Electric Vs. Gas Lawnmowers

If you are in the market for a lawnmower, then there are three possible options –- an electric, a gasoline or a reel.

Troubleshooting A String Trimmer

It may not be as important as your lawnmower, but string trimmers are much-needed machines for homeowners who are obsessed with the details. Trimmers can help make a yard look tidy because their design allows users to trim grass around flowerbeds, pathways and driveways, as well as trees.

How To Operate A Zero Turn Lawn Mower

The lawn mower industry witnessed a true revolution when the zero turn riding lawn mower was introduced. The machine can literally turn on a dime and thus makes the chore of lawn mowing, especially around obstacles like trees or garden beds, much easier. - Continue Reading

How To Safely Drive A Riding Lawn Mower

You may not think about it as you ride on your lawn mower, but there are two classifications of drivers for that machine. There are the professional drivers that work for a landscaping or lawn care company and then there are the weekend warriors who cut lawns using a riding lawn mower during the spring and early summer. Those weekend warriors are the husbands and sons that are assigned to the task by the wife or mom. They aren’t professionals, but they might well be. They too have logged a lot of time and effort on the machine. - Continue Reading

Husqvarna Brings Mowing Into The 21st Century

Husqvarna has made the future the present with its introduction of robotic lawn mowers. Called Automower®, the machine Weighs only 15 to 30-pounds depending on the model and it includes a control panel that is used to program it. You don’t have to be tech savvy to operate it. - Continue Reading

Briggs & Stratton Light Duty Pressure Washers

If a bucket of soapy water and a sponge just doesn’t do it when cleaning outdoor lawn furniture, your car, driveway, or other outdoor areas of your home, then you should turn to one of the seven Briggs & Stratton pressure washers offered here at Small Engine Express. - Continue Reading

What Is A Zero-Turn Lawn Mower?

If you’ve been reviewing the product pages of the Small Engine Express website, then you’ve probably come across our inventory of Toro lawn mowers. Among the different models, there is a listing for a zero-turn lawn mower. For those who don’t know, a zero-turn lawn mower is a riding mower that has a turning radius of zero. This feature allows the driver to mow so closely around obstacles that there is nearly no need to trim. - Continue Reading

Weed Whacker Tune-Up

We’re a few weeks into spring and no doubt you have already used your trimmer to eliminate those pesky weeds. After a long off-season, if you did not get your weed whacker tuned, then it is possible it is not working to its optimum capability. If you think that the tool is working a little sluggishly, then we urge you to bring it in to Small Engine Express to get it tuned. - Continue Reading

A Regular Tune-Up Once A Year Keeps Your Mower In Tip-Top Shape

Bet you own both a car and a lawn mower. If you do, you probably know the importance of tuning the engine of both machines. The process of tuning a lawn mower engine is relatively simple. However, if you prefer not to perform the work, you can trust the staff at Small Engine Express to tune the machine for you. - Continue Reading

Preparing Your Lawn Mower For Spring

Spring has sprung and that means its time to get the lawn mower out from the corner of the garage and get it ready to do its job.

Of course, you can bring it to Small Engine Express and we’ll do all that is necessary to ensure that it’s ready to perform. However, if you are a do-it-yourselfer who likes to get his hands dirty, then you could do the work yourself. - Continue Reading

Why Doesn’t My Chainsaw Start?

Our machines may be reliable, but they do breakdown sometimes. Take the chainsaw, for example. An issue that appears to plague chainsaw users from time to time is its inability to start. This could be due to the user simply forgetting to fill the tank with gasoline. Or it may be because a particular part has worn out. If you should ever be confronted with a chainsaw that won’t start, here is how to troubleshoot the problem. - Continue Reading

Should You Use Ethanol to Fuel Your Lawn Mower or other Outdoor Equipment?

If you have visited your neighborhood gas station to obtain fuel for your power lawn equipment, you have probably seen pumps that release ethanol-blended gasoline. The blend contains 15 percent ethanol 85 percent gasoline. Perhaps you have been tempted to use the blend rather than pure gasoline to fuel your snow blower or other power equipment. Experts like Kris Kiser, president of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute advise that you DON’T use the ethanol blend. - Continue Reading

Preparing The Snow Blower For Spring Break

Although it is still freezing cold in some sections of the United, States, spring is just around the corner. So it is just about time to prepare your snow blower for its spring/summer break. - Continue Reading

Rough Running Engine?

We have received many questions concerning rough running engines. There are a number of problems that could cause a snow blower engine to run rough. Some times some problems can be long term and can result in damage to the engine. Other times the issues could be a momentary glitch that can be fixed quickly. - Continue Reading

How To Salvage Accidentally Adding Oil To The Fuel Tank Of A Snow blower

After all is said and done, we are all human. That means that mistakes will be made. If one of those mistakes you have made is accidentally pouring oil into your snow blower’s fuel tank, don’t fret. The mistake can be remedied. - Continue Reading

2018-2019 Winter Forecast

Every year the residents of the U.S. are psyched to know the long-range winter forecast. Many rely on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, many seek the information from the Farmer’s Almanac and still others favor the research of the Old Farmers Almanac. All of these sources and more provide a good yearly forecast on what to expect of the winter season. So what should we expect from the winter of 2018-19? - Continue Reading