Chainsaw repair tip. #8

I think all of us that own and repair chainsaws will agree that bar and chain issues can be extremely confusing. Take, for instance, a recent service issue from our dealership. A customer had just purchased and installed a new chain on his Husqvarna chainsaw. After just a couple of minutes of use, the bar…

First Look. Ferris’ New ISX800 Zero Turn

November… In the power equipment world this is when all the new models for the coming year get unveiled. One that really caught my eye is the new ISX800 from Ferris Industries. Known for their independent suspension and grease-able components, Ferris has been a leader in commercial zero turn lawn equipment. Up to this point, The middle…

Gravely Zero Turn Lawn Mowers. What’s in a name…?

  I’ve had a few old timers come into my dealership lately asking about the “return of gravely mowers” back onto the market. So I did a little investigating to see if the old company was still around and what they may have to offer. Let’s start with a little background… The Gravely Motor Plow…

Reviewing the 2018 Simplicity Courier

The Simplicity Courier…What can I say? It’s a pretty cool twist on lawn equipment. A quick glance reveals a zero turn lawn mower that also has a cargo bed to carry all of your supplies. But there’s a lot more to the courier… I’ve been in this business for 30 years and I’m not afraid…

What’s new for Branson Tractors?

Well, January is behind us. And here in Nashville, TN. the first day of February brought us snow flurries. So, why not stay inside where it’s warm and talk tractors. 1905h.   I call this little guy  “The lawn mower on steroids” A 19 HP 3 cylinder liquid cooled diesel with 4×4, power steering &…

Branson 2400 Tractor Review

Recently while visiting Branson Tractor’s world headquarters in Rome, GA. The conversation turned to the most popular size of compact tractors sold in the U.S. today, all brands combined. Nationwide, tractors under 25 H.P. outsell every other size by a wide margin. That news really got me thinking about the Branson 2400 and 2400H. In…

2018 Exmark Lazer Z lawn mower review

December 1. Today. just 30 days until the new year. The 2018 Mowers are already in stock and on display in my store. SO…What do I really think of the New Lazer X from Exmark? There have been a few changes for 2018. More Kawasaki engines in the line, including 2 new EFI models. 3D…

Tips for lawn mower running problems

In my 30 years of professional repair experience I have watched the face of the lawn equipment industry change drastically. From the first zero turn mower to the recent   If you have ever experienced a time when your lawn mower runs poorly with a lack of power, try this little trick. ACTION= With the…

Tractor GPM. What it is & why it matters.

If you are shopping for a compact utility tractor, you will undoubtedly run into the term “hydraulic GPM“.  What in the world is that? And why should you care about it? Tractor hydraulic system capability is measured in 2 ways. PSI, or ‘Pounds per Square Inch’ of pressure. Pressure in it’s simplest tractor form, is…

HST vs. Shuttle Shift Transmissions

This was a rare morning on our farm, with nothing really to do but fill the troughs and mow the back pasture. So, with a little extra time, I thought I would take a few moments to touch on a question I hear frequently from our audience; “which transmission  is more desirable in a compact…

Spring is only 8 months away!

Fall will be upon us soon and most of us forget about our lawns as the growing season winds down. This time of year we tend to turn our attention to other important tasks. Football, bonfires and back to school for the kids, Just to name a few. Well when these warm-season grasses begin slowing down as…

When your zero turn won’t move.

We occasionally have Z-turns brought in to our service department at MT&T for “no movement” Lets take a few minutes and discuss the system and the probable issues. The drive system of any basic residential or commercial zero turn lawn mower consists of 2 separate transmission systems and a single belt system that drives both of…