Attaching the JRCO Blower Buggy

Need to cover a lot of ground with a blower to clean off turf, pavement and landscape features? Don’t want to spend loads of money on a blower attachment for your mower, or just don’t want to have to switch between a blower and a mower deck? The JRCO Model 601 Blower Buggy solves this problem by adding a platform to the front of your mower that can carry a commercial walk-behind blower while it’s in operation.

What is the Blower Buggy?

This device is a front-mounted carrier that holds a standard commercial walk-behind leaf blower. Since these blowers don’t have any safety devices like bails on the handle that have to be closed to keep the motor on, they can simply be mounted, started, and moved around by the mower. Continue reading

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Scag Patriot Zero-Turn Rider Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Want to get the most out of your Scag Patriot mower? This guide will walk you through maintenance tasks and help you solve common problems with your ZTR.

Maintenance Schedule

First 10 hours of use: Check hardware for tightness and belts for alignment. Check the hydraulic oil level.

Every 8 hours: Check engine oil level, safety interlock system and tire pressure, and inspect hydraulic hoses for leaks.

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Operating the Scag Patriot Zero-Turn Rider

The Patriot delivers the performance and durability you’d expect from Scag, but even the best equipment can be made better by knowing how to operate it properly. This guide will walk you through everything from starting the engine to cleaning the mower at the end of the work day.

Safety Interlock System

The Patriot uses a safety interlock system that prevents the engine from starting or running unless the deck PTO is disengaged, the steering levers are in neutral, and the operator is in the seat. If the motor won’t start, make sure all these conditions have been met before trying to repair the mower. Continue reading

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Operation Guide for the Scag Giant-Vac YV14-EA190

Ready to put Scag’s YV14-EA190 Yard Vac to work? These tips will help you keep yourself safe, keep your vacuum running and keep your yard clean and tidy.


These vacuums should be handled the same way you would any other power equipment. Always remember to keep body parts away from moving or hot parts, shut off the engine in confined spaces, and only operate it if you fully understand the controls. There are also a few unique safety precautions you should take into consideration:

  • Always wear hearing, vision and breathing protection.
  • Never vacuum burning material.
  • Always make sure the debris bag and adapter are properly installed. Shut off the engine and let it come to a complete stop before removing the bag.
  • Never attempt to repair the blower fan. If it’s damaged, it must be replaced.

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BCS Tractor Operation Guide

When you need a lot of power in a compact space, BCS America’s walk-behind tractors deliver. This guide will walk you through operating their equipment, whether you have a Harvester or Professional Series tractor.

Before Use

Check the engine oil level: Lift up the tractor so that the engine is parallel to the ground. Remove the oil plug/dipstick, located on the left side of the engine near the bottom. Oil should be visible at the top of the filler neck; add 10W-40 oil as needed. Continue reading

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Tips for Troubleshooting Your Mower

mowerMost mowers are built to be easy to operate and maintain, but you’re bound to have problems with even with the best equipment. For walk-behind mowers, at one time or another, you’ll find that the engine just doesn’t want to start. Fortunately, there are a few common causes for this that are easy to fix.


Most small engines use a splash lubrication system with the crankshaft pushing the oil around inside the motor’s bottom end. At temperatures under 50°F (10°C), the oil inside the engine is thicker, which means it takes more effort to spin the crankshaft through it. Usually, it just takes a couple of extra pulls to get the engine running, but if you’re still having difficulty, roll the mower outside so it can warm up in the sun.

If you regularly use your mower at low temperatures, switch to a synthetic oil, which doesn’t thicken as much in the cold. Continue reading

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Prepping Your Lawn in the Fall

A photo by Vectorbeast. the weather starts getting cooler, leaves fall, turf turns brown and weeds finally stop popping up. However, that doesn’t mean you should be done with landscaping: fall is a great time to get your lawn ready for the next year.

Keep the Leaves Off Your Lawn

Thatch from cut grass is bad, but it pales in comparison to the thick mass left by decaying leaves. Keep your lawn raked or blown off through the fall, and make sure the leaves don’t have a chance to gather around trees, fences and other barriers. This will give existing grass the sun exposure it needs to prepare for winter and new grass seed a chance to take root. Continue reading

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Which Echo Chainsaw is Right for Me?

EchoDeciding to buy an Echo chain saw is an easy decision since they have a reputation for reliability, performance and easy maintenance. Deciding which model of Echo to buy is a little more difficult with a choice of over a dozen, or 51 if you factor in all of the different bar lengths. This guide will help you understand the differences so you can find the right saw to fit your needs.

What You Get with All Echo Chain Saws

Every Echo chain saw comes with a professional quality engine and is backed by a 5 year consumer warranty, one-year commercial warranty and 90-day rental warranty. Rest assured: choosing a residential model doesn’t mean you’re buying something that’s disposable. These chain saws are easy to work on, too: the air filter can be removed without tools, and the tensioner is exposed on the side of the chain saw. Echo’s engines also use digital ignition, so they’re easy to start and keep a steady idle. Continue reading

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What Can You Expect From Little Wonder Edgers?

little wonder pro edgerNot all commercial equipment is big: Little Wonder has been building industrial grade walk-behind and hand-held lawn care equipment since they invented the first hedge trimmer over 90 years ago. In that time, they’ve single-handedly created entire markets by inventing high-performance compact devices from mini tillers to blowers. Their Pro Edger is no different, delivering serious cutting performance without serious weight and size.

Power without Bulk

The Pro Edger has a 10-inch steel blade that can cut up to four inches deep for a clean finish. This blade is sharpened on all four sides, so you can simply flip the blade around when one side gets dull. Power is transferred to the blade using a pair of shielded belts to ensure minimal debris and slippage. Depth, belt tension, and blade engagement can all be adjusted from the control panel at the operator’s position. Continue reading

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The Versatility and Features of the Little Wonder Gas Hedge Trimmer


The Little Wonder gas hedge trimmer offers plenty of versatility for almost any trimming project a homeowner encounters. The features of this trimmer, along with the innovative design, make hedge trimming a breeze. These are some of the features and versatility that make the Little Wonder Gas Hedge Trimmer a favorite:

  • Positioning
  • Gear Design
  • Blade Design
  • 13 Ounce Fuel Capacity
  • Commercial Grade Quality
  • Electronic Ignition
  • Convenient Position of Triggers and Switches
  • Added Safety Features

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