Saturday, December 26, 2009

YakTrax: The best traction devices for your feet!

Are you tired of slipping and falling on the packed snow or ice this winter?  Do you have elderly friends or family that have fallen on the packed snow and ice? Then you know the cost of not having traction devices!

YakTrax traction devices offer 360 degrees of traction. The coiled spring steel is wrapped around tough provides traction that is unrivaled by any other traction devices! YakTrax are the perfect solution for anyone walking, hiking, jogging, or working on packed snow and ice. Their fans span everyone from the elderly gathering their mail from the mailbox, to mail carriers, to Winter Olympics employees, to workers working in Antarctic, Ice Hockey Trainers, or anyone else who does not want to fall on the packed snow and ice!  View the list of happy users!

There are 2 different models. The Walker model is lighter duty than the Pro model. The Walker model is designed for those who walk on the snow and ice. The Pro model is designed for those who work and are otherwise very active on snow and ice. Another good reason to purchase the Pro models is to prevent them from slipping off your footwear. Visit YakTrax's website to learn more about their uses, features, and the difference between the Pro and Walker models and then come back here and purchase your very own pair (or pairs) of YakTrax!

YakTrax Walker Sizes

YakTrax Pro Sizes

What should I do to winterize my lawn mower?

There are several things that are rather important to increase the chances of your machine starting in the spring without a severe work over by your small engine technician.  Below are a list of things that need to be completed, in the order of importance (in my opinion).

1.  Service your fuel system:
  • A. Stabilize your fuel and run the engine for several minutes to allow the fuel stabilizer to permeate the fuel sysem OR
  • B. Drain your fuel and run the engine out of gas OR
  • C. Perform "A", shut off the in-line fuel shut off and then run the engine out of fuel.
2.  Change the engine oil.
3.  If your mower has a battery, disconnect the negative battery cable (or both) from the battery. Optionally, you could add a battery disconnect on the positive side and then simple turn it off.  There are several of these available, however, I would recommend the "safety switch" model.  This particular one is very simple.  You simple "turn" the switch off in the fall and "turn" it back on in the spring.

For an in-depth Fall Winterizing guide, visit the Superior Power Equipment Forum.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Welcome to the Lawn Mower Blog!

Welcome to the Lawn Mower Blog brought to you by Superior Power Equipment Sales and Service! This blog will be updated by me, the owner, Eli Burkholder.

I have about 15 years of experience servicing, repairing, and rebuilding all types and brands of power equipment. Here are several engine brands that I have experience servicing:
  • Honda,
  • Briggs and Stratton,
  • Tecumseh,
  • Kohler,
  • Kawasaki,
And I have experience servicing the following equipment brands:
  • Stihl,
  • Shindaiwa,
  • Husqvarna,
  • Echo,
  • RedMax,
  • MTD,
  • Murray,
  • John Deere,
  • Jonsered,
  • and MANY MORE!
I have experience with the following types of power equipment:
  • Riding Lawn Mowers,
  • Zero Turn Mowers,
  • Walk Behind Mowers,
  • Tillers,
  • String Trimmers,
  • ATVs,
  • Chain Saws
  • Virtually anything that has a small engine on it!
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