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Annual UK Lawn Mower Clinic Runs Today Thru Sunday

UK students at work at a previous lawn mower clinic
UK students at work at a previous lawn mower clinic.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 22, 2018) The University of Kentucky’s popular lawn mower clinic starts later today (Thursday, March 22) and continues through Sunday, March 25, at the Agriculture Machine Research Lab on campus.

The goals for the clinic are to provide preventative maintenance for the upcoming lawn care season and to give students in the UK Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) a chance to fine tune their skills.

For $35, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment students will power wash, clean air filters, sharpen blades and change oil for most mowers. Honda mowers cost an additional $10 to offset the extra time and effort to service them. Students can replace spark plugs in all mowers for an additional $5.

To reserve a spot, sign up online at https://sites.google.com/view/ukylmc or call Jayne White at 859-218-4329. Registrants should include their name, phone number, make and model of mower, drop-off date and whether the mower needs a new spark plug.

The Agriculture Machinery Research Laboratory is located at 411 Stadium View Drive in Lexington. Participants should drop off mowers between 5 and 8 p.m. EDT, March 22, or from 3 to 8 p.m., March 23. Pick up is from 3 to 8 p.m., March 24, and between 8 a.m. and noon, March 25.

The lawnmower clinic is the biggest annual fundraiser for the UK BAE Student Branch. Cash or checks payable to BAE Student Branch will be accepted at drop-off and pick-up.

Students are not able to offer repair services for broken machines. Organizers can only accept a limited number of mowers, so reservations are vital. Clinic organizers are not able to accept reel mowers, garden tractors or riding mowers, and all machines must be operational.

For questions, email ukbaestudentbranch@gmail.com.

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