Pocono Tractor

570-424-9090

 

 

 

Winter Service and Storage Special

NEW FROM

Pocono Tractor And Equipment
And
Pocono Cycle & Service Center
 

FROM NOVEMBER 1ST TO MARCH 1ST
 

FREE PICK UP AND DELIVERY FOR ANY TRACTOR

 $45.00 CHARGE FOR ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT
 

GENERAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE
General Service includes oil and filter change, new air and fuel filters; new spark plugs. Sharpen blades (if applicable), and test operation of the complete machine and its safeties. Also donít forget there will be no charge for the pickup and delivery from and to your home. All of this, for just $150.00.
(Local Delivery Only With Coupon)


WINTER STORAGE
For the low price of $50.00 a month, we will store your equipment for the winter season (November 1st through March 1st).Free up garage or shed space by storing your bikes, tractors and lawn mowers in our
Temperature Controlled Building.
 

CONTACT RANDY AT 570-424-9090 FOR ALL OF THE DETAILS
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Waking Up From A Long Winter's Nap:

Equipment Storage

It's not the cold or the dampness that takes a toll on your power equipment during the winter. Inactivity is what eats away at it. Read on for advice on how to store your summertime favorite so that it wakes up fresh and read to go next spring.
 
From the February, 2009 issue of Motorcycle Cruiser  
Drain Those Carbs!  
 
   
Protect That Tank!  
 
   
Keep The Battery Charged!  
Batteries don't like inactivity. A battery ignored all winter will usually roll over and die. The simplest way to ensure a happy off-season for your battery is to connect a Battery Minder or a Battery Tender to it. You don't even need to remove it from the bike unless it gets well below freezing where you store it or if your bike has a clock, audio-system memory, security system or other constant drain on the battery.
If a Battery Tender isn't in your budget (though it will pay for itself, probably by spring), plug a trickle charger into something that is turned on frequently -- such as the light socket on the garage-door opener or the light source in the place it's stored. Or, plug it into a light timer that will turn it on for 30 minutes a day. If none of these methods is convenient, trickle-charge it overnight every two weeks or so. If the storage place gets really cold, you might want to take the battery inside and put it somewhere where it won't alarm your spouse.
If you have a maintenance-free battery, simply clean the terminals and any serious grunge off the battery and battery box and spray a little silicone spray or other protectant on the terminals and connecting hardware. If it's one that requires fluid to be added, fill it to the top level before storage.
If you ignore your battery and leave it where it can freeze, it may do so and crack the case, allowing acid to spill on the bike. If even a drop gets on the chain, it can be rendered worthless.
Ignore the persistent old wives tail about batteries dying if they are stored on concrete.
If your battery does die during the winter, I'd recommend replacing it with one of Harley's current maintenance-free batteries, if there is one that fits your bike. We have been amazed at how well they stand up to neglect.
 
   
Finish Care!  
 
   
Put The Engine To Bed!  
 
   
Give your brakes a break!  

If your machine uses hydraulic brakes or clutches, keep in mind that brake fluid absorbs water, which is why it should be changed. Do this at least every other year -- sooner if it has changed from its normal amber hue to a darker color. This also applies to hydraulically operated clutches. Water in the fluid can prevent clutch disengagement when the engine is hot.  Some sources recommend changing the brake fluid when you prepare to store the bike to prevent any moisture in the system from corroding the components. Others say you should change it when you prepare to put the bike back on the road to assure maximum braking performance during the riding season. Either way, be sure old brake fluid gets changed

 
   
Keep it fluid!  
Owners of liquid-cooled machines that are stored where the temperature drops below freezing should check that the coolant is up to snuff to avoid freezing damage.  
   
Retire Your Tires!  
 
Lube It Up!  
 
Wrap That Rascal!  
Store your machine in a place that is dry and free of significant temperature swings. If you are storing your machine inside, use a breathable fabric cover, one that won't trap moisture but still keeps dust off. Designer covers are great, but a sheet will do.  Or if this is all too much, let us store your machine for the winter!  
Think Spring!  

With your machine put into hibernation, you have taken the first step to assure a happy season next year. Your to-do list and any additions or mods will complete the process. As you perform the various storage procedures, consider what needs to be adjusted, serviced or replaced. If it needs tires, they may be cheaper during the winter. Fluid in the radiator, fork or other systems might be ready to be freshened. You may notice anything from brake pads to shift levers that are due for replacement. Valves are supposed to be adjusted with the engine cold, and it probably won't be much colder than in February.

 

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