Engineering students holding annual lawn mower clinic

By Jeremy Henderson

Published: Mar 26, 2019 3:00:00 PM

Biosystems engineering students perform routine lawn mower maintenance during the 2017 ASABE Lawn Mower Clinic. Biosystems engineering students perform routine lawn mower maintenance during the 2017 ASABE Lawn Mower Clinic.

The Auburn University student chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) will hold its 29th annual lawn mower clinic on Saturday, March 30. The cost is $30 per lawn mower, which covers basic maintenance.

“We’ll change the oil, clean the spark plugs, sharpen the blades and clean them up,” said James Johnson, a biosystems engineering research engineer who has helped facilitate the past seven clinics. “It’s basically anything we can do to get them ready to use for the summer.”

Lawnmower drop-off is at the Forest Products Lab, located at 520 Devall Drive, on Friday, March 29, between noon and 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 30, between 7 a.m. and noon. Pick-up and delivery within the Auburn city limits can be arranged for an additional $10.

“On the Friday beforehand, we drive through Auburn and pick up lawn mowers in three designated teams,” said Joshua Starling, a senior in biosystems engineering. “It’s a very calculated, streamlined exercise. We usually have around 170 people that we call to arrange pickups with and that number grows every year.”

Lawn mowers must be in working condition.

For questions or to arrange for pick-up service, call or text Alysa Gauci at (251) 269-5164 or email aag0030@auburn.edu.

Media Contact: Jeremy Henderson, jeremyhenderson@auburn.edu, 334-844-3591

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