I refurbish a handful of tractors and snow blowers as a hobby and labor of love. This site reflects the equipment I've completed and the ethical approach I take in selling these machines. I also perform service and repairs on tractor-mowers, riding mowers, zero-turns, lawnmowers, and snow blowers.
This Library of Articles enables the homeowner to shop for, care for, and improve the ownership experience.
This article describes the most common types of snow blowers available today, including single-stage and dual-stage models.Read More
This article provides some valuable suggestions on how to keep your tractor in tip-top shape.Read More
This article focuses on methods for distinguishing the age of a used snow blower.Read More
This article offers some specific used snow blower recommendations and provides insight into the vintages of Ariens' 924-Series models and their successors.Read More
This article covers the risks of buying a used snow blower and identifies many of the better quality and most commonly available models and their vintages.Read More
This article identifies the benefits offered by a riding mower, whether a front engine or rear engine riding mower configuration.Read More
This article details issues associated with two stage snow blower attachments designed for use with lawn and yard tractors, and offers advice on whether these attachments make sense for most homeowners.Read More
This article summarizes the mainstream, homeowner, front engine tractor-mower platforms from MTD, AYP (aka Husqvarna), John Deere, and Simplicity.Read More
This article provides detailed instructions on how to install a new recoil starter cord on your snow blower, lawnmower, or other power equipment product.Read More
This article covers various techniques, which will become intuitive with time, that help the user best operate his/her snow blower under difficult and challenging conditions.Read More
This article provides a brief history of Ariens snow blowers, focusing on their mainstream 7 and 8 HP, 24-inch machines over the decades between 1960 and 2000.Read More
This article offers insight into how Sears' tractor naming and model conventions support Sears' marketing methods.Read More
This article summarizes the evolution of homeowner lawn equipment and engines.Read More
This article defines mulching, its benefits, and when it is desirable to mulch instead of side-discharging or bagging the cuttings.Read More
This article identifies 10 key items to check when buying a snow blower.
This article discusses whether Zero-Turn (ZT) mowers are a good choice for homeowners.