Posts Tagged ‘lawn mowers’


Lawn Mower Cleaning And Maintenance Tips

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

lawn-mowerCleaning And Maintenance Tips For Your Lawn Mower

The ability of your turf to have healthy and good-looking grass depends greatly on your lawn mower.

Your turf will suffer greatly if you are using a poor piece of equipment when mowing. You will have a hard time as well getting the result you want for your lawn with a poorly performing equipment.

To avoid such problems, it is important to properly and regularly maintain and clean your lawn mower.

Below are some of the key lawn mower cleaning, care, and maintenance tips you should follow:

Regularly check and change your mower’s oil. Experts say that you should check the condition and level of your equipment’s oil every eight hours of use. Fresh oil will have a golden or amber color and it will darken as it ages.

True-Value-Hardware-store-reedsburg-wisconsin-lawn-mowersAt least once per season or after every 50 hours of use, change the oil. Also, always use oil that is recommended by the manufacturer for that model.

Add a fuel stabilizing product to fresh fuel. Adding the right amount of fuel stabilizer will keep fuel fresher longer.

However, make sure you follow the equipment’s manual for instructions on leaving fuel in the engine during storage since this usually varies depending on the brand or manufacturer.

Always clean the air filter properly in place. The air filter of a lawn mower prevents dirt, dust, and debris from entering the carburetor and engine. It should be cleaned or changed every 25 hours of engine operation or at least once per mowing season.

Also, you need to replace the pleated, paper air filters regularly as well. You can clean the foam air filters with hot water and a small amount of detergent and leave it to air dry before being saturated with new engine oil and reinstalled.

Get rid of oil stain using a degreaser. Spray a good brand of degreaser on oil stains. Leave the degreaser on the stain for 10 to 15 minutes before wiping it off with a clean cloth and rinse everything off with a hose.

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For a Healthy Lawn Don’t Shred Your Grass!

Friday, May 5th, 2017

lawn-mowingAre You Cutting Your Grass or Shredding It?

Have you ever had your mower blade checked to ensure it is sharp enough to cut your grass correctly? Did you know that a dull mower blade can cause severe damage to grass which can lead to greater turf maintenance costs and requirements? Hopefully you’ve answered “Yes!” to the above questions, please, read on!

Regardless of how sharp you keep you mower blade, every time you mow the grass the blade is put through a period of “shock” from the cutting. When a blade of grass is severed, the remaining grass plant must go through a period of healing to seal the cut.

healthy-grass-lawnA sharp blade cuts cleanly through the grass and leaves a nice, straight slice, which minimizes the shock to the plant and the time required for healing. On the other hand, a dull blade will basically shred the grass. Even though the grass is “cut,” it’s shredded, ripped, and severely torn, which causes the grass plant to endure an extended period of healing and water loss. Not to mention, a greater risk of becoming infected or infested with microbes or insects. A grass plant that endures a nice, clean slice is far less likely to suffer prolonged damage or disease.

lawn-mower-bladeIf you’re handy with tools and know your way around a mower, sharpening your own blade isn’t that difficult. Many retail locations sell a sharpening grinding stone designed specifically for mower blades. You can also purchase a tool that will hold the blade in place when you are removing the bolt that secures the blade to the engine shaft. Use a permanent marker or awl to mark the bottom of the blade before you remove it. And, safety first, which means always removing the spark plug wire from the spark plug before doing anything under or around the mower!

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Four Tips for Buying the Right Lawn Mower

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

true-value-riding-lawn-mowersFour Tips For Purchasing The Right Lawn Mower

If you have a lawn at your house but its care isn’t protected by rental or home agreement then chances are high that sometime in your life you’ll feel the need of a lawn mower.

They’re machines with one or two revolving blades for cutting down the grass of your lawn in such a way that it becomes of even height.

However, with so many options available in the market purchasing one can be confusing sometimes. If you go out for purchasing a lawn mower without proper knowledge you’ll find yourselves baffled by the large number of options that are available.

