Thursday, June 15, 2006

Simply Simple - Simplicity Lawn Mowers

by Andrew Caxton

Simplicity lawn mowers are manufactured by Simplicity Inc. and are easy to operate with all the operator comforts. Read all about some of the models of this tractor manufacturer

Zero Turn Radius Tractors - Simplicity

The Javelin from Simplicity is one of the low cost zero turn radius tractor within the reach of everyone. The neat features of Coronet are well appreciated by everyone and liked by the drivers who have driven the lawn mower. The features briefly are

  • The price range of Javelin tractor is $3200 to $3899, which makes it an affordable lawn tractor

  • It can move at a speed of 6 MPH in the forward gear and 3 MPH in the reverse gear. It can operate at this speed and cut the grass evenly at this speed.

  • It incorporates a single piece frame that is tough and stable and takes riding shocks easily and without transmitting it to the driver

  • The ride is further dampened with front springs to give you a smooth ride.

  • The height of cut can be continuously adjusted through a 6-position lever. The lever is accessible to the operator from seat.

  • All the controls are so placed that they are available to the operator without extending hand and the seat is padded for greater operator comfort. There are twin lever controls that are within easy reach of the driver and convenient to operate

  • The metering console includes an hour meter so that the maintenance can be arranged as per time suggested by the manufacturer and then the equipment gives you a trouble free service

  • The tires are 18-inch diameter and this makes for a comfortable ride.

  • The footrests are padded for additional driver comfort.

  • The three gallon fuel tank gives you sufficient range so that you can continue your work without bothering for refueling

  • The greatest advantage of this tractor is the ability to turn on a dime and that too with ease. The transmission is through Hydro Gear® EZT transmission for ease of driving and better control

  • The engines are from Briggs & Stratton or from Kohler and the horse power range is from 16 HP to 40 HP

The second lawn tractor from Simplicity is the Coronet Model. This model like the first one is also received well in the market. This model is smaller than the earlier one and gives 13 to 16 HP. It has all the features listed above and in addition, the following features are available in Coronet

  • It features Ground Hugger™ design and Auto Leveller™ system for making sure that the cut by the lawn tractor is clean and uniform over the entire work place served by this lawn tractor.

  • It has 13 inch front and 16 inch rear wheel and 30 inch or 34 inch cutting width

  • Electric power take off is one of unique feature of this lawn tractor making it work as electric generator at far off placed in your garden

  • The turning radius is 12 inches compared to zero turning radius for Javelin

  • Like the javelin you can continuously adjust the height of cut through Dial-A-Cut™ adjustment of height

So you can see that both models of Simplicity Inc stand up to their names very well.

About the Author

Andrew Caxton contributes adding reviews and special articles regularly to . A gardening website that carries interesting readings on lawn equipment and lawn mower parts, including different manufacturers such as simplicity, toro and John Deere.

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How Choose The Right Type Of Lawn Mower

by Alan Ross

Do you like to have a beautiful lawn in your yard? Clean, green and well mowed lawn is not just everybody's dream but also is pretty much pleasing. You can engage a lawn mowing service for a fee but how about doing it yourself over the weekend? You need to know what type of lawn mower suffices your need and how much you should spend on it etc before you bought one for your home.

Choosing the Right Type of Lawn Mower

Before you chose a lawn mower, decide whether you want to buy electric or gasoline driven mower. Each type has its own ups and downs. In general you may follow the points as given below.

1. Base your decision on the area to mow. Larger the area bigger is the mower you may want to purchase. You can consider even the non powered mower for small lawns.

2. If your lawn is small and the farthest edge is about 30 to 35 feet away from your nearest power socket you can very well go for an electric lawn mower.

3. If it is for large gardens or golf courses go for ride-on models powered by diesel or gas engines with controls on both the hands. Even a garden tractor suffices for you. Engine power varies from 8.5 HP to 13 HP and the price from $1750 to $5000.

4. Price is an important factor to look at. A basic walk-behind model costs about $400 and for a little more you get a better engine with ball bearing and utility handle bars. Higher prices like $700 to $900 get you self starting, self propelled models with additional features.

5. For sloped small lawns a Hover model suits best. They are light and easy, you need to carry them to lawn and start. They come in both diesel and electric versions.

