University of Wisconsin–Madison

2018 UW-Madison ASABE Lawnmower Clinic

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On Thursday, November 8th through Saturday, November 10th the UW-Madison American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) will hold its annual lawn mower, snow blower, and roto-tiller clinic. This clinic is designed to winterize and provide preventative maintenance for your machine before the upcoming season. The cost of this service is $35 per machine with options including a new spark plug ($5 extra) and/or a new air filter ($15 extra).

Machines may be brought to the Agricultural Engineering Lab (540 Elm Drive, Madison, WI 53706) between noon and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8th or 8:00 am to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9th. Your machine will be ready to be picked up Saturday, November 10th between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Please respond promptly as this year we are limiting the number of machines to 100 to ensure a high quality of service. If you return a request and we cannot winterize your machine, we will contact you.

For an additional charge, we will pick up and deliver your machine(s) in Madison, Middleton, and Monona. Machines will be picked up Thursday evening or Friday (all day), and will be returned Saturday. No on-line orders will be accepted, please return the attached form with payment. Questions may be directed to Tanner Wears or Grace Skarlupka Text or call: (715) 554-0376, (920) 227-5356

We do not accept reel type mowers, garden tractors, or riding lawn mowers. Because this is a winterizing clinic, we are not prepared to repair equipment. Therefore, we can only accept machines that are currently operational.

Feel free to give the extra flyer to a friend or neighbor.

Form and payment are due Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Click here for payment form and flier


Novermber 8th-10th, 2018


Agricultural Engineering Lab
540 Elm Drive
Madison, WI 53706
(SW corner of Elm Drive and Observatory Drive)


$35 per machine


Oil Change
Clean Air Filter
Drail Fuel System
Clean & Gap Spark Plug
Sharpen & Balance Blade
Wash & Wax
Test Run Machine
Replace Spark Plug*
Replace Air Filter**

*optional, $5 extra
**optional, $15 extra