Next gotta pull the blower housing, & make sure all is clean & serene. Only 31.5 hours on.
Also put extra air in tires, due to them sitting in place till spring. And put the spare blades on.. And battery minder.
After last mow I did the oil & filter change.
Then days later put my Z up on the wheel dollys I park on, so I can slide it out when I want to tinker on it.
Today removed the blades & soaked them in a drain pan with water. 1/2 hour later I wiped the blades clean. No fuss no muss, the water...
Back in 2014 when I got my former Toro Timecutter, was same way on it's fronts. I was gonna cut a piece of the fork away to gain easier access. But then remembered my old & almost forgotten "pencil type" air gauge. That worked fine, & changed the end on my air hose. So that was solved, other...
Hook yer key to a wire, & to the mower. Then ALWAYS remove it, after use, etc..
I hang my key on a hook away from my mower, it's a good habit. & I always remove it prior to going underneath to scrape the deck or whatever..