While Sports Turf Canada and the WCTA have a great tradition of producing specialized turf management field days, on August 23rd, an event was held in the northern part of the province for the very first time. By the numbers, nearly 50 sportsturf managers participated along with 20 exhibitors, 3 speakers, and 5 afternoon demo stations. Approximately 85 total attendees took part coming from as far away as Jasper, Banff, Vancouver and Saskatoon. NB Equipment was on of the exhibitors and drew great interest with Spider slope mowers and the Hustler MDV. To read the full article click the Northern Alberta Field Day link.
Are you looking for parts for your lawn mower? Did you know that we can supply parts for not only the mowers we sell (Husqvarna, Toro, Lawnboy) but we also brands like Craftsman, MTD, Murray and so on! Here is some helpful information that will save you time and make it much easier for us to find your parts.
In order for us to lookup parts for your lawn mower we will need specific information about your mower and/or the engine on your mower. This information is usually on the mower/engine in the form of a label or stamp that will have the model and serial number. For example, the picture to the right shows the identification label on a Husqvarna mower. On this particular example the label was found on the side of the deck just to the front of the rear wheel. Other mowers may have their identification label located in a variety of locations. Finding this information can be a challenge on some mowers and engines; however, this information is required to find the parts you are looking for.
Now to make this process even more challenging, most lawn mowers use engines from other manufacturers like Briggs and Stratton, Kohler, Tecumseh and Honda to name a few. There are some exceptions to this rule, whereby companies like Toro not only manufacture the mower but the engine as well. Now you will need to find the model and serial number of the engine on your mower. This information can be on the engine in the form of a label, tag or stamped into the side of the engine case.
In the picture to the right we see the identification label on a Kohler engine. With this example the label says “SPEC NO.” as opposed to model, however this is the same information as model number.
Another example is on older Briggs and Stratton engines you have to look for the identification label stamped on the engine cover. The picture to the right shows the identification information stamped on cylinder cover of an older Briggs and Stratton engine.
Now that you have located the model and serial number of your mower and/or engine you can bring this information with you when ordering parts. If you have a smartphone take a picture of the labels to bring with you, or you can email them to email@example.com or text them to 403-831-1055 and we can take it from there.
Breakfast Television Calgary’s Mike Yawney notes his experience with the Husqvarna Automower after using it in his own yard over a three week period. Highlights its GPS navigation system, AutoConnect app, and precision cutting ability. Features a video of the Automower in action, and notes its quiet nature.
Want to trim like a pro? Follow these steps to get a more crisp and cleaner result. First, look to see if your trimmer has a straight or curved shaft (the shaft from the motor to the trimming head). This is important because your shaft style will tell you which way your trimmer head rotates. Straight shaft trimmers have a head that rotates counter-clockwise, where as a curved shaft trimmer head rotates clockwise.
When holding your trimmer in the operating position and walking forward, the counter-clockwise spinning trimmer head will “throw” the clippings to your left. The clockwise spinning trimmer head will “throw” the clippings to the right. Keep this in mind as you choose your direction to walk and trim your lawn. To keep most clippings out of your flower beds or off the sidewalk be sure the trimmer head is spinning away from these areas at the 12 O’clock position of the trimmer head. Along fence lines you will also apply the same principles to get a cleaner cut and avoid having to sweep back and fourth over the same area.
For a real professional look along your flower beds turn your trimmer so the line is trimming on a vertical plane. Walk along the edge of your bed and trim away the blades of grass that leaning over the edge of the bed. Using a quality trimmer and line will also help with your finished look, check out our selection of quality trimmers from Husqvarna and Echo.