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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: 1. Read the Operator’s Manual Before Operation. Read and understand the operator’s manual before operation. The manual provides important maintenance and safety information. 2. Avoid Operating a Mower While Others are Present Do not operate the mower when people, especially…

Pre-Season Lawn Mower Prep

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After your lawn mower has been stored all winter, you should take your machine to your local Toro dealer for any needed maintenance or repairs before using it during the upcoming season. If you like to perform your own maintenance or product repair, it is essential that you review your product’s operator manual before beginning. Here is a list of steps to follow for checking over your mower: Carefully check…

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Improve Your Lawn’s Health

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Ever wonder how to keep weeds from growing in your lawn and when to fertilize? Here are some key tips:. Cut at the right height To promote healthier grass, mowing at to the right height is helpful in preventing weeds because keeping your turf longer helps block sunlight from weed seeds waiting to germinate. When weed seeds are evident, catch your grass clippings and dispose of them, rather than redistributing them on the…

How To Snowblow Your Driveway With Ease

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Snowblowing Tips & Tricks from Toro Don’t fight the wind.  Whenever possible, point the chute downwind so that the wind helps you blow the snow. It is usually best to move up and down the length of a driveway, not perpendicular. In strong crosswinds, start on the upwind side and then work downwind: If little or no wind, first cut a path down the center of the driveway and then…

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Fall Lawn Care Schedule

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If your lawn is looking like a DIY project after the stresses of summer and heavy traffic, there’s good news – fall is the perfect time to start a new lawn care schedule. You don’t need tons of tools or lawn care equipment (though it can help), as long as you follow a few suggestions on timing for making the most out of your yard. Early Fall Early fall is…

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

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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.

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?

Storing Your Mower

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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. If you’re planning to do your own maintenance or just want to see what Toro recommends, here are tips that will help you prepare for winter. See your operator’s manual…

Understanding Blower Power

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When shopping for a new blower, many consumers look at the “miles per hour” rating to assess the power of a blower. However, it is possible for a 230 MPH blower to have more power than a 240 MPH blower. Here is why: MPH alone is not a good measure of power A blower nozzle opening the size of a straw could blow air at 300 mph—it is good for…

Choosing the Right Mower

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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.  A homeowner necessity, lawn mowers today range from manual reel push mowers to technologically sophisticated zero-turn-radius mowers. Speed…