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Your Cub Cadet snow thrower can be your best friend on cold, snowy mornings, but without proper maintenance it can quickly become your worst enemy. Follow our Cub Cadet Maintenance and Safety Guide to ensure your Cub Cadet snow thrower starts when you need it most. Read more »
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Your trusty lawnmower has performed all summer long, and now it's time to show your outdoor power equipment a little bit of love. Before the cold winter months settle in, follow this quick at-home guide for end of season fall mower maintenance to keep your gear in tip-top shape for next year.  End of Season Fall Mower Maintenance Clean the TankAdd a fuel stabilizer and let your mower's motor run until all of the gas has been used up. Adding a stabilizer before emptying out the fuel tank will assist in clearing out your lines, and preventing the carburetor from...

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Whether it's your mower, tractor, or handheld equipment, P&P Small Engines is here to answer all of your MTD troubleshooting questions. With a number of frequently asked questions, we'll guide you through easy at-home steps to troubleshoot your MTD outdoor power equipment from the comfort of your own garage.     Troubleshoot your MTD Mower    Mower won't start? If you can't get your mower to turn over, it might be one of these seven common issues: –– The control handle's not engaged–– You need to reconnect the spark plug wire–– Replace the fuel tank with new gas–– Clean the fuel...

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Cutting your grass too low can lead to unhealthy growth patterns, and you might even invite pesky weeds to take up residence in your yard. If you want to take first place in this year's neighborhood lawn competition, just follow our guide to learn about proper mowing heights. 
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Regular maintenance ensures a long life of optimum performance for your mowers and outdoor lawn equipment. To get your gear ready for the summer season, follow our outdoor equipment summer maintenance checklist. For mowers and motorized outdoor equipment: 1. Change oil and oil filter 2. Change air filter 3. Clean the mower deck and underneath the deck  4. Inspect spark plugs; replace if necessary 5. Inspect blades; sharpen or replace if necessary  6. Stabilize the fuel if you didn't empty the tank before storing 7. Clean the carburetor  8. Inspect fuel filter; replace if necessary  9. Check tire pressure 10....

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Zero-turn mowers keep your property looking clean in less time. Designed for landowners, farmers, and professional landscape contractors who desire efficiency and comfort. Read more »
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A Cub Cadet wood chipper is a great year-long tool, but only if its provided the proper maintenance. Without regular service, your wood chipper can become a safety hazard – not to mention costly repairs that could otherwise be avoided. To ensure proper maintenance and a long life for your wood chipper, follow our maintenance guide.  Before Each Use 1. Remove all debris.  2. Inspect and clean the control linkage to avoid malfunctions with your control switch.  3. Top off oil and fuel.  Wood Chipper Use Every 8 Hours of Use 1. Lubricate: control levers, discharge chute swivel pivot joints,...

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There's always a chance you will need a Snow Blower Part during, or right after a snowstorm (after all, that's when you're most likely to use your snow blower). But in wintry conditions, it isn't always convenient to go out and buy parts. Also, the part you need may not be readily available. To better prepare for this type of emergency situation, you should keep the following spare parts on hand:Drive belt(s)Spark plugOilFresh fuelSkid shoesKeyShear pinsShave plateLubrication oil and/or greasePlease consult your Operator's Manual and/or Illustrated Parts List for exact part numbers and/or location of these components on specific units.

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To achieve peak productivity, safety, and performance, follow these steps when starting your Husqvarna chainsaw. Read more »
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Are you using the right STIHL chainsaw? STIHL chainsaws are ideal for homes, farms, and other professional operations. Follow our STIHL Chainsaw Guide to select the right chainsaw for you. Read more »
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