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Paul Sikkema
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Teaching Common Sense One Project At A Time. You know me as ToolBoxHero on the web.
Teaching Common Sense One Project At A Time. You know me as ToolBoxHero on the web.

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Let’s see if we can justify the cost of the Ryobi RM480E battery operated riding mower. Many of us now want to dump the gas-powered riding mower for something quieter, easier to maintain and more environmentally friendly. But even so we’d like to feel…

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This article, is going to look at the cordless electric Lawn and & Garden tools systems available for 2017. Cordless electric yard tools now outsell the gas equivalents. Cordless-electric outdoor power equipment has evolved to the point where it is a good…

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Cordless String Trimmers have come a long way in the last few years. If you using a string trimmer every time you mow there are now many good cordless string trimmers that easily replace and last longer than the $100-$150 smelly, temperamental gas engine…

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Four Best Yard Carts, Utility Carts, Dump Carts, Garden Carts, Tow Behind Carts Most of you want a 2-wheel yard cart to pull around behind your new lawn tractor or zero-turn. If you’ve had any experience with tow behind carts in the past you know it is…

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Are you ready to mow your lawn?  Spring is already here in most parts of the United States and that means it is time to make sure your riding mower is ready to handle your lawn. If your mower has been giving you problems the last few years or it has just…

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This article discusses the latest electric riding mowers for 2017. Unfortunately out of the 100 or so that have tried to enter the market in the last 10 years only three are currently being sold. The rise of sustainability by large corporations has…

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I’ve received a few inquires over the last year about riding mowers for people with disabilities.  Primarily people are looking for lawn tractors with fender mounted speed controls. Here are a few of the questions they asked. Physical Disabilities: “I’m a…

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So you want a lawn tractor to mow your 1/4 to 1 acre yard but you don’t want to spend a lot of money for it? There are currently about 2 dozen lawn tractors and riding mowers that are available for under $1500.  The quality and durability of these…

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Like Harley-Davidson and John Deere it appears Ariens would like to spruce up their image with the public. From Total Landscaping Care Ariens Co., which makes a variety mowers aimed at consumers in addition to its commercial machines, has begun…

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Ok, I just had to be the first site to talk about the new 2017 Swisher Ride King Zero-Turn Mower. You hear a lot of lawn tractor owners my age who yearn for the “good-ole-days.” They wish companies still made equipment like they had when they were a kid.…
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