How to Get Your Power King Outdoor Power Equipment Ready for Spring

Power King 5" Electric Start Chipper Shredder

As the snow melts and the days lengthen, spring heralds the time for gardening and outdoor activities. Your Power King outdoor power equipment has been hibernating through the winter months, and now is the perfect moment to awaken and prepare it for the bustling season ahead. Regular maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your equipment but also ensures it operates at peak efficiency. Here’s your comprehensive guide to getting your Power King tools spring-ready.

Importance of Regular Maintenance

Routine upkeep of your outdoor power equipment is crucial. It's the cornerstone of operational efficiency, safety, and reliability. Regular maintenance prevents the likelihood of equipment failure and costly repairs, ensuring your Power King tools are always ready for action.

Preparing Your Equipment: A Step-by-Step Guide

A. Inspection and Cleaning

Inspect for Damage: Begin by examining your equipment for any signs of wear or damage. Look for cracks, rust, or any parts that seem loose or out of place. Early identification of potential issues can prevent further damage.

Cleaning: Remove any dirt, debris, or remnants of last season's work. A clean machine not only runs better but allows you to see any potential issues more clearly. Use a soft brush or cloth to clean sensitive areas, ensuring you don't cause damage to the equipment.

B. Maintenance

Check the Oil: Engine health is paramount. Check the oil level and quality. If the oil is dirty or below the minimum mark, change it. Fresh oil lubricates the engine parts effectively, reducing wear and tear.

Air Filter: A clean air filter ensures that your engine breathes properly. Remove the air filter and clean it according to the manufacturer's instructions, or replace it if it's beyond salvage.

Lubrication: Moving parts need to be lubricated to prevent friction and wear. 

All Equipment:

Apply 1 pump of lithium bearing grease via the Zerk fittings to properly lubricate bearings.  

Chipper Shredders

Spray swivel joints on Chipper Shredder chutes with white lithium grease.

Stump Grinders

Spray white lithium grease on the brake handle assembly joints and on the brake cable to keep everything well lubricated. 

Log Splitters

Use an Extreme Pressure grease where the rack and spline meet and make sure I Beam is free from any debris. You can use a scraper to remove stuck on material. 

D. Battery and Electrical Systems

Battery Maintenance: If your equipment uses a battery, ensure it is fully charged and properly installed. Check for any signs of corrosion and clean the contacts if necessary.

Electrical Connections: Inspect all electrical connections to make sure they are tight and free of corrosion. Loose or corroded connections can lead to operational failures.

Safety Precautions

Always prioritize safety when performing maintenance on your Power King equipment. Wear appropriate protective gear, disconnect any power sources to prevent accidents.


Preparing your Power King outdoor power equipment for spring is a rewarding task that ensures reliability and efficiency when you need it most. By following these steps, you’ll not only prolong the life of your equipment but also enjoy a smoother start to your spring outdoor activities.