Category Archives: Zero Turn Radius Lawnmowers

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

Visit our website for more Zero Turn Mowers that we have in stock.

We Service everything we Sell!

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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Why Buy a Zero Turn Mower?

Do you have a large yard that takes hours to cut and trim? A zero turn radius (ZTR) mower can help you get the job done in half the time and eliminates much of the need for trimming. Because they can turn on a dime, a ZTR can easily mow around objects such as playscapes and fire-pits.

Unlike tractors, zero turn radius mowers can cut those tight turns , offer better visibility and are faster. When deciding on what ZTR mower to buy, there are a lot of things to take into consideration, such as; engine design, overall durability, comfort, ease of use, deck construction and price.

First off, it is best to determine exactly what your needs are. If you are simply a weekend warrior, you won’t need all the bells and whistles. However, if cutting grass is your livelihood, then a more durable and commercial grade ZTR mower is a wiser choice.

This article by yardcare.com may guide you towards your purchase.

Suburban Lawn Equipment is your local Toro Dealer — we sell and service the full line of Toro zero turn mower.

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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Tips for Marketing Your Lawn Care Business

Tips for Marketing Your Lawn Care Business

Marketing Strategies for Your Landscape and Lawn Care Business from Suburban Lawn Equipment of Delaware

Are you looking to grow your lawn care business?

As with any type of business, marketing is a necessary evil when it comes to maintaining or growing it. Although your lawn care business may be seasonal, using a variety of marketing strategies can help to get you more business so that you’ll have more income to survive the off-season.

Getting new customers can be tough and the staff at Suburban Lawn Equipment understands that. Our business is to support all your lawn care and landscape equipment needs. We are here to help you not only stay in business, but to thrive.

Here are a Few Best Practices to Implement When Marketing Your Lawn Care or Landscaping Business:

  1. Business Cards – Many people hold onto business cards for future actions. Place your cards in local stores that allow for this.
  2. Local Directories and Yellow Pages – It is important get listed in as many online directories and the yellow pages. Taking the time to do this can help you find new customers.
  3. Website (Desktop & Mobile) – This is a great tool for listing all the services you provide, pricing structure, as well as giving potential customers a way learn more about the history of your business. Having an online quote form for site visitors to fill out can also be greatly rewarding.
  4. Blogging & Social Networking – Facebook and Twitter is a great method to grab attention and gain new customers. While blogging relevant lawn care tips can keep customers engaged and promote referrals.
  5. Free Classified Newspapers or Local Newspapers – Convenience stores often have a rack of these. While not fancy these free or local papers can reach a large audience and the cost per ad is generally reasonable.
  6. Local Internet Classifieds – This can be a low cost way to advertise
  7. Door Hangers –Have your crew leave door hangers on adjacent homes when out mowing your customer’s lawn. You want to have a list of service and cost and having a detachable business card they can remove easily to save for later action.
  8. Magnetic Signs – Having nice magnetic signs on the sides of your truck is free advertising!
  9. Yard Signs – Placed in customer’s yards with their approval can be an invaluable way to drum up business.

Let Suburban help keep your Delaware lawn care business on the turf. We have all the top lawn care equipment models: Cub Cadet, Echo, Exmark, STIHL, Scag, Toro, Honda, Hustler, Troy-Bilt and Walker. Suburban doesn’t just sell outdoor power equipment, we service it to. We have EETC Technicians on staff that can trouble-shoot or maintain ALL of the outdoor power equipment we sell. That is something the Big Box Stores don’t offer!

 

Suburban is currently offering 0% financing for 48 months on any new Scag mower. Stop by for a test drive today!

Suburban is currently offering 0% financing for 48 months on any new Scag mower. Stop by for a test drive today!

Suburban is currently offering 0% financing for 48 months on any new Scag mower. Stop by for a test drive today!

