Crown Power and Equipment in Jefferson City, MO offers a full line up of Cub Cadet snowblowers. With winter here, it’s important to have your machine in top running order ready to take on the harsh conditions. Whether you’re ready to take a look at new Cub Cadet snowblowers for have yours serviced, stop by or call us today.
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There’s nothing more frustrating than taking your snowblower from the garage only to realize it doesn’t work. If you live in Jefferson City MO, you should always be prepared for snowstorms and cold. That being said, Cub Cadet snowblowers require annual maintenance to ensure they remain powerful and efficient. Here are key maintenance guidelines before and after major winter events:
Lubrication of the auger shaft
The auger shaft requires lubrication at least once a year to ensure efficiency during routine work. First, you should remove the shear pins and spray a mild lubricant in the openings. Secondly, spray some oil around the spacers, bushings, and any flange bearings located in the auger shaft. Once the lubrication is complete, make sure you replace the shear pins.
Lubricate the wheel bearings
Lubricate the wheels at least once per season, especially after an extended period of storage. It’s also important that you apply a light coating of grease to the axles that attach to the wheel. This reduces wear and friction which can save long-term expenses. Only use lithium-based grease.
Check and replace oil
The oil of a snowblower should be replaced once a season. Fresh oil is gold in color but usually darkens as it ages. Before you replace the oil, check the user’s manual for proper viscosity of oil during the cold temperatures. This will vary from one model to the other.
Replace skid shoes and shave plate
Skid shoes and shave plates get worn out after repeated exposure to topsoil and ice. They should be checked once a season to ensure there is no excessive wear. These parts are essential if you want to perform efficient snow blowing. Worn skid shoes are easy to detect. Just rotate them at 180 degrees and they’ll reveal the cracks and other lines. That way, you can easily decide whether the parts can be used for the rest of the season or replaced entirely.
Filling the fuel tank with fresh gasoline
The truth is, gasoline gets `stale’ over time and can leave harmful deposits in your fuel system. At the end of the winter season, it’s prudent that you run the engine out of fuel. Only buy gasoline that you intend to use within 30 days. If you want it to last longer, add fuel stabilizer- you can be sure it will last for 4-6 months. It’s also a good idea to buy the gasoline during the winter period because it’s always re-blended to suit the season.
Other basic maintenance tips include:
- Checking the tire pressure
- Installing new spark plug
- Replacing the air filters
- Inspect belts and replace them if necessary
Cub Cadet snowblowers require regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly through blustery winter storms. Crown Power has the parts and service you need. To ensure your equipment is ready for the winter season, start and let it run for a few minutes.
In the Jefferson City MO area, Crown Power and Equipment is your most efficient and reliable local dealer for repair and maintenance of Cub Cadet snowblowers.
Visit Crown Power and Equipment today or call us at:
(573) 636-5281 for Cub Cadet snowblowers in Jefferson City MO