Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Getting Garden Equipment Running

One of the big challenges in gardening is taking care of your outdoor equipment such as lawn mowers, trimmers, or tillers. They all have engines, and will need proper care to run at their best. One thing at the top of your list when pulling it out of storage is to change the oil in it. Next is to use fresh gasoline. Gasoline goes bad fairly quickly and should either be drained, or add a fuel stabilizer to keep it fresh. What if you did not do that, or have an old piece of equipment that you are afraid will not start? One product that I was recently given to try is called Start Your Engines!
 I do my best to take care of my equipment, and got my lawn mower running OK this spring. But I was interested to know how well Start Your Engines! worked. So I poured half a bottle of it into my lawn mower gas tank and filled it up with fresh gasoline and started it up. It started very easily, and I was surprised that it actually ran quite a bit better than it did before I added it! I think it would be fun to try it on a engine that has not been started in a while to see how well it would work. Please let me know if you try it on a piece of equipment that hasn't been started in a while.

Here is a list of some things you can do to save time and money on your equipment and keep it in top running condition.
  1. Change oil in the engine and add the proper oil.
  2. Check that all the fasteners to be tight and the blades are sharpened.
  3. Make sure you have fresh gasoline, and add start your engines to aid in starting it.
  4. Lubricate any points that need lubrication such as wheel bearings and grease fittings.
  5. In the fall it is best to add a fuel stabilizer to the gas to prevent the gas from going bad. Another option is to empty the tank out, and put the cap back on so that no dust or moisture gets in the tank.

Start Your Engines! Product Fact Sheet

·       Start Your Engines! is a fuel system revitalizer that makes bad gas good again by dissolving gunk and allowing the fuel system to run freely again. It removes water from fuel and prevents rust and corrosion.

·       Product ensures easy starting of outdoor power equipment.

·       Easy to use! Just pour this advanced synthetic formula directly into the unit’s fuel tank to cure hard starting, rough idling and stalling.

·       Ideal for small 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines such as lawn mowers, weed eaters, snow blowers, ATV’s, motorcycles, jet skis, hedge clippers and more!

·       Bottle costs around $10 and can be purchased at Amazon, Wal-Mart, Lowes ,AutoZone and many more.

·       Find more information plus a video on how to use Start Your Engines! at http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/start_your_engines/default.aspx

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