 

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Top Ten Reasons to Buy Your Commercial Equipment From Suburban Lawn Equipment of Delaware

Suburban Lawn Equipment has your back when it comes to running your Delaware landscaping business. We are there for you when you buy your commercial equipment, helping you make smart choices. We help you maintain your equipment and finance it. This is something a ‘Big Box’ Store can’t do.

Top Ten Reasons to Buy Your Commercial Equipment From Suburban Lawn Equipment of Delaware:

  1. Family Owned and Operated for Over 30 Years
  2. Wide Variety of Lawn Mowers and Tractors
  3. Reliable and Durable Power Equipment
  4. Trained & Experienced Staff
  5. Guaranteed OEM Parts
  6. Outstanding Service
  7. High Rate of Customer Satisfaction
  8. We Service Everything We Sell
  9. Certified EETC (Equipment & Engine Training Center) Technicians
  10. Never Sell Anything in a BOX!

Choosing a commercial lawn mower is a big decision and having equipment that is reliable and durable is important when running a lawn care business. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your commercial lawn care equipment:

Dealer support …

This first for a reason … even the most reliable mowers require a repair here or there. Even if you are mechanically inclined, it’s not worth having a mower if you can’t get parts for it!

 Get something you enjoy …

You are going to spend hours on your mower … zero turn rider and surfer mowers are easier on your joints and allow you to finish the job faster!

Resaleability

If you want to hold onto a mower for the duration of its warrantee … go with a name brand for resale purposes.

Buy Quality …

You get what you pay for … you could end up paying more in repairs in the long run when you buy a lower end product.

Mower Maintenance …

Most problems with mowers are attributed to the lack of maintenance. Before each use: check oil level and clean the engine blower screen. After 25 hours: clean air filter, sharpen blades, check tire inflation, battery and belts. After 50 hours: change engine oil. Annually: change fuel filter, spark plug, and oil filter. There will be less problems to troubleshoot if you keep up with maintenance.

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If your in the market for commercial lawn care equipment, check out Suburban Lawn Equipment, we’re located conveniently on Newport Pike in Wilmington, Delaware.

 

 

3 Reasons a Commercial Zero Turn Mower Might be Right for Your Delaware Landscaping Business

3 Reasons a Commercial Zero Turn Mower Might be Right for Your Delaware Landscaping Business

 

Shopping for a zero turn mower is similar to shopping for a car; there are luxury and economy models, both get you from point A to point B and all zero turning radius (ZTR) lawn mowers cut grass. They just do it with a different degree of comfort and quality.

When it comes to landscaping, time is money. The faster you get one job done, the sooner you can move onto the next one. Commercial ZTR mowers are more comfortable and make you more money.

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High Performance Engine: The fastest mowers on the market, commercial zero turns will zip across the grass at speeds up to 13 miles per hour (mph). These mowers are powered by high-performance Kawasaki or Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engines. Considered some of the best lawn mower engines available, these reliable powerhouses have up to 30 horsepower (HP) of grass devouring strength.

Full-Suspension: When mowing all day, you want as comfortable a ride as possible. Look for a commercial zero turn mower with full-suspension for the smoothest ride.  Full suspension isn’t just good for the operator, it actually allows the mower to cut better. With full-suspension, the mower will follow the contours of the lawn for the most consistent cut. The reduced shock require less repairs.

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Mowing Deck: It’s not all about size, it’s how you use it… Sure a 61″ deck is more than 5 feet

of cutting girth, but the decks on commercial zero turns are built with performance features not found elsewhere. Look for decks with sloped fronts, which push the grass up, resulting in a more consistent cut. Some decks on commercial ZTR mowers include a revolutionary cutting system that allows for superior airflow discharge and enhanced cut quality.

 

Suburban Lawn Equipment of Delaware is Your One Stop Shop for All Your Outdoor Power Equipment Needs!

Our product lineup has a variety of new and used equipment from top brands including Toro, Cub Cadet, Stihl, Exmark, Honda, Echo, Grasshopper, Hustler, Walker, Troy Bilt & Scag. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

Call 302-998-7700 or 302-475-4300 for any information you need.

