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    Default Do you wash your machine after....

    Do you wash your machine after fertilizing? I just finished fertilizing the lawns and decided that I would give the machine a quick wash down. I was surprised at all the places that the fertilizer had worked it way into. I wound up washing down the entire machine, including under the wheel wells, the transmission and the frame. Makes me want to keep one old machine to pull the spreader to keep the kubota from developing rust spots from the fertilizer.
    All the time I was putting it down, the grey clouds were omnisciently overhead. After I finish, the sun comes out. Where is the rain when you want it most???? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Do you wash your machine after....

    I always wash after fertilizer spreading. Otherwise, cleaning the tractor is usually with the air hose.

    We need rain real bad too. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Do you wash your machine after....

    <font color="blue"> Makes me want to keep one old machine to pull the spreader to keep the kubota from developing rust spots from the fertilizer. </font>

    I have found by not fertilizing my lawn, this is a non issue. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    Gary

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    Default Re: Do you wash your machine after....

    I do - The Nitogen in the mix can do bad things to paint!!

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    Default Re: Do you wash your machine after....

    I always wash it after fertilizing! Even after washing, my three point will have some surface rust! Enought to require me to spray lubricant on the 3pt arms the next day!

    Joe

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    Default Re: Do you wash your machine after....

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( I have found by not fertilizing my lawn, this is a non issue. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img])</font>

    What is a "lawn"? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I have my youngest boy mow whatever grows right next to the house about once a month, whether it needs it or not.

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    Default Re: Do you wash your machine after....

    After you wash it down, spray a little Fluid Film around. It will prevent any oxidation or corrosion from occuring.
    http://www.eurekafluidfilm.com/appli...riculture.html

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    Default Re: Do you wash your machine after....

    I have found that if I wax the car it will always rain.

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    Default Re: Do you wash your machine after....

    If I had wanted to wash my own tractor I would have never got married

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