Utility Equipment Covers – Ready for the Season
No matter what time of year it is, there’s always a need for different utility equipment. Anyone who owns property will likely be aware of the different seasonal requirements when it comes to their equipment. As fall approaches, wood splitters and leaf blowers become important. Winter and spring often bring storms that require wood chippers, generators, or snow blowers, and as spring begins to warm up the world it’s time to break out the lawnmowers and rototillers. In short, there’s a tool for every season and if you’ve owned your property for any length of time there’s a good chance you’re gradually accumulating different tools for use outdoors.
But each of those items is a major investment, one that you need to really take care of. A quality generator alone is enough to set you back five hundred dollars or more – and that’s for a cheap one. You need the items, but you need to take care of them. That’s why proper maintenance and the use of utility equipment covers is so important. No matter the time of year or the type of equipment you have, you need to keep it safe and protected in order to make sure it’s always ready for use.
While automobile or motorcycle covers are primarily focused on keeping a vehicle looking great, utility equipment covers are different. When you use a generator cover or a pressure washer cover, you’re providing a level of functional protection primarily. Yes, the cover will still help protect the overall look of your product but let’s face it – if you’re using a log splitter it’s going to show signs of use no matter what you do. But the engine on most of these items is exposed, and leaving it that way for long periods of time can cause major damage.
Most people think primarily of water damage when they think of what a utility equipment cover will protect against. That’s the main issue in most cases for sure, and a bit of rain water or heavy snow melt that finds its way into your rototiller or log splitter cover can cause serious issues when you need to use the item. But there are plenty of other issues that can arise. Mechanics have found ant nests inside engine components, mice have gnawed through pull-start cords and fuel lines, and much more. Slipping a quality cover over your items ensures that this issue doesn’t happen to you.
So what’s the difference between a good cover and that piece of plastic you’ve got in the corner of the garage? Reliability, when you get right down to it. A high quality generator cover, log splitter cover, rototiller cover, or pressure washer cover will fit your product securely. Wind won’t just snatch it away, it looks better to those who pass by and see it, and it provides total protection. A cheap piece of plastic will rip, tear, fall apart, and blow away. Moisture can often find its way underneath it and become trapped, setting up mold growth. In other words, it’s not a cover you want to trust your products to.
When you cover your equipment you’ll be ensuring that the next time you use them they’ll actually start up quickly, just like they did when last you used them. Anyone who’s ever planned a spring or fall morning out only to have their work plans fall apart due to an inoperable piece of equipment knows how important it is to keep those items ready. Utility equipment covers will do just that, and keep your stuff ready whenever you need it no matter what time of year it is.