 

Exmark Mowers Deliver Performance and Comfort

Exmark Mowers Deliver Performance and Comfort

 

Exmark has been making professional grade mowers for over twenty five years and the LazerZ ®E-Series is a true value. It delivers a quality cut with its full floating deck that traces the precise contours of the territory and stands up to time with its rugged steel frame.

The E-Series is a great choice for professional landscape contractors who want the innovative engineering and quality of a Lazer Z® at a lower cost. The E-Series features the same welded, heavy-duty, 1.5″ x 3″ tubular steel unibody frame found on more expensive Lazer Z® models and offers a choice of three rugged Kawasaki® V-Twin engines or a Kohler® Command™ EFI engine. You can also choose three different deck sizes (48-, 52- or 60-inch, full-floating, UltraCut™ Series 4 cutting decks). It has a digital operator diagnostic module that simplifies system monitoring and troubleshooting.

The LazerZ®E-Series offers safety and convenience with its rollover protection system that also diverts branches away from the operator. The single point height adjustment allows for adjusting height of cut from 1 to 5.5 inches by simply moving a bolt.

The on-board diagnostics allow the operator to check vital functions with the digital screen. While the hydro drive system is simplified to lessen maintenance, as well as lowering the center of gravity allowing for improved handling.
Suburban is currently offering a $500 instant retail rebate on select Exmark Lazer E-Series, stop by and check it out today!

Exmark 2013 Lazer X-Series mowers powered by Kohler EFI (electric fuel injection) engines with electronic governor and exclusive on-board intelligence platform can save you over 500 gallons of gas a year! This is based on 600 hour run time.
Red equipped EFI helps Exmark mowers run more efficiently, utilizing the electronic governor to provide consistant control in varying conditions and reduces noise. This unique system optimizes engine efficiency and performance and reduces fuel consumption by as much as twenty-five percent.

The Red technology monitors engine temperature and oil pressure providing visual warnings of critical system issues to the operator.

Exmark Lazer Z EFI with E-Gov and Red Onboard Intelligence

 

Exmark Specials — 0% Financing for 42 months through 4/30/14 and $500 Rebate on Lazer Z through May 31, 2014.

See Suburban Lawn Equipment for details.

What are the Advantages of Zero Turn Radius Lawn Mowers?

Advantages of ZTR Mowers

What are the Advantages of Zero Turn Radius Lawn Mowers?

• They are faster ~ an average ZTR does 10 mph.

• They are easier to maneuver around obstacles and turning around.

• This easy handling decreases the chance of accidentally leaving unseemly ruts.

What mowers come in zero turn?

• Walk behinds, riding mowers, and surfers.

• They come in different widths.

How do they steer?

• There are two levers in front like an airplane steering. Each lever controls one back wheel independently.

• This gives you the ability to zero turn.

How long do they last?

• When properly maintained, a ZTR mower lasts about 3,000 hours.

• So don’t forget…fuel stabilizer over the winter, fresh fuel, air filters, and spark plugs.

What is the cost?

• For a new one, the cost ranges from $2500 to $15,000.

• Major brands, such as Exmark, Scag, and Toro, hold their resale value.

Walk Behind Mowers

• Walk behind commercial lawn mowers are a great choice for hilly properties that you wouldn’t want to risk flipping a rider mower.

• If the ground is soft, the machine is lighter and won’t sink in.

• They are very fast, productive, self-propelled and can trailer a sulky or velkie (a wheel the operator stands on—like surfing or water skiing.)

• Most brands come in a variety of widths and prices range between $2.500-5,000.

• Compare the top walk behinds

Stand-On Surfer Mowers

• Stand-on surfer mowers are fast and maneuverable in tight spaces.

• Their spring-loaded platform makes hitting bumps easy on the knees and back.

• Surfer commercial lawn mowers are safer on hills because you can jump off if you are unsteady.

• Price range is $4,000-6,000.

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