4 things to do before you use your ride-on
CHECK the belt/s for wear, and that the idler pulley is holding the belt/s at the correct tension. •
CHECK blades, safety flaps and any attachments are secure, and nothing is loose. •
CHECK the engine has oil and the correct fuel in it. •
CHECK tyre pressure. A partlydeflated tyre will cause the deck to cut grass unevenly, or may scalp it. It will also damage the tyre. Turf tyres can be expensive, depending on the size and age of the mower.
Your ride-on mower’s manual should tell you the correct tyre pressure. It’s far lower than a car, usually around 10psi for rear tyres, and 12-14psi for front tyres. The recommended PSI is usually also written on the sidewall of the tyre.