Happy Birthday John Deere!
From JohnDeereJournal.com --
February 7 marks the 212th anniversary of John Deere’s birth, and you’re invited to celebrate! Born in Rutland, Vt., Deere moved west in 1836, seeking a better life in Grand Detour, Illinois. One year later, he perfected the first commercially successful self-scouring steel plow. John Deere died on May 17, 1886, in Moline, Ill., at the age of 82. Thousands of mourners paid their respects at Red Cliff, his home...[read more]
John Deere Introduces the XUV590i and XUV590i S4 Crossover Utility Vehicles
CARY, North Carolina -- John Deere introduces the Gator XUV590i and XUV590i S4 Crossover Utility Vehicles, designed for operators who desire performance, comfort, and customizaiton. Equipped with a powerful twin-cylinder engine, independent four-wheel suspension and availability of more than 75 attachments, the XUV590i provides an unparalelled balance of performance and work capability in the mid-size...[read more]
Importance of Keeping Mower Blades Sharp
Why Sharp Blades Matter
The difference between a sharp razor and the razors that you try to get one last shave out of is quite apparent when you irritate and cut your face when using the old one. A brand new blade gives a nice, clean shave. The same thing happens when cutting grass. If the blades are nicked or dull, the lawn will end up with a ragged trim, causing it to suffer damage and become more susceptible to pests and diseases....[read more]
Equipment Review: STIHL FS 90 R Trimmer STIHL has long been known as one of the top power equipment manufacturers in the world, and for good reason. STIHL produces top rated equipment in every category from chainsaws and concrete cutters to augers and drills. One of their highest rated products is the FS 90 R professional trimmer (a 4.7 out of 5 stars with 205 reviews). This is currently our top-selling trimmer and for good reason. This low-emission, versatile trimmer is the well-rounded...[read more]
12 Fun Facts About Lawns and Lawn Mowers
1. The first lawn mower was invented by an Englishman, Edwin Beard Budding. Patented in 1830, Budding originally got the idea from watching a cutting cylinder at a local cloth mill. It was nearly 10 years later until a working machine would be produced.
2. The average American spends 4 hours per week tending to their lawn. That totals an average of 208 hours per year, or over a week!
3. Powered lawn mowers cause roughly...[read more]
New Innovations on Commercial Mowers
Lawn mower manufacturers are tirelessly strive to bring more technology to their new models. They are constantly innovating with the intent to make mowing and maintaining your mower simpler. While residential mowers usually get upgrades that enhance the comfort and usability of the machine, commercial models get innovations that increase productivity and efficiency. Some new innovations to keep an eye out for are listed...[read more]
2-cycle vs. 4-cycle
A trimmer can be a handy tool to tidy up areas of your lawn that your mower can’t reach. They can also be used to tackle weed problems and edge sidewalks and driveways. Gas trimmer engines come in two styles - two-cycle and four-cycle (two-stroke/four-stroke). Each style has its advantages and disadvantages ranging from maneuverability to power output.
Two-cycle trimmers require the use of a fuel and oil mixture. The gasoline must be mixed...[read more]
Ethanol and Your Power Equipment
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During one of your visits to your local gas station, I’m sure you’ve noticed labels on the gas pumps stating that the gasoline that they offer is either a 10% (E10) or 15% (E15) blend of ethanol. What exactly is ethanol you ask? Ethanol is a renewable fuel made from various plant materials collectively known as "biomass." Some mowers, like the Z925M Flex Fuel from John Deere...[read more]
The History of the Lawn Mower
The days of using grazing animals and scythes to manicure our lawns are long gone. Let’s take a look at a timeline explaining the revolution of the modern lawn mower.
1830: "Gentlemen will find using my machine an amusing ... healthful exercise." — British mechanic Edward Bear Budding submits patent application for the first lawnmower.
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If you are an experienced landscaper, you understand that there's a lot more to mowing the grass than simply shortening the length of the grass blades. Quality of cut, efficiency, and comfort are key factors to consider when maintaining a beautiful, healthy lawn.
That’s where John Deere zero-turn ZTrak mowers come into play, satisfying these necessities for the residential homeowner and commercial landscape professional alike.
Browsing over our large...[read more]
Stihl has just announced two new Chainsaws - the MS 193 C-E for residential use and the 193 T for professionals! We will carry these new products as soon as we can, or you can special order one if we don't yet have it in our showrooms.
Read the Full Press releases below:
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The newest addition to the iconic line of STIHL chain saws, the STIHL MS 193 C-E,combines compact design with advanced engine technology, and boasts one of...[read more]