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Man using hose to clean off and winterize his mower

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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Start your spring season strong with a great cut from the start. Your mower will cut faster and deliver a better quality of cut with sharp blades, so make sure your blades are sharp! One of the top maintenance items for any rotary mower is to ensure blades are properly sharpened, balanced and in good working order. Why Sharp Blades Matter Think about the difference between the times you shave with…

Man sitting on riding Toro Zero-Turn Mower on lawn

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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Is Your Mower Ready for Spring?

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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. That way, you’ll be ready to roll when the growth of your lawn hits full stride. Not only does a properly maintained mower perform better, but it will also last longer and be more reliable over the course of its life. Always consult your owner’s manual to determine what specific…

Woman on Toro Riding zero-turn Mower around trees

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.

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…

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How to Get Your Outdoor Power Equipment Ready for Spring

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After your equipment has been stored all winter, it may need a bit of maintenance to get everything back in top shape for spring. If you plan on taking any of your power equipment to a local dealer for preseason maintenance or repairs, now is a great time to get that taken care of! By the time spring rolls around, service dealerships may be all booked up, so it’s the…

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.