Power Equipment Care and Maintenance

  1. What Kind Of Safety Gear Should I Wear When Using Lawn Equipment?

    What Kind Of Safety Gear Should I Wear When Using Lawn Equipment?
    It's tempting to just pull out the lawn mower or trimmer and get to work wearing whatever you happen to have on. Working in the yard around your home doesn't seem all that dangerous. Sure, professional landscapers wear protective gear but that's just because they work with bigger equipment and they're out working all day. Right? Not so much. Yard...
  2. Here's What To Do If You Hit A Tree With Your Trimmer or Mower

    Here's What To Do If You Hit A Tree With Your Trimmer or Mower
    If you're working in a yard where trees are growing, it's important to avoid running into them with your lawn equipment. But accidents happen, and sometimes you're faced with a situation where you got a string-line trimmer too close to the tree or you bumped into a tree with the lawnmower. When that happens, there's a good chance you damaged...
  3. This Is How You Can Tell Whether To Clean Or Replace The Spark Plug In A Small Engine

    This Is How You Can Tell Whether To Clean Or Replace The Spark Plug In A Small Engine
    Cleaning and replacing your spark plugs is a key part of regular lawn equipment maintenance. The good news is they're also one of the easiest parts to remove and replace. They're pretty inexpensive, and if you learn to do spark plug maintenance yourself you'll also save money that way. Keep reading to learn how to remove a spark plug, figure...
  4. 5 Must-Have Tips For Choosing and Outfitting Your Commercial Landscaper Trailers

    5 Must-Have Tips For Choosing and Outfitting Your Commercial Landscaper Trailers
    If you're a professional landscaper, you know the value of quality equipment. And you need a safe, convenient way to get that equipment from one job to the next. That's where commercial utility trailers come in. These trailers are designed for all sorts of different hauling needs, though, not just landscaping. To make them just right for your business they're...
  5. Everything You Need To Know About Fueling Your Gasoline-Powered Lawn Equipment

    Everything You Need To Know About Fueling Your Gasoline-Powered Lawn Equipment
    Fueling a car is pretty easy. You just pull up to the gas pump and fill up. But what about your gasoline powered lawn equipment? Maybe you've heard you need to be careful of ethanol in your gasoline, or you're wondering when you need to mix things like oil and stabilizers into your fuel. No worries. We've got your quick...
  6. Understanding Oil Ratings For Your 2-Cycle Engine

    Many people know a 2-cycle engine runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. What you might not know is how important it is that you use the right type of oil. The vast majority of our handheld chainsaws, blowers, edgers, trimmers, etc. run on 2-cycle engines, so this is a question that affects many lawn equipment owners. Two-cycle oils...
  7. The Basics of Winterizing Your Tools

    The Basics of Winterizing Your Tools
    Yearly maintenance plays a key role in keeping your lawn tools in good working order. Putting tools away for winter is a good reminder to clean them off and take care of any maintenance tasks that have accumulated over the working season. When you're ready to store the tools, try to find a dry place protected from frost. If you...
  8. Winter Equipment Care

    Winterizing lawn equipment usually involves cleaning the equipment, draining fuel, and finding a good place to store it for the next few months. In southern parts of the country, however, outdoor equipment might not spend all winter in storage. If it is warm enough for the grass to grow, or if you planted a winter lawn, the lawn mower will...
  9. Storing Lawn Equipment

    Winter is coming, and that means less work for lawn equipment. During a particularly mild winter there might still be need for lawn mowers and trimmers, but it's more likely that they will be spending a few months in storage. To make sure mowers, trimmers, and other lawn equipment still runs well after sitting idle for a few months, take...
  10. eXmark Advantages

    Richardson Saw & Lawnmower carries such a wide selection of quality lawnmower brands that it can be hard to know which one to choose. Each brand has unique qualities, and its own particular take on cutting decks, comfort systems, and other features. Getting to know the different options and features of each brand can help in narrowing down the selection...

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