3 Easy Tips on Using Your Snow Thrower

Did you recently purchase a new snow thrower and need some quick advice on how to use it? 

Check out a few snow thrower operating tips, so you’ll be prepared to take on the snow this winter. Whether it is from a few inches or a blizzard.

Check Your Snow Thrower in Advance

Check the following before you use your snow thrower:

  • Have the gas tank filled with fresh stabilized fuel, and the oil is filled to the proper level.
  • Make sure to clear all foreign objects from your driveway or sidewalk. 
  • Wear appropriate clothing that will not get stuck on any parts of the machine. This would include gloves, safety glasses, and bright colored clothing.
  • Read the Owner’s Manual to understand how to operate the controls.

Start the Snow Thrower in an Appropriate Area

Before you start, make sure the auger and drive clutch are disengaged. You will want to start your snow thrower outside or in the garage with the door open, so the fumes won’t be overpowering. 

Many snow blowers now come with an electric start option, which requires an extension cord to be plugged into an outlet. Check your owner’s manual for extension cord recommendations.

Snow Thrower DON’TS

In all the excitement of operating your snow thrower, don’t forget about these snow blower don’ts.

  • You do not want to leave a running snow thrower unattended.
  • Don’t clean out the chute or augers with your hands or feet.
  • You will not want to  point the chute at buildings, cars, or people.
  • Don’t refuel while the engine is on.
  • You should not start the snow thrower in an enclosed area.
  • Don’t use the snow thrower to clear anything other than snow

Conclusion

The best piece of advice when learning to use new equipment is to read the owner’s manual for more detailed explanations on how to operate certain parts and features. So, when the next Winter storm comes, you’ll be ready to get out there and try out your snow blowing skills.

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Happy Holiday’s From our Family to Yours!

It’s that special time of the year when we give blessings and thanks to cherish what we care the most about in life. Suburban Lawn Equipment would not be here without a family of hardworking and devoted people, so today we’d like to introduce our team to you in this video and wish you a Happy Holiday! 

We want to give a special shoutout to our Raffle winner Trinidad Martinez for winning the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition PB-580T Blower in November. We had a lot of entries for this prize and appreciated everyone who participated in the raffle! 

Make sure to stop in Suburban Lawn Equipment to check out the newly renovated showroom. We have a variety of battery powered equipment that you will definitely want to check out! 

We appreciate each and every one of our loyal customers! Suburban Lawn Equipment understands that winter may be a tough time for home/business owners trying to fight the harsh winter conditions.

In case you missed it, here are some helpful resources to make this winter as painless as possible!

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3 Helpful Steps to Winterize Your Commercial Lawn Mower

Here are 3 simple steps you can take to store your lawn mower before winter arrives. Taking these steps will ensure that you can get your mower up and running without issue next lawn mowing season, along with getting more time out of your equipment.

Step 1: Prepare Your Battery For Storage

By disconnecting the battery on your mower, you can ensure that its charge and the battery itself will last longer. When a battery is connected to the mower, it will slowly drain over time. While an unplugged battery will also drain over time, it will do so much slower. To help prevent this from happening  you can start your mower once a month and let it run for about 10-15 minutes to keep the battery charged when it’s not being used.

Step 2: Clean Your Equipment

If you are looking for your equipment to last for years to come, the last thing you want to do is leave grass on it, especially on your mower’s deck. Make sure to give your commercial equipment a final bath before storing it away for the winter! Leaving caked on grass on your mower will retain moisture, and corrode your lawn mowers deck, and other parts prematurely. 

Step 3: Service Your Mower

If you are looking to go above and beyond, you should definitely plan on getting a complete service on your lawn mower before it goes into hibernation during the winter season. This will leave you better prepared for the next mowing season. 

You will want to take the time to change your oil, replace your fuel filter, sharpen your blades, level your deck, and grease all your lawnmower’s joints. Taking the time to handle these service points now, will allow you to hit the ground running next mowing season. 

With over 40 years in business, we are your one stop shop for all your outdoor power equipment. Our product lineup has a variety of new equipment from top brands including ToroCub Cadet, StihlExmarkHonda MowersHonda Snow blowers, Honda Generators, EchoHustler Turf, Walker Mowers, Troy Bilt, Scag, Boss Snowrator & Boss Snowplows. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

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Check Out the Features of the BOSS Snowrator and Snowplow

We are starting to approach one of our favorite times of the year, snow season! However, winter may not be favored by those who prefer warm temperatures. Here at Suburban Lawn Equipment our team has the opportunity to share our knowledge to help ensure that you have a safe, delightful and hassle-free winter. We have provided 2 videos on our BOSS products. Learn more about how to mount a Boss Snowplow and advantages of the new Boss Snowrator!

