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Author(s):Marzocca, Dean
Author Affiliation:Dean's Lawn & Landscape
Title:Winterizing your turf equipment
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 2, No. 8, January/February 2002, p. 4-5.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Athletic field equipment; Equipment; Equipment maintenance; Equipment storage; Preventive maintenance; Protective covers; Winterizing
Abstract/Contents:Details how to winterize equipment in order to ensure it maintains the same level of quality. Suggests draining the tank to "reduce evaporative emissions that occur during storage" if possible. Indicates that if the gasoline cannot be removed, "a gasoline stabilizer should be added to the fuel in the tank...[and] the engine should be operated for a few minutes to draw the stabilized gasoline into the carburetor." Recommends storing the equipment "in a cool, dry place that is well ventilated and out of direct sunlight." Discusses the reason why winterizing is necessary and advises that the internal moving parts be lubricated and all the parts be cleaned. Adds that "it is a good idea to place a thin piece of plastic over the machine."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Marzocca, D. 2002. Winterizing your turf equipment. Update [New Jersey]. 2(8):p. 4-5.
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