubricating the gearbox for the future.

Proper storage of the petrol brush during long downtime, and even more so in the winter, preservation of its engine and cutting tools will ensure its smooth operation next season. In addition, they will save a lot of nerves and money, which, as you know, cannot be too much.