How Do You Want To Mow Your Lawn

Summer: Raise the mower to 3 inches or more to cut grass long. Mowing once in a fortnight may be enough depending on watering and soil condition.

Spring: Sharpen and service the mower before getting started. Only top-dressing must give the lawn a beautiful look.

Winter: Drain gas from the lawn mower and store it covered in your garage.

Automatic Lawn Mowers

The benefits of robot mowers are numerous. You don't have to push or ride a mower to get your lawn mowed, you don't have to deal with clippings, you free up some of your precious weekend time, and the mulch it creates is a healthy alternative to your lawn over fertilizer. Robomowers are also good for the environment - they take no gas or oil and create no emissions.

About the Author

Alan Ross is a regular article contributor on many topics. Be sure to visit his other websites Lawn Mower and Fire Alarm

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Friday, June 02, 2006

Have You Done Your Lawn Mower Maintenance Yet?

by Scott Michaels

Trying to start your lawn mower after a long winter can be very frustrating so you should read our advices. Performing a few routine maintenance tasks before you store your lawn mower for the winter can save you time in the spring, prolong the life of your lawn mower, and save you money over the long run.

Even if you have already put your lawn mower into storage for the winter, a few simple maintenance tasks performed before starting your lawn mower in the spring can be very beneficial.
Wash and dry your lawn mower after the mowing season is over.

A power blower can be very helpful in removing grass and debris from the underside of your lawn mower and other hard to reach areas. If your lawn mower engine is air-cooled, use a stick or wooden dowel to remove any residue from the cooling fins. If you have a lawn mower with a water-cooled engine, check the coolant level and fill the reservoir if needed.

Clean the radiator cooling fins with a strong jet of water. You should also drain the fuel tank and replace the fuel filter. The air filter housing should be cleaned and the air filter replaced.
Remember to check the spark plug(s) for corrosion and wear.

Don't attempt to clean the spark plug if it is showing some wear. It is cheap and easy to replace the spark plug. Be sure to remove any debris before removing the spark plug and by using a bit of anti-seize compound when you replace the old spark plug, you will ensure easier removal next year. Clean and lubricate the throttle linkages and the choke, and apply grease to the mower deck and all the fittings.

This will be easier if you remove the mower deck and you can sharpen the blades while the mower deck is off. Sharpening the blades after each mowing season will give you a better cut next year and save you the trouble of having to sharpen them in the spring.

Clean the battery terminals and replace your old lawn mower battery if necessary. You can help prevent corrosion of the terminals if you apply grease to the posts at the end of each mowing season. Change the oil in the engine crankcase and replace the oil filter.

You should also drain the gas from your lawn mower before storing it for the winter. During the long summer mowing season, remember to wash your lawn mower and remove any debris after the mower has cooled. Keeping your lawn mower clean will add years to its life and make routine maintenance tasks a lot easier.
Lawn mowing is a job most of us face each and every year.

A lawn mower that runs great and is well maintained will make this job more enjoyable and easier all summer long. A yearly check up for your lawn mower is the perfect way to prolong its life and keep it running like new, and your lawn will look great when you mow with a machine that is in top working condition.

Your lawn mower will perform at the highest level possible if you remember to perform these simple maintenance tasks each and every year. During the summer months periodically check the oil and the condition of the air and fuel filters. You will save money and your lawn mower will work great for years to come.

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Lawn Mowers - Buying the Best

by Timothy Anderson

It's that time of the year again: springtime! It's a new season that ushers in warm weather and sunny days. Unfortunately it also brings with it the chore of mowing the lawn. Perhaps this year you are in search of a new lawn mower that will make cutting the grass much easier and less time-consuming. This will mean more time to spend at the pool. If you are a smart consumer, you will want to research certain brands, models, and features of mowers before you set out to make your final purchase. After all, it is in your best interest to get the most for your money.

The first step to buying mowers is to consider what type of lawn you have. Obviously, you will not be interested in sit-down mowers or large tractor mowers if you only have a small yard to work on. The same holds true for people with large lawns - they would be best to steer clear of or push mowers.

