STIHL (which is actually pronounced “steel”—or “shteel” if you’re European) has introduced the new FS 56 RC-E, the top-of-the-line model for its new Homescaper Series of straight shaft trimmers. The Stihl FS 56 RC-E trimmer features the company’s new full crank Easy2Start system and semi-automatic choke to ensure starting doesn’t become a strength training exercise. […]
ECHO is a well-known brand that breaks down the barrier between professional and consumer. Their new SRM-225i straight shaft trimmer packs plenty of power in a small package and its i-75 starting system makes this product virtually hassle-free (maybe not as hassle-free as the Ryobi Touchstart straight shaft trimmer, but it also weighs a lot […]
Let me set the scene. It’s hot. You want to get the lawn trimmed and edged, but you dread the thought of pulling out that trimmer because you know you’ve got to yank on that cord several times before it will fire up. Often the cord binds on the first or second pull, and your […]
It’s summer. In Florida, that means copious amounts of perspiration and many hated weekends spent trimming up the grass and edging the lawn. What, you thought all we did here was go to Disney World? If 2-cycle trimmers are the cat’s meow, then 4-cycle trimmers must be better, right? I mean, they’re two more, aren’t […]
With the advent of newer trimmer and lawn products that include 4-cycle engines, we are often asked whether these products are better than their 2-cycle counterparts (literally: “Which is better, 2-stroke or 4-stroke?”) The answer may be simpler than you think, but first it’s important to understand the differences between the two technologies. Each have their strengths, though we wouldn’t consider them fairly matched – at least not for the purposes of portable lawn care products.
You want to have a beautiful, well-manicured lawn, but that doesn’t happen all on its own. To make that happen, you need a reliable and powerful lawnmower. Of course, lawnmowers aren’t cheap. You don’t want to have to replace your mower every year or so. But that’s exactly what will happen if you don’t practice proper lawnmower maintenance. If you take good care of your mower, it will take good care of your lawn for many years to come.
A Kubota mower recall has the company voluntarily recalling 9,500 Zero Turn Riding Mowers due to a fire hazard from a leaking carburetor. The models affected were sold nationwide from February 2008 through December 2008. Owners of these machines should immediately stop using them until they have been inspected by an authorized dealer and a free […]
The challenge was to find the least expensive, gas powered pressure washer available to us locally. Since these tend to be a little on the heavy side of things, we opted to forgo an on-line deal because of the shipping cost and to fulfill our need for instant purchase gratification.The Troy Bilt 020292 Pressure Washer fit the bill.