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All About Zero Turn Mowers

All About Zero Turn Mowers

Let’s assume you don’t mind spending your weekend on cutting the grass, but sometimes you get a little annoyed when it comes to mowing around objects on your lawn that you simply can’t avoid. If you’re one of those lucky owners who have a four wheel equipment, you’re one step closer to getting the job right.

However, what you might not know  is that you can simplify the task and cut your chore time in half with a Zero Turn Radius (ZTR) mower. This kind of equipment can turn on a dime and easily cut the grass around objects such as playscapes and fire-pits.

Furthermore, zero turn mowers offer better visibility and are much faster. Fast and Furious? More like Fast and Precise.

There are a lot of things to consider when deciding to buy a ZTR mower. At Suburban Lawn
Equipment we can help you pick a mower with the right engine design, deck construction, comfort, overall durability, ease of use, and of course, the price.

All About Zero Turn Mowers

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At Suburban Lawn Equipment we have a showroom full of ZTR mowers representing all the heavy hitters such as Toro, Cub Cadet, Stihl, Exmark, Honda, Echo, Grasshopper, Hustler, Walker, Troy Built, Scag & Boss. We’ve been selling and maintaining top quality outdoor power equipment to homes and businesses since 1981. Our team of experts are happy to answer any questions you may have and will guide you to making the right decision for your particular lawn care needs. Get in touch.

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Encouraging Report for the Landscape and Lawn Care Businesses Going into 2016

Landscape Business to Grow in 2016There is good news on the horizon for the Landscape and Lawn Care business. Many landscape contractors reported solid sales, greater profits and stable labor needs this last year. Thanks to growth in housing starts and commercial construction, the landscaping industry has significantly improved over the last few years and things look good all the way through 2020.

According to IBISWorld, a research firm in New York and Los Angeles, a steady increase in per capita disposable income and an aging population in need of a variety of home services will help the lawn care and landscaping industry to grow.

Over half of contractors supplying installation, maintenance, irrigation and lawn care services have reported an increase in sales for 2015 and many are optimistic for this year. Specialty services, such as hardscaping, tree care, pest control, lighting and natural/organic lawn care have also seen a significant growth this past year.

Many contractors are planning to raise prices. They have cited one reason as an increase in spending levels by customers, especially for outdoor living areas and water features. Many also indicated they had a growing need for non-field personnel.

On the down side, a shortage of qualified laborers has dampened the profit margin, as well as higher costs in health insurance, workers compensation and fuel prices. Other top concerns are low-ball competitors, regulations of or bans on water/irrigation and pesticide/fertilizer use.

Don’t be discouraged by this, as the number of landscaping businesses (according to IBISWorld) will grow a mere 2% or so per year over the next five years. When you compare this to 2010’s 4.5% growth rate, or even 2007’s 16% growth rate, things are looking pretty rosy for the established landscape companies.

What do you think this next year will bring for your landscaping business?

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Suburban Lawn Equipment in Delaware sells and services quality landscaping and lawn care equipment. We never sell anything in a box. Your unit is set up and inspected by factory authorized technicians; plus we top it off with oil or gas at pickup. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your commercial lawn mowers have been put together by professionals.

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Winterize Your Lawn Mower in Delaware

Winterize Your Lawn Mower in Delaware

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As the seasons change and the snow begins to fall, it’s time to winterize your lawn mower. With a little post-season preparation, your lawn mower will feel brand new when spring comes back around. You should always store your lawn mower in a cool/dry area, and make sure you cover the mower to prevent wear and tear. But before you cover, you should follow these basic tips below to ensure proper winterization of your lawn mower.

  1. Empty the fuel tank. If you let the gas sit in the fuel tank for an extended period of time, this could cause a clog in the carburetor. We suggest that you run the engine until the gas tank is completely empty.
  2. Replace the oil. Frequently changing the oil within your lawn mower will ensure a longer life sentence. Be sure to use the suggested amount of oil provided by the manufacturer.
  3. Charge the battery. During the winter months, it’s important to charge the battery every so often to prevent battery failure.
  4. Clean the mower deck. As an effort to prevent any rust from forming, you should always clean underneath the mower deck to remove any grass clippings.
  5. Sharpen the blades. It’s better to do this ahead of time, that way when spring comes you are ready to mow!

If you need help with winterizing your lawn mower, contact the experts at Suburban Lawn Equipment. Your One Stop Shop For All Your Outdoor Power Equipment Needs!

Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips Delaware

Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips Delaware

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Whether it is a riding lawn mower or a manual lawn mower, this machinery is the probably the most frequently used piece of power equipment in your household. Therefore, appropriate maintenance is crucial to ensure maximum efficiency and save you money. So what can you do to properly maintain your lawn mower?

Follow these steps below to get started!

  1. Check and change the oil. Prior to fall storage you should change the oil every 50 hours of use to prevent premature engine wear. You should also be changing the oil filter as well to further prevent a build up within the engine lubrication system. Keep in mind that you should always use the recommended oil by the manufacturer for that particular model.
  2. Replace the air filter. We recommend changing the air filter every 25 hours of use per season. Why? Because the air filter prevents dirt and debris from entering the carburetor and/or engine.
  3. Check the tire pressure. Many people forget about the tires, but it’s important to maintain a consistent amount of pressure throughout each tire. Failing to do will results in uneven cutting leaving your lawn appearance in disarray.
  4. Sharpen the blades. Mowers blades endure a heavy amount of wear and tear throughout the season caused by rocks and branches and so forth. We recommend sharpening your lawn mower blade every season and replacing the blade every 1 to 3 years.
  5. Change the spark plug. This is a process that is relatively inexpensive and absolutely critical to ensure an easy start up. We recommend changing the spark every year in order to maintain your lawn mower for use.

If you need help with your lawn mower maintenance, contact the experts at Suburban Lawn Equipment. We Service everything we sell! SubLawnEq.com |302-998-7700