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Zero Turn Mower Maintenance Schedule and Tips

When properly cared for, Cub Cadet's zero-turn lawn mowers can be your go-to lawn care tool for years. So to keep your mower riding smoothly, follow the zero-turn mower maintenance schedule below, then keep reading for a few tips on getting the most from your Cub Cadet riding mower.

Maintenance Schedule:


 
Before Each Use
 
Every 10 Hours
 
Every 25 Hours
 
Every 50 Hours
 
Every 100 Hours
 
Prior to Storing
 
Check engine intake screen/cover
 
X
 

 

 

 

 

 
Check engine oil level
 
X
 

 

 

 

 

 
Check air filter for dirty, loose or damaged parts
 
X
 

 

 

 

 

 
Clean and re-oil pre-cleaner (if applicable)
 

 

 
X
 

 

 

 
Replace air filter element
 

 

 

 

 
X
 

 
Change engine oil and replace oil filter
 

 

 

 
X
 

 

 
Clean battery terminals
 

 
X
 

 

 

 
X
 
Lube front pivot axle and caster axles
 

 
X
 

 

 

 
X
 
Clean engine cooling fins
 

 

 
X
 

 

 
X
 
Lube deck wheels
 

 

 

 
X
 

 
X
 
Check spark plug condition & gap
 

 

 

 

 
X
 
X
 
Replace fuel filter
 

 

 

 

 
X
 

 

Maintenance Tips:

Use these tips to keep your zero-turn mower running strong for years to come:

Use our parts finder to locate and order any replacement parts you may need for maintenance. Refer to your owner's manual for additional maintenance information.