Boss Snowrator

When this winter season hits and the first snow blast happens you want to make sure you have the right products that will help you clear the snow. If you ask a snow and ice contractor about how to manage sidewalks, they will inform you about its many challenges. However, The BOSS Snowrator will reduce the need for shovels, maximizing productivity and efficiency. This could be used in metro, commercial or residential environments, where clean and clear walking surfaces are always the top priority. The Snowrator quickly deploys to plow and de-ice surface area- effectively reducing the need for shovels. A Snowrator will save you time with its many features like, allowing the operator to brine, spread, and plow at the same time to maximize on-the-job productivity and profitability. Check out this video on The BOSS Snowrator in action!

Mounting BOSS Snowplows

Making sure to know how to mount your BOSS snow plow to your trailer is very critical to do prior to the first snowfall. If you want a snow plow that can do a little more than just a regular straight blade you may want to check out the Boss V Blade. This blade works just like a straight blade and can move side to side without any mechanics. However, they have an extra feature which is scooping. We have an instructional video that will explain how easy you can do this, along with advantages to the Boss V blade! Check it out below!

With over 40 years in business, we are your one stop shop for all your outdoor power equipment. Our product lineup has a variety of new equipment from top brands including ToroCub Cadet, StihlExmarkHonda MowersHonda Snow blowers, Honda Generators, EchoHustler Turf, Walker Mowers, Troy Bilt, Scag, Boss Snowrator & Boss Snowplows. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

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See What Our STIHL Customers Are Saying About Us!

Suburban Lawn Equipment of Delaware is proud to be an Authorized STIHL Dealer and we are honored having the opportunity to be a retailer of the STIHL product line. Suburban Lawn Equipment provides many services that the big box chain stores cannot match. We are confident that our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be ready to help you select the equipment that meets your specific lawn care needs. From the quality of our dedicated staff to the quality of the STIHL line of products, Delaware’s best commercial and residential lawn equipment providers have what STIHL customers need to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Our lawn equipment business has received many nice reviews throughout the years as an authorized STIHL dealer! We want to take the time and acknowledge our loyal customers for supporting our independent retail store! Watch the video below showcasing a few of our customers’ positive reviews about our superior service as a local independent STIHL dealer! Make sure to check out all of our reviews.

See What Our STIHL Customers Are Saying

In support of independent retail stores across the country, STIHL is a proud sponsor of Independent We Stand – a nationwide movement supporting independently owned businesses and the role they serve in local economies. You can continue to support the cause by shopping at your area’s locally owned businesses, including your neighborhood independent STIHL Dealer.

From all of us at Suburban Lawn Equipment, Thank you for all the positive feedback! Keep supporting your local independent retailer!

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Tips and Tricks for Preparing Your Snow Thrower for Winter

There is no worse feeling than being stuck with a driveway full of snow and a broken snow thrower. This is why it is so important to service your snow thrower throughout the year and perform proactive maintenance. If you do not service your machine routinely, it will not continue to work and perform in the way you want it to. Even though it is August, now is the time to start preparing your snow thrower for the winter. Here are some tips and tricks:

Check Oil Level

You will first want to check the oil level on your snow thrower and make sure it is up to level. You turn and pull it out the dip-stick just as you would on a car. Check the level and determine if you need to add more oil.

Check Fuel

Next up is to check the fuel. You may have fuel in the thrower from last year, if it smells off, you should drain it and add new gas. To drain the fuel, you will want to make sure you have a good sized drain pan. Unscrew the nut underneath the carburetor, and place the drain pan underneath.

Once you have drained the snow thrower of the fuel, you can add the new fuel. You can add gas and also add StarTron. This stabilizes the gas and also cleans out what is left within the carburetor. Gas normally has a shelf-life of 30-60 days. You can also purchase TruFuel which lasts longer than gas. This can be a great option for snow throwers, as you do not need gas as often as you would for a car.

Check Controls

Now that you have oil and gas in the snow thrower you will want to make sure the machine turns on and check the controls. Make sure that both the auger and transmission engage.

Check Chute

You will now want to check and ensure that your chutes turn properly and the directional parts work as well.

Service Check at Suburban Lawn

If you are still having trouble with your snow thrower or just want to get it checked out by a professional team before the winter, bring it in to Suburban Lawn Equipment today. We service all equipment we sell so we are more than happy to help you service your snow thrower and other equipment.

For more in-depth and visual tips and tricks you can check out this video. If you are looking to purchase a snow thrower before the winter, we have a wide selection to choose from.

Five Reasons You Should Invest In A Pressure Washer

While pressure washers may seem expensive, they really are worth the investment. Suburban has a variety of pressure washers to choose from. Here are five reasons why a pressure washer is a good investment.

