It’s the time of year when the hand mowers and ride-ons start howling into life, and with the good winter and spring rains we’ve had in the Canowindra region there’s likely to be a lot of grass to cut this summer. This is when Steve Brooks really gets down to business at 190 Gaskill Street as a small engines expert fixing mowers, chainsaws and brush cutters.
He’s the man to go to when you pull on the starter cord, pull again and the infernal machine refuses to play ball. “If you pull the rope more than six times and nothing happens, it’s time to get the mower to a mechanic,” Steve advises.
There is a variety of reasons why a mower won’t start – a spark plug that needs cleaning or replacing or an air filter that’s become clogged with grass and dirt the previous summer. Steve warns against changing the blades yourself too. “The disks that hold the blades have to come off first and that needs an expert
hand otherwise the blades may not be fitted properly. The blades could fly off and damage property and people.”