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With spring around the corner, it's almost time to trade your winter outdoor power equipment for the mower that's been biding its time in the back of the garage. While there's regular, season-round maintenance for your mower throughout the year, spring is an especially important time to get your equipment into shape. When performing spring mower maintenance, you can identify anything that might be beyond regular wear and tear–like parts that need replacing, or a pesky issue that exceeds at-home troubleshooting and needs a specialist.  A spring tune-up doesn't have to be an overwhelming task. Ensuring that your motor is operating...

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Ideal for work bigger jobs out on the back forty, or smaller tasks closer home, your Husqvarna chainsaw needs proper maintenance to live a long life. Follow our how to guide to replace the chain on your Husqvarna chainsaw in eight easy steps. Read more »
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The last thing you need on a snowy, cold winter morning is to have your snow blower fail you. Here are a few recently asked questions to help troubleshoot some common snow blower and snow thrower issues. Read more »
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Smack in the middle of winter, your Cub Cadet mower might be feeling a little left out of all the action. Rather than leave this outdoor power house stored away for the rest of winter's snowfall, a quick install of tire chains can transform your Cub Cadet mower into an all powerful workhorse, no matter the season.     How to Install Tire Chains on your Cub Cadet Mower  1. Familiarize yourself with the owner's manual. This handy guide will note any special concerns you might have about the operation of your mower, or the addition of tire chains for...

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Prepping your trusty 2X or 3X snow thrower for yet another winter, or getting ready to face its first blizzard, these snow thrower maintenance tips can help ensure you're prepared for cold and snowy weather this winter. INSTRUCTIONS: Step 1: Prepare your snow blower for maintenance. Place your snow blower on a flat surface. Turn the engine off and let it cool down. Remove the safety ignition key to prevent accidental starting of the engine. Step 2: Change the engine oil in your snow thrower. Best to have the engine warm. Drain plug is usually located on the bottom side...

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Dropping temperatures and color-changing leaves usher in the colder months of the year. Taking some time now to do some basic maintenance can help save you time and frustration at the start of the next mowing season. This article will tell you how to prepare your Troy-Bilt riding lawn mower for off season storage. Depending on your model, the instructions listed below may vary slightly. Always be sure to check your Operator's Manual for detailed instructions.Step 1 - Pre-Prep*Be sure the mower is on a flat, level surface. Turn the engine off and make sure it is cool.*Gather the necessary...

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Using the proper fuel is critical in maintaining the safe and effective operation of your STIHL equipment. All STIHL gas-powered tools run on a 50:1 mixture of gasoline and 2-cycle engine oil. When it’s time to mix your fuel, follow these step-by-step instructions. Read more »
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Oil, gas, belts, or blades, P&P Small Engines is ready to help you get your tractor into gear. Follow our guide to replacing blades on your Husqvarna tractor.
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Seasonal service and maintenance is important for your Cub Cadet mower, but there are also annual tune-ups you can't miss! Changing your oil and gas on schedule are two of the best ways to make sure your Cub Cadet walk behind and zero-turns stay in tip top condition year round.  Read more »

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All year round, your Husqvarna chainsaw is a handy tool that should be kept in tip-top condition. In the unpredictable aftermath of a winter blizzard or a summer thunderstorm, your Husqvarna chainsaw will help you clear the debris and get your property back into shape. Follow our Husqvarna chainsaw daily maintenance guide to keep your equipment ready for whatever weather comes your way.  Husqvarna Chainsaw Daily Maintenance Guide Step 1: Carefully clean the outside of your chainsaw. Step 2: Ensure that all components of the throttle control are working safely and appropriately. This includes the throttle lockout and throttle control. ...

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