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How to Winterize Your Mower

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Take the time to do some basic Fall maintenance to protect your mower during the cold winter off-season by following these 4 steps to Winterize Your Mower. Plus, indoor and outdoor storage tips.

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What Kind of Oil Should I Use in My Lawn Mower?

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What Kind of Oil Should I Use in My Lawn Mower? The safest bet when it comes to oil will always be to use the kind of oil your lawn mower manufacturer recommends in the operator or engine manual for your particular mower. While SAE 30 motor oil is commonly recommended for lawn mower engines, each engine manufacturer’s recommendation may be unique and might include recommendations based on your local climate. For these reasons, it is best to follow the…

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The Benefits of Sharp Mower Blades

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Your mower will cut faster and deliver a better quality of cut with sharp blades. Read more about the benefits of sharp mower blades and how to sharpen them yourself.

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8 Things to Look For When Buying A Zero Turn Mower

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Zero-urn mowers offer the ability to cut tight contours, meaning less time on foot with a hand trimmer or push mower. They also offer improved visibility and faster cutting speeds, so you can spend less time maintaining the lawn and more time enjoying it. Discover the 8 Things to Look for When Buying a Zero Turn Mower.

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Spring Checklist for Your Lawn Mower

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Spring is a great time to take stock of your mower’s maintenance needs and get them taken care of before the growing season. Follow our 6 Step Spring Checklist for Your Lawn Mower to make sure your mower is in top shape for the new cutting season.

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Riding Mower Maintenance

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Regular maintenance is the most important step for achieving the best performance and longest life out of your riding mower. Follow these 7 Steps to Maintain Your Riding Mower.

Self-Propelled Personal Pace Toro Walk-Behind Mower

Buying Guide: Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Mower

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Review this Buyer’s Guide for Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Mowers where we share the top features to look for when shopping for your new mower.

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How to Get Your Outdoor Power Equipment Ready for Spring

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After your outdoor power equipment has been stored all winter, it may need a bit of maintenance to get everything back in top shape for spring. Here are the 4 outdoor power tools we’ll review in this article: Riding Mowers Walk Power Mowers Leaf Blowers/Vacs Trimmers As you look over each piece of equipment for any maintenance needs, keep an eye out for these key elements to evaluate if your…

Toro Zero Turn Mower Safety Tips

Zero Turn Mower Safety Tips

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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: Before Mowing Read and understand the operator’s manual before operation. The manual provides important maintenance and safety information. Make certain safety devices are working properly, and never bypass or remove any safety equipment. While Mowing Do not operate…

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

How to Minimize Problems When Using Ethanol-Blended Gasoline

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently limits an ethanol-gasoline blend of 10% ethanol (or E10) as a standard transportation fuel. However, 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.