In this article, I’m going to make the entire process easier for you by breaking it down into four tips:

lawn-garden-mowers-tools1. Determine the type of mower that you want to purchase:

There are several types of lawn mowers available in the market.

For example:

Push mowers
Robotic mowers
Self-propelled mowers
Riding mowers
Lawn tractors etc.

Which one you choose will depend on the type of lawn that you have. If you’ve a small lawn then a push mower will be fine for it. If you like to try gadgets in every bit of your life then a robotic mower can do the job for you. If you’ve a lawn with hills or slopes then a self-propelled mower will be required and if area of your lawn is larger than ½ acre then you’ll be better off with a riding mower. Determine the right type and you’re half done!

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Simplicity Mower Sale Event & Rebates

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Special Simplicity Sale Event – Best Prices of the Year on Simplicity Lawn/Garden Tractors and Z-turn Riding Mowers

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PLUS, SIMPLICITY REBATES SAVE YOU EVEN MORE! (Scroll down for details)

Hurry in to the Reedsburg True Value Super Store while Mowers and Rebates Last!!

Don’t know what to do with your old mower? We take trade-ins too!!

THE SIMPLICITY DIFFERENCE

When you are looking for a lawn or garden tractor, there are many manufacturers and features from which to choose. But if you focus on what’s important, quality of cut and having a great looking lawn, the decision will be easy… Simplicity.

Free Floating™ Mower Deck — The secret to getting a beautiful looking lawn is the Simplicity Free Floating™ Mower Deck with full-width rollers. This exclusive Simplicity mower deck features infinite height-of-cut control, freedom to float up or down at the rear and to pivot with the front axle. You can follow every ground contour for a clean, smooth and precise cut through the entire yard and, not to mention, create a ball-park stripe effect.

The Simplicity Dealer Advantage — Unlike some outdoor power equipment manufacturers, Simplicity products are sold only through independent dealers. Your Simplicity Dealer offers end-to end service to help you select the product that is right for you and maintain it for years to come.

Learn about how your local Simplicity dealer is your go-to expert for new mower, small engine repairs and mower maintenance:

Simplciity Dealers Offer More Value and Benefits

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Simplicity Memorial Day Tractor Rebates:

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Toro Cordless Mower Video Preview

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Toro e-Cycler™ Cordless Mower

Video preview of the new Toro cordless mower

Say hello to the greenest member of the recycler family, Toro’s all-new e-cycler cordless electric motor.

toro-cordless-mowerThe e-cycler combines Toro superior mulching performance with an earth-friendly design that makes caring for your lawn easy without the mess of gas and oil.

The e-cycler is powered by a whisper-quiet 36 volt brushed permanent magnet motor.

With its 3 12 volt batteries the e-cycler can cut up to 10,000 square feet on a single charge making it the perfect choice for lawns up to a quarter acre in size.

For fast convenient charging just plug into any standard outlet. The e-cycler can reach a 70 percent charge in around three hours and will be easily reachable charge when plugged in overnight.

The e-cycler also features a 20 inch steel mowing deck with excellent mulching capabilities. With its four inch deep dome design and front row chamber the e-cycler menses clippings then disperses them back into the soil where they decompose to promote a healthy lawn.

When conditions aren’t right for recycling the convenient top mount bag design lets you quickly convert the mower to bagging mode. Setting the cutting height is easy to for maximum flexibility you can choose heights between one and four inches.

And the e-cycler is also easy to use at only 77 pounds the weight compares favorably to most other battery powered mowers. The integrated single hand control lever is simple to operate.

The e-cycler mower from Toro designed to deliver reliable performance backed by one of the best warranties in the industry.

It’s Toro’s most environmentally friendly mower designed for durability and simplicity with a high level of performance that makes Toro the professionals choice.

For top quality cordless lawn mowers and Toro outdoor power equipment stop in to Reedsburg True Value Hardware today!