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Look Before You Pump — and Buy the Right Fuel for Your Outdoor Power Equipment

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Most outdoor power equipment was not built, designed or warranted to run on fuel greater than E10, and using higher ethanol blends can damage or destroy it. In fact, using any fuel that contains more than 10 percent ethanol is illegal to use in outdoor power equipment. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute encourages you to “look before you pump” to ensure it is the right fuel for your outdoor power…

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Toro The Science of Recycling

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Using a mower that recycles your clippings doesn’t just make mowing faster and easier. Toro actually developed a completely different cutting system to do the most good for your grass… and the environment. On Toro Recycler mowers, the shape of the cutting chamber was designed to keep the grass clippings airborne. And it’s got these deflectors that “kick” the grass back through the specially designed blades. Now this is key…

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How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades – Toro TimeCutter

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Learn how to sharpen lawn mower blades easily with these instructions for Toro TimeCutter zero-turn riding lawn mowers. Mower blade maintenance helps ensure a clean cut and reduces grass shredding or tearing. Prior to sharpening, make sure to review safety information in the operator’s manual. To repair small dents in a Toro TimeCutter blade, safely remove the blade from the mower deck and secure the center of the blade, as…

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Lawn Mower Blade Maintenance Instructions – Toro TimeCutter

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This video provides instructions on how to service lawn mower blades on Toro TimeCutter riding lawn mowers. Sharp lawn mower blades provide a clean cut and reduce grass shredding for a professional, high quality cut. You will need to remove the mower deck in order to loosen the blade bolts and remove them for service. See the Toro how-to video on removing a mower deck for more information. Check the…

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Fuel Tips for Gasoline Lawn Mowers and Snow Blowers

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Wondering what type of gasoline to put in your lawn mower or snow blower? Having trouble starting your mower? A Toro lawn mower maintenance expert explains what kind of gasoline to use and provides other lawn mower fuel tips, highlighted below, in Toro’s Mower Minute: Fuel Facts. – Most lawn mowers and snow blowers use ethanol-gasoline blends up to E10 (10% ethanol). Read the Engine Operator’s manual and Equipment Operator’s…

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How to Stripe Your Lawn – 30” Lawn Striping System

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It’s easy to stripe your lawn with the Toro 30” lawn striping system. It’s made specifically for the Toro 30” Timemaster mower. Easy to attach, fill with basic clean sand and you’re ready to stripe your lawn. Create beautiful ball-field designs.



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by Matthew Lawonn Menomonee Falls, WI About seven years ago, my Grandfather and I decided that it was time for a new lawn mower. We both agreed that it would be better for us to go to a dealer, so we can get to know the people behind the name, rather than a “big box store” approach. So, when we walked into the dealership, we knew that we would be…


Turf Wars

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By Doug Jimerson I received a phone call the other day from my youngest son, Graham, who currently lives in Los Angeles. He told me that he’d applied for a job near our home in Iowa, and that if he was hired, he’d be moving back to the Midwest in the next month. I was totally shocked. After all, he’d wanted to live in California since he was very young….


Mowing Advice

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By Doug Jimerson I grew up with circus people. Or more precisely, circus person. As a young man, my grandfather worked as an acrobat in a traveling circus. He and his two partners would go from city to city, showing off their precise movements on the fulcrum, trampoline, and balance beam. By the time I knew him, however, my grandfather had long since retired from the circus and worked for…


What To Look For When Buying A Zero-Turn Mower

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(ARA) – Ever wonder how those lawn-care guys get so much done in a day?