The Jenkins Service!October 5th 2021
Garden machinery is an investment which needs to be taken care of to ensure you get the most years as possible from the machine. We offer a Garden machinery service that we pride ourselves on. That’s why we strive to ensure that your machine is looked at thoroughly by our expert maintenance team. Here we will talk about how we service machines and why we are highly praised for our service. Once your machine has been looked at we’ll then call you
Depending on what machine we’re servicing depends on the procedure. A ride on mower will have more checks than a strimmer. We’ll use a walk behind lawn mower as an example of what you can expect when you bring your machinery in.
The Jenkins garden machinery service
Change oil – your mower needs oil like we need water. It lubricates the moving parts of the engine, prevents overheating and keeps it happy. We’ll perform a full oil change. This ensures that you are topped up and ready to go come cutting season again!
Replace Spark Plugs – We will replace your spark plugs as these are common problem for mowers not starting! We’ll save you the hassle and do this in the service.
Air filter – All air filters will be cleaned or replaced, depending on the condition. Another important component to prevent dirt and debris from entering the engine and causing permanent damage.
Recoil Rope – Nothing is worse than the feeling of humiliation as you pull the recoil rope with all your might for it to snap. Sending your arm hurtling backwards as you spin out of control whilst the lawnmower sniggers at your bad luck. Well we’ll prevent the chances of that happening. If your rope looks damaged or in bad condition we’ll fit a new one.
Cooling Fins – These often get blocked up by bits of grass and dirt. We’ll give them a clean and make sure that cool air is getting to the engine. Preventing the chances of over heating.
Check Safety Switches – We’ll make sure that all the safety measures that came with the mower are working as intended, safety of our staff and customers is paramount. Garden machinery has a lot of sharp, fast moving parts so where we can mitigate risks to the user, we will.
Sharpen Blades – More than just sharpening the blades we will also balance them. Balancing the blades means that potential damage to the crankshaft of the engine can be avoided as well as the potential for throwing a drive belt. Did you know that the main cause of fungal infection in a lawn is blunt blades? Sharpening the blades will allow for a much cleaner and even cut, we’ll do that here in the service.
The Service goes on
Grease moving parts – Does your mower sound like a Sherman Tank, screeching and grinding as you push it around your garden? Are the wheels just grinding and skidding across the grass, leaving you pushing with all your might? We’ll make sure parts are greased up and moving freely leaving the experience of cutting your lawn a much more enjoyable one! Cables will also be greased to insure that the throttle cable, drive cable and stop cable work effectively.
Belts – Belts will be checked and replaced if needed. Any stretching or deformities in the belt can put pressure on the engine and pulleys as it causes vibrations. These Vibrations rip through the machine that can even cause a loss of drive.
Test Battery & Charge– The sun is shining, the grass is long and dry, perfect day to cut that grass. You dig your mower out of the shed, go to start it up and meh… dead battery. We know the pain, we’ll take action to reduce the risk of this happening!
Clean Fuel System – The fuel system will be cleaned out, if you use fuel that has ethanol present there is a chance that the carburettor will deteriorate slowly due to the effects of ethanol. It’s a problem that we are expecting to become more prevalent with the introduction of the E10 Fuel in Britain. You can find our more here about the effects of E10 on your machinery here.
Height Check – The final check will be making sure that the lawnmower’s height change system is working, it’s extremely important to have a lawnmower that is able to change it’s height to the job you need. It’s no good having a mower stuck scrapping and hacking at the floor!
Test – Now the maintenance team have done their job they test out the machine, all the machines would have been tested before we call you to say they’re ready.
Get in touch
Please if you have questions about our garden machinery service please get in touch with us either by phone or with the chat button. We’re happy to answer any questions that you have.