Servicing brushcutters, line trimmers and blowers

Do you ever find yourself "googling" your brush cutter, trying to work out why it won’t start?

Don’t worry, it can happen to the best of us. But, it can also mean that the equipment is in need of some TLC.

If you’re one of those gardeners that never finds time to clean and store their equipment after use, then it’s likely your brush cutter won’t perform at its best, and this emphasises the need for regular maintenance and servicing.

Jobs like cleaning the fuel tank, fuel filter, carburetor and fuel pipe, should be performed by the professional service team at Sunshine Coast Mowers, especially if you’re having trouble getting the equipment to start.

However, easy maintenance and cleaning should be a job every gardener applies themselves to after every use.

Use a damp cloth or rag to wipe down any turn on the casing, making sure you are careful not to wet the switch and engine. You can also use a soft brush to remove dirt and debris from the ventilation holes, which will prevent the engine from overheating.

Before use, run through a this following checklist to make sure your brush cutter is in perfect working order.

Make sure the throttle trigger lock and the throttle function correction from a safety point of view
  • Check that the handle and handlebar are undamaged and secured correctly
  • Check that the stop switch is working
  • Check that the cutting attachment does not rotate or idle
  • Check the air filter is clean and undamaged
  • Check that the guard is undamaged and not cracked
  • Check any nuts and screws are tight
  • Check the starter and starter cord
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As for leaf blowers, the air filter, fan and vents are the two things you need to check before use.

Whenever you use your leaf blower, take some time to inspect and wipe these parts, as they most likely to accumulate dust and debris.

If you notice dirt or dust covering your leaf blower’s exterior, wipe the casing and handle with mild soap and water. And finally, every week, check that the throttle or trigger still works, even when you’re not actively using your blower.