Cutting grass with a riding mower can take less time than using a walk-behind mower. After using a riding mower, it is advisable to clean off accumulations of grass and debris. Dew and other moisture can combine with clippings and debris under the deck of the mower. Removing this accumulation allows the mower to perform properly.
Position the riding mower on a flat and level surface. Choose a location in a lawn or on a driveway, for example, that will allow enough space to work.
Straighten the front tires of the riding mower by turning the steering wheel. Position one tire ramp in front of each front tire. Place the lower end of the tire ramp closest to the tire.
Raise the mower deck to the maximum height. Release the parking brake and put the gear selector in the neutral position.
Place one hand on the riding mower steering wheel and the other in another location that will provide a good grip.
Push the front tires of the riding mower up the tire ramps to a point where the under side of the mower deck is accessible. Set the brake on the mower and move the gear selector into gear so the mower will not move.
Chock the back wheels of the mower with wood, rocks, blocks or wheel chocks so the tires will not roll.