Regularly changing the oil in your petrol lawnmower’s engine is a vital part of routine maintenance, so anything which makes this easier has to be a good thing. But is an oil pump really a must have purchase? Very much so, as far as we’re concerned here at Lawnmowers Direct, as this Briggs & Stratton oil removal pump will make messy routine maintenance quick and straightforward, while also helping to ensure that your mower performs to its best for years to come.
This because oil gradually gets dirty as you use your lawnmower, causing it to darken and reducing its ability to coat and protect engine components, necessitating an oil change every twenty five hours of operation. Every new lawnmower, moreover, will have manufacturing residues leftover in the engine which should be flushed out after the first five or so hours of operation. Failure to do so can have dire consequences, especially if dirt particles in the oil turn it into a mild form of grinding paste and damage engine components. Replacing dirty oil is thus a simple way of prolonging the life of your lawnmower’s engine, particularly for busy commercial contractors or anyone who regularly mows larger lawns.
It’s also a process made even simpler by the Briggs & Stratton oil removal pump, which is supplied as standard with a manual vacuum pump, a four litre container with a lid, and a hose with a shut off clip. To use the pump you simply run the engine being drained for a few minutes beforehand to warm the oil, then insert the hose into the oil tank and start pumping; dirty oil is then collected in the four litre container, allowing you to dispose of it at a recycling centre. The additional inclusion of a funnel, moreover, helps when decanting dirty oil or when refilling your engine with new oil.
This, needless to say, is much easier and cleaner than tipping your lawnmower on its side and draining old oil into a tray, especially if you are working with a heavy ride-on mower or garden tractor. Nor is the oil removal pump limited to use with lawnmowers, as it is compatible with all engine types and can therefore be used with any petrol tool. The Briggs & Stratton oil removal pump is therefore a great, low cost way of tackling routine oil changes with the minimum of fuss, as well as a handy little time and money saving device that every dedicated gardener should own.