For those of you who are new to purchasing mowers, one of the first types of mowers invented was the push mower. A push mower has no engine, and therefore the grass cutting is a result of the force your body uses to push the mower forward. Push mowers are the cheapest type of mowers, typically costing between $150 to $200. However, if you have a hilly lawn or must push your mower up a hill, the task of cutting grass can become both tedious and physically draining. In this case, you would be better off with a self- propelled mower. A self-propelled mower has an engine that helps you push the mower along. Many standard self-propelled mowers cost approximately $500. For people with a large area of grass to cut - let's say a half acre or more - a sit down mower or tractor is most suitable. Most sit-down or tractor mowers are in the price range of $1500 to $2000.

It is key to remember, however, that the price of all of these types of mowers goes up significantly if special features are included. Some of these features are lever height adjustments, variable speeds, electric starts, optional bags, tank capacity, headlights (for sit-down or tractor mowers), and optional bags. One of the most popular features that many consumers pay more for is a mower that can cut grass three different ways. In other words, the majority of consumers like mowers that can mulch grass and bag it, as well as discharge it out of the side of the mower.

Finding a good deal on a mower is important. You should shop around and compare prices at you local Home Depot or Lowe's stores. It also never hurts to do some research on mowers using the Internet. Web sites such as, and have a wide variety of mower brands and models, as well as consumer reviews. By reading what others think of their purchase, you can get a feel for what is a good buy and what isn't.

About the Author

Timothy Anderson specializes in tools and equipment topics. For more articles by Timothy, visit

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Snapper Mower Models

by A.Caxton

Snapper Inc manufactures a number of models of lawn mowers apart from the generators, utility vehicles, leaf blowers, and leaf vacuum etc. Read about the lawn mowers manufactured by this company

"It's That Easy", Says Snapper Models

The snapper mower models are available from Snapper Inc. These models come in Walk behind, rear engine rider, zero turn mowers, lawn & garden tractors, rear tine tillers and the like. Snapper Inc. also have the utility vehicle and the golf carts. Here we will consider only the walk behind and the riders models and get the details of one or two models and review them in detail

Walk behind models: These models come in easy speed and easy line series. The easy speed models incorporate the disc wheel drive that connects the engine power directly to the wheels so easy movement of the wheels. It is like 4-wheel drive for the lawn mower and the operation is very smooth. There are no clutches and the lawn mower purrs into action as soon as you start it.

The high wheel model comes with raised rear wheel of 12-inch diameter and 8 inch front wheels that are swiveled for easy action. Easy action seems to be the watchword in all the models of easy line series.

There is another model with a rear discharge bag so that you know the amount of grass you have cut and you can stop after you fill up the bag in front of you. The bagging is done by hi-vac system, so all the cut grass is sucked and bagged.

The mulching blower model incorporates patented Ninja Mulching system. The model churns out the cut grass by cutting and re-cutting into fine mulch that is then fed to the ground. The grass just disappears after being cut. The effect is good for grass growth.

Snapper rider mowers: Snapper has the rear engine drive invented by the engineers of Snapper Inc. The models are available in three-in-one discharge models so that you can bag, mulch or side discharge as per the choice selected by the driver. You can select the operation depending on your wish or the condition of the greens.

The snapper riding models incorporate some unique features so that the drive through the grass is smooth and without any problem. The features are,

You can have a variety of Kohler or Briggs & Stratton engines according to your requirement and easy operation of the lawn mower.

It has a firm frame that can follow the contours of ground as the frame is pivoted at one end and free at the other end.

It features disc drive transmission that is sealed and 4+1 speed gearbox. It has synchromesh transmission on all gears so that you can change the sped as you go.

The response from the steering is quick and the small turning radius gives the driver extreme maneuverability so that even the tight spaces are well covered while cutting the lawn.

The rear engine models have 16 inch tires that are friendly on the turf.

If you wish to service the engine or the transmission, the machines have a unique feature of Stand-on-end so that maintenance becomes easy.

The sizes of the width are 28 to 42 inches.

You can use the Snapper with easy and that is why the company says, "It's that easy".

About the Author

A.Caxton contributes adding reviews often to . A gardening site that carries readings on lawn equipment, including different manufacturers like snapper or John Deere

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