If anyone wants to write up a full comprehensive LT/GT winterization/storage guide then it would be truly appreciated.
If good enough it will be changed to a "sticky" post and become part of tf.com permanent archive.
Funny you should ask......I just winterized my Sabre today.
1 go under the tree and start tractor
2 turn off fuel
3 wait till it quits
4 Remove key
5 Remove battery
6 Look at how bad it is rusting from living outside under a tree.
7 Feel sorry for it
8 Go in garage and find an old tarp
9 Cover tractor with the tarp.
10 Take battery and go in the garage
I think what Adamr88 posted is worthy of the sticky. It is something that should be practiced every fall whether you are either putting your tractor up for storage or plan on using it throughout the winter to blow or plow snow.
I'd like to add this, if you plan on using it in the winter to plow of blow snow, it would be safe to remove the foam precleaner from your air filter as there is little or no dust created during the process of these duties, it also allows an improved air intake for the carb.
As a side note, the best way that I have found to clean the foam precleaner is to wash it out in a bucket of water and car wash or liquid dish detergent. Rinse with fresh water, wring out and allow to air dry. When reinstalling, apply several drops of motor oil and squeeze to distribute throughout the foam. Ring out any excess and reinstall.
I fashioned a 2' length of steel break line to my blow gun so I could reach the obscure areas when blowing off the tractor and mower. This allows you to keep your face away from any blow back that might occur.
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