cleaning?? I live near Seattle. nearly all mowing here results in some moisture from the grass clippings, and based on the manual they suggest sweeping all grass clippings away with a "long bristled brush". I tried a 6" broom and can't reach the back guard (orange plastic clipping deflector). Can anyone suggest a way to get the (always dampish) grass clippings out of the mower assembly so it doesn't rust?? (it says NO hosing off??)
Yes. I live in Portland, OR so I can relate to the grass issue being wet. What I found is that I use my electric leaf blower right after I mow. It seems to do the trick. If it is really bad I will use the hose, followed by the leaf blower. Next, a little WD40 on the moving parts with silicone spray on the blades. I really like this mower. I have owned many reel push mowers (5) in my life. This one is tops. They must have great lawns in Finland!
Thanks for replying! yes we figured out to use my DH's shop vac on reverse and blew it out :) then WD-40'd everything because I saw small dark spots on the blades already. It seems to be a great push mower I just want to make sure it lasts given out wetter than average climate here. it's stored in our insulate and semi heated garage so the spots on the blades that looked suspiciously like rust concerned me after just one use. We used WD-40 on the blades but will look into the silicone spray too. that just seems like a good idea.