1. Keeps you and your family healthy

Allergens like pollen, mildew, algae and mold often settle in the crevices on the exteriors of homes. Pressure washing your home every so often can help to eliminate these allergens and alleviate any pesky allergy symptoms. Pressure washing is a great way to reduce symptoms during allergy season.

2. Increases property value

Pressure washing your home can immediately increase curb appeal and property value. It is a simple task that can really go a long way. It is also a necessary task before painting or renovating the exterior of your home, so you can be one step ahead when preparing for updates to your home.

3. Saves you money in the long run

Hiring a pressure washing service can be expensive. The national average cost of a pressure washing service is $299. By purchasing a Hustler pressure washer from Suburban Lawn Equipment, after two uses you will already have made up the cost. By pressure washing regularly you can save on repair bills. 

4. Prevents damage and helps with proactive maintenance

The dirt, mold, mildew and debris that can accumulate on the exterior of homes can cause many larger issues when not properly taken care of. By being proactive you can reduce the risk of these issues and save yourself some time and money. A pressure washer makes this process much easier than doing much of the cleaning by hand.

5. Most efficient for cleaning exteriors

A pressure washer is the most efficient way to clean not only the exterior of your home but other aspects of your property like; driveways, curbs, steps, decks, patios and outdoor furniture. Using a pressure washer makes these tasks much easier.

Keeping your family healthy and your house looking great can be easy when you buy a pressure washer from Suburban Lawn Equipment! Check out our current special on Hustler pressure washers and stop by and speak with one of our sales specialists today. They will help you select the right pressure washer for your needs. We fully service all the equipment we sell, to ensure your equipment lasts for years to come.  

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Nominate your Dad for “Father Mows Best” and Submit your Photo to Win the Grand Prize!

Father Mows Best Contest

Do you have “rad dad” that loves their lawn? Nominate them for the “Father Mows Best” contest with WJBR and submit their picture today! Whichever photo gets the most votes wins a $250 Grand Prize!

This Father’s Day, dad should have the day off!  But, if he still feels the need to be Master of his lawn, you can help him do it in style in our Father’s Mows Best Photo Contest.

Submit a picture of dad and his lawn below or on the JBR Mobile App for a chance to win dad a Stihl Blower and a $50 Gift Card to Suburban Lawn.

While you may notice he spends a lot of time on the lawn, staring at the lawn and really admiring his lawn, remember that voting starts right away.  The contest runs from June 7-20 and listeners can vote every hour. The winner will be announced June 21st at 8a.m.

The sooner you submit a picture, the better your chances are to win!Father Mows Best picture of girl and her dad with lawnmower

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We are in the thick of growing season here in Delaware and the Tristate area. Known for it rolling hills of lush foliage, the Brandywine Valley is blossoming all around. The hum of lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws and blowers is prevalent across the area.

Maintaining Outdoor Power Equipment to Extend its Lifespan

As the landscaping season begins, you will want to make sure your equipment is up to the task. Showing your outdoor power equipment a little love by regular tune-ups, oil and filter changes. This will serve you well for extending the life and service of you outdoor power equipment.

Staying on top of maintenance for your commercial equipment can help you avoid unnecessary repairs in the future & keep your equipment in tip-top shape.

Eugene Hicks who a tenured service technician for Suburban Lawn Equipment shares his thoughts on why servicing your commercial lawn equipment is the MOST important aspect of keeping your equipment running properly and lasting for the long run.

Treat Your Outdoor Power Equipment with TLC

Service is key to maintaining your outdoor power equipment to make it last longer and performing at maximum capacity. You have made the investment in quality outdoor power equipment, protect that investment with a little TLC to keep it purring like a kitten!

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Maintain Commercial Power Equipment to Extend its Lifespan

Commercial lawn and landscaping equipment is a big investment. Maintaining commercial power equipment properly to keep it running smooth and making it last longer is a no brainer. Just as vehicles stop running smoothly without regular maintenance, tune ups and oil changes, so will outdoor power equipment.

Properly Maintain Outdoor Power Equipment to Extend its Lifespan


Brian Downes is a service technician from Suburban Lawn Equipment and he does a terrific job explaining how you can extend the life of your commercial power equipment with a few simple tips and tricks. He discusses air filters, valves, clutches, blades, & much more. Please watch:

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More importantly, 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 residential or commercial lawn mowers have been put together by professionals.

Our product lineup has a variety of new and used equipment from top brands including ToroCub CadetStihlExmarkHonda EnginesHonda Power EquipmentEcho, Grasshopper, Hustler TurfWalker Mowers, Troy Bilt, Scag & Boss Snowplows. We’ll always have something to meet your needs and budget.

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