Kobalt 40V Mower Manual:
The following are some of the features of the kobalt 40 volt mowers:
Max speed up to 25 mph (40 km/h) with a maximum power output of 1,000 watts. Maximum speed is controlled by two speeds settings: “MID” and “RUN”.
Mid setting will allow the motor to run at its fastest when needed, while running at a moderate speed when not required. Running at a moderate speed will allow the operator to maintain control over the machine without having to constantly adjust it’s speed.
Motor operates on one or two 18650 batteries (not included). Battery life depends on usage patterns and use of other equipment.
For best results, recharge each month.
Battery capacity indicator shows remaining charge level; when fully charged, the meter turns red indicating that there is no longer any charge left in the battery.
Adjustable blade height from 9 inches (23 cm) to 23 inches (60 cm), depending on user preference. Blade length may vary slightly due to different hand sizes.
Blade angle adjustment range of -15 degrees to +30 degrees. Adjustment range varies based on the type of blade used and the user’s personal preferences.
Blades with a higher degree of sharpness tend to have greater adjustment ranges than blades with lower levels of sharpness.
“Mow” button controls the blade and motor. Pressing the “Mow” button once starts the blade turning in the forward direction.
Pressing it again shifts the blade to the other side of the deck. The third time the button is pressed changes the direction of the motor so that it runs in reverse, just like a car’s gearshift.
The finishing touch on this equipment is a simple but elegant dashboard with an easy-to-read monitor. The height of the blade and other information is displayed in a user-friendly format.
In order to prolong the life of an electric mower, it is important to clean and maintain it every once in a while. In this regard, kobalt 40v lawn mower manual steps you through the process.
Lawn mower blade tips
When cleaning your lawn mower, use a damp cloth to wipe down the deck and the underside of the top guard.
Cleaning your lawn mower’s underside is important because it prevents grass clippings from building up and causing a fire hazard. It also helps keep your blades sharper, extending the life of your equipment.
During blade changes, be sure to clean the underside of the deck. Otherwise, grass clippings will build up and prevent the new blades from turning.
Lawn mower blade sharpening
When you notice that the lawn mower isn’t cutting as well as it used to, that is a sign that the blades need to be sharpened or changed. Most manufacturers recommend that the blades be changed at least once a year.
Be sure to have a replacement blade on hand before starting the blade changing process. Having an extra blade prevents the inconvenience of having to wait for your new blades to arrive before you can finish mowing your grass.
They also cost less than $20 so there is little excuse not to have a spare on hand.
Begin the process by setting the height of the wheels to the highest setting. This gives you the most clearance when working underneath the lawn mower.
Next, turn the mower on its side and remove all of the wheel bolts. Keep track of where each wheel bolts onto the axle; otherwise, you will never be able to get them back on correctly.
After removing all of the bolts, set the wheels and bolts aside in a safe place. Now, you can see the blades.
Replacing the blades is as simple as unscrewing the bolt on the underside of the mower deck and removing the old blade. Don’t throw the old blade away until you’ve checked to make sure that your new blades are indeed sharp.
When installing your replacement blades, it helps to have an extra pair of hands. Have someone hold the blade in the air while you position it over the mower deck.
Be sure that the flat sides of the blades face outwards and that the curved edge of the blade is pointed towards the lawn so that it can cut through the grass.
Next, hand your assistant one of the bolts, and have him secure it on one side of the deck. While he does this, you should position the other blade over its hole and hand your helper the other bolt.
Once both blades are secure, go back and forth between the blades and tighten the bolts. When you’re done, make sure that both blades spin free of any resistance.
Put the mower back in its upright position and turn it on to make sure it still runs correctly. If everything is good to go, turn off the mower and replace all of the wheel bolts.
There you have it. You’ve successfully removed and replaced your lawn mower blades.
If you take care of your equipment by following the manufacturer’s guidelines, it will last for quite some time and provide excellent service.
Always be sure to keep your hands away from the cutting area when the mower is running. Slice’N’Save could save your fingers!
Good luck and happy mowing!
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