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Thrown Objects Safety With Rotary Cutters
chain guards on rear

All rotary cutters are inherently dangerous. The thrown object hazard is not fully recognized by everyone, yet it can cause injury, blindness or even death.

Garden Tool Handles With Interchangeable Heads
Interchangeable tool handle

Most garden tools have fixed handles. Some tools, however, are available as separate handle and toolhead components that can be interchanged.

Garden Seeders
garden seeder

If you grow a vegetable garden, you probably get tired of bending over placing seeds in a furrow. Perhaps you are also tired of making the planting furrow and then covering it over and tamping. If so, you might be interested in one of the garden seeders on the market.

Garden Tool Quality
welded toolhead

One of the major distinctions between low-quality and high-quality tools is the way the toolhead is manufactured.

A Simple Hand Spreader for Gardens
hand garden spreader
A simple hand spreader is often the best tool for applying granular fertilizer or pesticides.
An Easy Way to Care For Your Garden Tools
cleaning a spade in oil and sand
Garden tools will last longer if we take good care of them, but it can be a real bother to do so. A simple trick will make it much easier for you to keep your shovels, hoes, trowels, etc. clean and protected.
Safety With Electric Tools
GFCI outlet
Electric tools eliminate the fire hazards associated with gasoline, but introduce the hazard of electric shock or electrocution. There are some steps you can take to improve the safety of electric tools.
How To Choose a Lawn/Garden Tractor - Engines
vertical shaft engine
One of the factors that most affects both the capability of a lawn/garden tractor, and the price, is the engine.
Wheelbarrows and Garden Carts
wheelbarrow
Homeowners and gardeners often use wheelbarrows and garden carts to move materials. This article describes advantages and limitations of each.
How To Choose a Lawn/Garden Tractor - Quality Versus Price
welded front axle
Do you get what you pay for when buying a mowing tractor? There is certainly a wide range of prices; in fact, you can easily pay twice as much for a lawn tractor at a major farm equipment dealer as you would pay for a lawn tractor with the same horsepower and mowing width at a discount store. What do you get for the additional money?
Safety When Driving Equipment Onto Trailers
backing mower up ramps onto trailer
Loading equipment onto trailers and trucks presents a safety challenge. Loading the right way can reduce the risk of overturn and operator injury.
The Effects of Width and Speed on Mower Productivity
finishing mower
It seems obvious that a wider or faster mower will cover a lawn faster than a narrower or slower mower, but this is not always true - and seldom will the increase in cutting rate be proportional to the increase in width or speed.
Hover Mowers
Hover mower.
Hover mowers are rotary lawnmowers that have no wheels but rather ride on an air cushion.
New Features on Zero-Turning-Radius Mowers
oscillating front suspension
Zero-turning-radius mowers are popular among professionals and homeowners with larger lawns. Zero-turning-radius manufacturers offer many new and/or optional features on their mowers that further increase their versatility and ease of use.
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