What do you get when you order service:
Our service and repair technicians make note of OPE model numbers, serial numbers and keep all parts removed from each outdoor power equipment they service. We normally make notes and comments on all services.
Oils that are removed from each general service are safely stored and pickup to recycled.
Power Equipment Oil Requirements- each OPE have specifications and Lappan's service staff follow these guidelines:
All Honda engines except snow blowers- 10W30
Honda snow blower- 5W30
Honda 520 snow blowers- 0W30 Synthetic
All Briggs & Stratton engines- 30W
Briggs & Stratton powered snow blowers- 5W30
Kawasaki engines- 10W30
Kohler engines- 10W30
Tecumseh engines- 30W
Tecumseh powered snow blowers- 5W30
Chainsaw Sharpening- Lappan's service staff are trained to give your saw chain a precision sharpening of each blade edge. Our bench sharpening system offers a factory sharp edge. A sharp toothed saw blade allows less fatigue when using your chainsaw. Bring your saw chains in and we'll give you the edge you want, most times, while you wait.
Walk Behind Mower - inspect proper engine operation, inspect self propelled operation, inspect crankshaft, drain fuel system and float bowl, change spark plug, inspect air filter and change if needed, change oil filters if applicable, inspect throttle for proper operation, adjust recoil start, inspect throttle and self-propel cable, inspect deck for cracks and holes, sharpen or replace mower blade and set RPM to specification and verify all works as it is was intended.
Lawn and Garden Tractors - inspect proper engine operation, change engine oil, inspect air filters and change applicable, drain float bowl, replace fuel filter, change spark plugs, inspect all belts, pulleys, idlers, spindles, service battery terminals and inspect for proper operation, grease all points, inspect battery including cleaning terminals, inspect mower deck/snow attachment for cracks, clean mower deck of grass, inspect tire pressure and set to proper season, inspect all wheel bearings, level deck and verify RPM to proper specifications.
Chainsaw and Pole Saws- drain fuel and fuel pick up, check fuel lines and pulse lines, complete compression, replace spark plug, clean or replace air filters, clean or replace spark arrestor, blow out cylinder area, inspect recoil rope, operate saw without bar to verify oiler is functioning, remove clutch-clean and lube sprocket bearing, examine bar-clean and square if needed, inspect chain- sharpen or replace- if requested, clean debris from chain area, inspect chain brake for proper operation, start and set RPM and verity operation.
Backpack Blowers- check compression, replace spark plug, drain fuel system, adjust valves on BR500, 550 & 600, check fuel line and replace fuel pick up, clean or replace spark arrestor, replace air filter if needed, check recoil, blow out cooling fins, inspect blow tubes, start and set RPM and verify operation.
Spring Tune Up & Maintenance- general inspection that will include sharpen or replacement of mower blades, clean bottom of mower deck, inspect and adjust all cables, adjust valves on OHV engines, service battery terminals and inspect for proper operation, replace spark plug, change oil, drain float and inspect fuel system, check recoil and electric start where applicable, inspect all switches for proper operation, inspect BBC- (brake, blade clutch), inspect flywheel, check engine RPM, clean unit.
Walk Behind Snow Blowers- general maintenance and tune up will include: verifying operation, remove bottom cover and inspect drive system, inspect for signs of wear, lubricate chain and hex shaft, lubricate all pivot points, remove belt cove and inspect belts, check impeller bearing and inspect brake system, inspect auger bearings, check chute rotation and deflector operation, drain fuel system and remove float bowl, drain engine oil, adjust valves if required, replace spark plug, inspect operation of electric where applicable, check all safety systems and clean unit.
Pressure Washers- verify proper engine and pressure functions, adjust valves if needed, replace spark plug, change oil, replace air filter if needed, drain fuel system and float bowl, change pump oil, check hoses and wand spray tips, inspect for leaks, verify soap pick up line functions, set RPM's and clean unit.
Generators- verify proper operation, adjust valves if required, change engine oil, change engine oil filter if applicable, service battery terminals and inspect for proper operation, replace fuel filter if needed, inspect recoil start, replace spark plug, check unit load bank where applicable and clean unit.
Commercial Products- verify proper operation, adjust valves if needed, replace spark plug, change oil and oil filters, replace air filters if needed, drain float bowl, inspect fuel lines, replace hydro filter if needed, inspect hydro lines, service battery terminals and inspect for proper operation, check all belts for wear, inspect pulleys, idlers and spindles, grease all fittings, lube all pivot points, clean under deck, check mower deck for level, inspect caster wheels, verify proper RPM's, adjust proper tracking, inspect safety system and clean unit.
String Trimmers- verify proper operation, check compression or leak down on 4-mix, adjust valves on 4-mix, replace spark plug, drain fuel system, check fuel lines, replace fuel filter, replace air filter, grease driveshaft, inspect gear head grease if applicable, check string head and guard, start and set RPM.
General Service and Inspection Fees
Lappan's are a service center for most brands of outdoor power equipment. We offer safety inspection, general service and repairs for all brands we sell as well as others with the lawn and garden, commercial and compact utility industry.
We are requested to look at an amazing amount of many brands and ages. A constant apprehension our write up and service technicians have is making the owners aware that some repairs exceed the value, based on replacement costs. An example: a customer brings in a twelve year old hand held blower that's not running as it should. Most problems are fuel or electric concerns. Our service technicians are charged out at $70.00 per hour. After determining the unit has fuel problems and needs a carburetor take down, which could run up the service cost to $50.00. Add some carburetor parts and put it back together would exceed practical repairs versus a new hand held replacement.
Regular service and maintenance by the owner will enhance performance and long life. Neglect service and maintenance and your equipment investment will lose value.
Estimated service and repairs at the write up counter are base on the following: $100.00 for hand held and push mowers, $150.00 for snow blowers and generators, $200.00 for lawn tractors, $250.00 for lawn and garden tractors and zero turns mowers and $300.00 for compacts utility. Most services and or repairs that exceed the above values will be notified and quoted repairs.
Neighbor & Friend- Buddy Up & Save
Lappan's offer transportation services. In a way to serve and save, we offer the Buddy Price system. If you can assist yourself by coordinating a friend/neighbor where you reside, you can save up to half of the normal fee.