There are different types of lawn mowers. Although some of them come prebuilt, one of them may require you to manually assemble some parts. These cheaper, DIY options are particularly great when it comes to saving money as they are normally cheaper than fully assembled options but provide the same quality. If you are confident in your skills, you can surely look for some disassembled options while buying your lawn mower.
On the other hand, if you realise that you do not have the necessary skills or do not have the necessary ideas or experience required to assemble your lawn mower, you may want to consult some professional who knows what he’s doing. Lawn mowers like zero turn mowers can be expensive and making incorrect settings can cause you your mower at the worst and a lot of extra hours with a ton of confusion at the least.
Either way, if you want an easy follow along tutorial about how to get your mower up and running, you have come to the right place. In this article, we are going to discuss how to assemble your mower and get it running.
Step 1: Consult the user manual.
Well this step shouldn’t come to you as some big surprise, right? All manufacturers have different designs and it is always better to follow specific instructions other than relying on general instructions. So take your time, and read the manual. It is likely that your manual will contain all the answers you are looking for. If you understand everything by reading the manual itself, you probably will not require this article at all. Your manual may have a whole set of instructions, pertaining to different aspects of the functioning of the mower, but we are only curious about the assembly part. So read that one and if you still have some confusion, continue to the next step.
Step 2: Unbox your mower.
This step could be a little tricky but once you have a fair idea of what to do, the rest should not be a big problem. Assuming your mower came in a box, the different parts that require assembly are probably packed separately inside the box. Some mowers may come with additional items that you may not require during the first assembly, so put them aside for now. Once you have a fair idea of what components to use, move on to the next step.
Step 3: Fix the handles.
One of the initial steps you can take towards assembling your mower is actually getting done with your push handles. They’re probably the easiest part to assemble and you should get it done first.
Step 4: Oiling
It is likely that your engine will come dry and unoiled. It is important to take care of oiling before you finish assembling your engine. To find what kind of oil your engine needs, we must consult the user manual. Using the wrong kind of oil can be troublesome and may end up wasting a lot of money in repairs later on.
Step 5: Power Up Your Mower
There are two types of mowers normally used. Electric and gas. Each of them have their own charging methods that you must follow to get the best out of the mower. Electric mowers may require you to fully charge your battery before using. Gas operated mowers obviously need gas. Once these things are out of the way, you can proceed to the next step.
Step 6: Make the Adjustments
Once you are done with the overall technical setup it is now time to fine tune your preferences. Et the wheels up and adjust the deck height of your mower. ALthough, this isn’t something you can’t change later, having set the cutting height improperly at the initial stage may cause some issues that you may not want. So take some time and make sure your mower deck is properly set and at a good height from the ground before you move onto the next step.
Step 7: Starting It Up.
Once you are done with everything else, you can now give your mower a test run to check if everything works well. The first start may be a bit slow but it will work just fine later, so don’t worry. Let the engine run for a while before you actually get to mowing. All of these steps are taken care of, you are good to go and your mower is ready to use.
In this article, we have discussed the various steps which you need to follow to set up and get your lawn mower running. Although we again recommend that you consult a professional if you are unsure about anything, we still hope this article helped you get a basic overview of the whole process.