Before you pop your STIHL grass trimmer back into the shed or garage, it is always worth giving it a little clean to get rid of any grass build-up around the head and shaft. Always make sure the machine is switched off before you start, and the battery is removed when using cordless tools. A brush and bit of elbow grease is the best option and the sooner you do it after using it, the easier it will be to clean. We don’t recommend using a power washer as this can cause damage to the machine.
Once the tool is nice and clean, pop it on to a bracket or screw (if it has a hanging eyelet). Storing it suspended off the ground keeps it away from the damp and makes for a more organised shed or garage.
For cordless tools we recommend storing the batteries somewhere separate to the tool that has a more ambient, consistent temperature. That way they will always be ready to go when you need them. You can find out more about looking after your battery in our blog post about battery care and maintenance.
If you’re storing your petrol grass trimmer for longer than 4-6 weeks we recommend that the tool has no fuel left in the fuel tank and that is run dry. This will help to ensure that there are no deposits and build up around the fuel supply system if the fuel starts to go off.
As you can see there are plenty of different grass trimmers to choose from, but if you need further advice, why not visit your nearest STIHL dealer and take a look at the options in person?