Ethanol Damage Up Close

See Ethanol Damage UP CLOSE!

Posted August 12, 2013 by 32 Comments

All this talk about ethanol and bad gas leaves many homeowners and landscapers constantly worried about refueling their power equipment.

Repair shops know it all too well, how ethanol and stale gas affects your equipment. They’re seeing the damage every day.

But for those who want to see it to believe it, here’s your chance. Check out the effects of ethanol up close!

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Honda Mean Mower

0 – 60 in 4 Seconds! Honda’s Mean Mower

Posted July 22, 2013 by 1 Comment

With the horsepower of a small compact car (109 hp), Honda U.K.’s Mean Mower is the fastest lawn tractor on earth!

But the estimated 130 mph top speed is not just for show. This mower can still cut! That’s right. It’s equipped with a mower deck capable of cutting grass while cruising up to 15 mph.

Race track lawn striping, anyone?

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Replacing a Husqvarna Lawn Mower Air FIlter

Replacing the Air Filter on a Husqvarna Lawn Mower (Video)

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Replacing a dirty or damaged air filter will prevent dust, dirt and debris from entering the carburetor and internal parts of your engine, prolonging the life of your engine.

This video shows you how to easily replace the air filter on a Husqvarna walk behind lawn mower.

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How to Use a Blade Lock Tool

How to Use a Blade Lock Tool (Video)

Posted July 19, 2013 by

The safest way to remove the blade on your lawn mower is to use a blade lock tool.

This device easily clamps onto the side of the mower deck to prevent the blade from slipping and rotating as you remove and install a new mower blade. This video shows you how a blade lock tool works.

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ethanol fuel in power equipment

How to Properly Use Ethanol Fuel (E10) in Power Equipment

Posted July 17, 2013 by

Ethanol Fuel (E10) is everywhere! Now almost all gasoline contains this blend of 90% gas and 10% ethanol.

The positive side of Ethanol fuel is that it reduces exhaust emissions and helps reduce the dependence on foreign oil because it’s a renewable resource (corn-based).

For automobiles like cars, E10 won’t do much harm, except reduce your gas mileage by a few mpgs (as some claim).

But for Outdoor Power Equipment, ethanol fuel can be a damaging and costly issue, if NOT Used Properly!

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power lookout feature

The Power Lookout – July 2013

Posted July 9, 2013 by

Are you feeling the heat? Here on the East Coast, we survived our first official heat wave of the summer. Some of us even wouldn’t mind a few days of Christmas in July, weather-wise.

If you’re experiencing hot temperatures too, how are you staying cool? We know the sun can do a lot of damage this time of year.

See what we have featured in this month’s Power Lookout.

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Husqvarna RZ4623 Best Buy

Power Review: Husqvarna RZ4623 Zero Turn

Posted July 3, 2013 by

Popular Mechanics recently performed a Tool Test on 6 homeowner zero turn mowers. Comparing likes and dislikes with price, power, and size, the Husqvarna RZ4623 was deemed a “Best Buy” with 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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CORE Gasless Trimmer

The New CORE Gasless Trimmer has Arrived!

Posted June 18, 2013 by

Our newest arrival this month is the CORE Gasless String Trimmer! It’s newly designed battery-powered motor is at the cutting edge of small engine technology.

But taking away gas doesn’t stop the CORE CGT400 from being as powerful as similar 2-cycle trimmers on the market today.

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The Power Lookout

The Power Lookout – June 2013

Posted June 5, 2013 by

With only a couple weeks left in Spring, do you think we’re in for a mild Summer, or another scorcher? Hopefully while you have the AC cranked up inside, you won’t forget about caring for your lawn and garden outside under the sun.

See what we have featured in this month’s Power Lookout.

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Starter Handle

The Power Lookout

Posted May 13, 2013 by

This week the big news is our new blog, The Blog at Jacks Small Engines. View it on your desktop computer, tablet, or phone. We set it up to be accessible and a great read on all of your devices.

The Power Lookout is our first new column on the Blog at Jacks Small Engines. The Power Lookout features articles from the Jacks family of sites and from around the web focusing on outdoor power equipment and everything related.

Keep coming back to check out this column for interesting reads, cool videos, and lots of great content.

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