How to Minimize Fuel System Problems When Using Ethanol Blended Gasoline How to Minimize Fuel System Problems When Using Ethanol-Blended Gasoline

While the EnvironmentalProtection Agency (EPA) currently limits an ethanol-gasoline blend of 10% ethanol (or E10) as a standard transportation fuel, the agency recently granted the ethanol industry a waiver increasing the allowable limit to 15% ethanol (or E15) for use only in some motor vehicles.  Read more »

tcz74627_ss4235_choosing-zero-turn-mower What To Look For When Buying A Zero-Turn Mower

(ARA) – Ever wonder how those lawn-care guys get so much done in a day? They use zero-turn radius mowers that can significantly trim the time and effort involved in cutting grass. If you have a large yard to cut, a zero-turn mower can make your task quicker and easier.  Read more »

storing-your-mower Storing Your Mower

The mowing season is coming to an end, and winter is just around the corner! Once you’re done mowing for the year, replace any worn parts and properly store your machine to help ensure it is ready for next spring.  Read more »

Zero-Turn Mower Safety Tips Zero-Turn Mower Safety Tips

Like all lawn mowers, zero-turn mowers require care to prevent accidents when mowing around water, drop-offs, steep inclines and wet conditions.  Prepare for the mowing season by remembering these helpful safety tips: Read more »

wpm_beauty_grass_closeup_loc Choosing the Right Mower

For more than 150 years, human and animal-powered machines have given way to compact equipment powered by internal combustion engines of all sizes and configurations.  Even as caring for yards and gardens becomes more mechanized, homeowners still have a basic choice: power and speed—or muscle and patience—with lots of options in between.  Read more »

Zero-Turn-Radius Mowers Zero-Turn Mowers

Easily maneuverable and time reducing, zero-turn mowers are the fastest-growing category of riding mower today.  Zero-turn mowers turn quickly thanks to independent rear-wheel drives (hydraulically operated transaxles or wheel motors) and front caster-style wheels.  You can cut tight contours, such as around trees and garden beds, without having to reverse.  Read more »

Walk-Behind Mowers Walk-Behind Mowers

Walk-behind mowers are the most popular of all yard machines.  Rotary-style gasoline-engines account for most of the market.  Today’s mowers usually start with just a single pull of a recoil-type starter, or with a battery and simple twist of a key.  Improved deck and blade design have enhanced mulching ability.  Mulching returns nutrients to the soil and eliminates the labor of bagging or raking.  Read more »
Walk-behind rotary mowers come in two basic types: self-propelled and push.  Over recent years there have been many innovations for the push mower.  For example, some manufacturers now offer ground speed controls that allow you to mow at the pace you desire.  Read more »

Riding Mowers Riding Mower Maintenance

Regular maintenance is the most important step for achieving the best performance and longest life out of your riding mower.  If equipped, use the hour meter to track and perform routine services, such as oil changes and spark-plug replacements.  If not equipped with an hour meter, one way to track time used is to put a piece of masking tape on the product and make a pencil mark each time you mow; knowing how long it takes you to mow times the number of marks eliminates the need to guess your number of service hours.  Read more »