Friday, April 02, 2004

Lawn care: prepare yourself and your trimmer

(NC)—Your trimmer can be an invaluable tool in keeping your lawn looking great. Taking a few simple steps to prepare yourself and your trimmer will pay off with safe, efficient, first-rate performance.

Begin by making sure you are properly attired to begin yard work. Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect your arms and legs from scrapes and scratches. Proper footwear is necessary: shoes that cover the entire foot – preferably boots – with adequate tread.

Safety accessories including eye and ear protection significantly reduce risks of injury and should be worn during operation. Finally, a sturdy pair of work gloves will protect your hands and help keep a firm grip on the trimmer.

"Routine seasonal maintenance is the best way to maximize the performance of your trimmer," said Mark Michaels, product manager for Husqvarna. "By keeping it in good working order, you'll enjoy extended product life, dependability, and added value from your investment."

Consult your owner's manual for specific directions on product care and maintenance. Also, know that your servicing dealer is always prepared to perform routine and warranty service. An experienced service technician is your best resource to meet your maintenance needs, but some simple steps can keep thing running smoothly.

Michaels offers these tips for preparing gas–powered trimmers:

• Clean or replace spark plugs every season.

• Use high-quality two-cycle engine oil – lower grade oil does not provide sufficient protection. Use fuel with a minimum octane rating of 90.

• Clean the outside of the trimmer and make sure all nuts and screws are tight.

• Check the air filter, and change if necessary.

• Check all cables for operation and damage and replace if necessary.

The old saying is correct: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Taking a few preparatory steps can keep you operating safely while saving you time, money and effort in the long run.

For more information, visit www.husqvarna.com, or call 1-800-HUSKY-62 to locate a dealer near you.

- News Canada

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