I’ve had a blade strike, what do I do?

A blade strike is where the user has inadvertently caused the machine to run over an object other than grass. We can provide advice and support. Most of our lawnmowers use a blade adapter that connects the blade to the drive shaft. In the event of the blade encountering an immovable object like a stone, […]

How should I store my mower over winter?

Most of us will make our last cut of the season during late October or early November. After you have finished using your machine for the last time we recommend you have the machine serviced before it is stored away for the winter. Servicing your machine after use will prolong the life of the equipment, will make […]

How do I check and change my oil?

When you pour fresh oil into the crankcase, it should be a golden or amber colour. Gradually, the heat, dirt particles and agitated air in the crankcase cause the oil to darken. Dark oil is not only dirty; it has also lost much of its ability to coat and protect engine components. Remove the dipstick […]

There’s fuel leaking through my air filter.

The common cause of fuel leaking around air filters is due to carburettor issues. Your carburettor float is designed to maintain pressure inside the carburettor by closing off the system at a certain fuel level, the fuel float can become stuck, resulting in fuel escaping from the carburettor into the vent tube & air filter […]

Why does my engine “Pop” or “backfire”?

This is often the result of an engine pumping too much fuel through the chamber, any unburnt fuel is pushed out with the exhaust stroke and the hot exhaust can instigate a small after ignition of the fuel. An afterfire occurs after the engine has been shut off.  Backfire and afterfire through the carburettor will […]

There’s smoke coming from my engine!

This might look a little scary, but it’s usually not serious. Your lawn mower’s engine can smoke if your oil tank is overfilled, or if oil leaked into the exhaust muffler when you tilted your mower to the side. It’s simply burning off while the engine is hot. But if you’re seeing heavy black smoke, […]