Top Tips for Mower Performance (Plus a Secret Ingredient!)

OUR SECRETS TO ENHANCING YOUR ZERO-TURN’S PERFORMANCE THIS SUMMER

OUR SECRETS TO ENHANCING YOUR ZERO-TURN’S PERFORMANCE THIS SUMMER

At the peak of summer heat, it gets harder and harder to achieve the same impressive cut in your yard. Luckily for you, a Bobcat® zero-turn mower has the potential to beat out the competition and tackle the worst weather conditions. We’re sharing Bobcat of Houston’s secrets to keeping your efficiency high all summer long!

1. CLEAN DIRT AND CUTTINGS OFF THE DECK

1. CLEAN DIRT AND CUTTINGS OFF THE DECK

Your job isn’t done even if you have the best striping in the neighborhood. Cleaning grass, dirt, and other contaminants from your Bobcat zero-turn mower ensures that every mow looks just as good as this one.

A clean mower deck protects your machine from dangerous rust and build-up, guaranteeing proper grass dispersal and a good clean cut. Talk to one of Bobcat of Houston’s experts for more tips and tricks on how to make your mower look brand new!

2. MAKE SURE TIRES ARE PROPERLY INFLATED

2. MAKE SURE TIRES ARE PROPERLY INFLATED

You wouldn’t let your car tires deflate over months or years. Whether you use it every day or once every couple weeks, it’s the same with your mower.

Properly inflating your tires to the correct PSI can help you avoid a costly all-stop to efficiency. Before inspecting your tires, confirm your machine’s unique PSI requirements by checking the operator’s manual.

3. CHECK SPARK PLUGS FOR DAMAGE

3. CHECK SPARK PLUGS FOR DAMAGE

At first glance, your Bobcat zero-turn mower’s spark plug can seem like a simple device, but it performs an important role in the operation of your machine. A spark plug produces enough electricity to ignite the combination of air and fuel within the engine; therefore, when your machine’s spark plugs are frayed and worn, your mower’s engine will not run in peak performance.

Here’s an exclusive tip from the pros! When your mower’s engine runs hot for long periods of time during the summer, the upper electrode will begin to deteriorate. Instead of re-gapping a plug with a worn-out electrode, we suggest buying a new spark plug for your machine. Contact our Parts department to order a new spark plug today!

4. INSPECT AND REPLACE THE AIR FILTER

4. INSPECT AND REPLACE THE AIR FILTER

Are you regularly stalling out on your Bobcat mower? It may be time to replace your air filter.

If your air filter is dirty, you might start to see engine overheating, increased fuel consumption, and decreased power from your mower, which is why we suggest replacing any dirty air filters. At Bobcat of Houston, our Parts department ensures that buying replacement air filters is easy, fast, and good for your budget.

OUR SECRET INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS: RAISE YOUR DECK!

OUR SECRET INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS: RAISE YOUR DECK!

You’ve followed all our tips and tricks for maintenance on your zero-turn mower, but can you achieve that edge on the competition and push your machine to its top performance? Of course you can!

As your grass gets hotter and dryer at the peak of the summer, cutting it too short can create patches of white or brown in your lawn. By raising your mower deck to the recommended length for your grass type (usually around 3.5 to 4 inches), you walk away from July and August landscaping jobs proud to show off the Bobcat difference.

Contact Bobcat of Houston’s Service experts today to enhance your mower’s performance!

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