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What Makes Ventrac Tractors So Powerful & Versatile?

If you’ve landed here, the chances are good that you’re just getting acquainted with the unique and rugged compact machines that are Ventrac tractors—and you want to know more. Here at PowerPro Equipment, we’re proud to be Central Pennsylvania’s leading Ventrac dealer, and we know all there is to know about these fantastic tractors, which define the old adage of “good things come in small packages.”

Read on to learn the answer to our title question for today’s post, as well as discover just a few of the other big reasons to choose Ventrac compact tractors. Read More…


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Your Mowing Questions Answered: What’s the Best Mower for Hills?

Mowing hills certainly vexes many property owners in our PowerPro service area here in Central PA, and we often get asked the question, “what’s the best mower for hills?” After all, if your property features a lot of hills or sloping terrain, it’s no secret that mowing these areas poses a unique challenge since most residential lawnmowers are not rated for mowing slopes greater than about 15 degrees. It’s just not safe to mow steep inclines due to rollover risk.

Maybe you tackle these zones with string trimmers and edgers today because you haven’t found a better solution. But it sure would be nice to mow these areas, right?

Today’s post gives you a few options to explore, since the answer to our title question really is, “it depends.” Read on to learn more. Read More…


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Answers to Your Five Biggest FAQs About Mahindra Tractors

Are you in the market for a new sub-compact, compact, or larger utility tractor to get more work done around your property or in your commercial landscaping fleet? If so, you may be feeling overwhelmed at this point by the sheer number of great options out there from a dizzying array of tractor manufacturers and brands. Here at PowerPro Equipment, we want you to know that your tractor buying experience doesn’t have to be difficult when you consider Mahindra, The Official Tractor of Tough. Read More…


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Do You Know What Grass Type Your Lawn is Made Of?

As spring gets underway, it’s crucial to assess your lawn and know what type of grass you have so you know how to properly care for it during the growing—and mowing—season. It’s also important to see if you might need to reseed or overseed with a different species of grass that will better suit your expectations for your lawn.

Today’s post takes a closer look at some of the most popular—and easy-care—grass types that thrive in Pennsylvania lawns like those of our PowerPro Equipment customers. Read on to learn more. Read More…


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It’s Time to Transition to a Zero Turn Mower and Here’s Why

Everyone loves the smell of freshly cut grass. Unless, of course, you’re the one spending long Saturday afternoons mowing a vast sea of green with a typical lawn tractor.

While commercial lawn care services have long embraced the benefits of zero turn mowers to cut grass with more precision and efficiency, many consumers haven’t made the transition. That’s because zero turn mowers are typically larger and more expensive than most typical lawn tractors. Read More…


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The Complete Lawn Care Schedule: Your Guide to Year-Round Lawn Care Success

How Do I Keep My Grass Green Year-Round?

The key to keeping your grass lush and green throughout the growing season is a consistent maintenance routine. Doing the right things at the right time of year will ensure that your lawn gets the nutrients it needs while preventing many problems before they begin. Read More…


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9 Tips to Make Snow Removal Easier During This Winter’s Biggest Snowstorms

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with snow. While there’s something magical about watching snow fall from the warmth of our homes, cleaning up that snow after the storm has passed is a big hassle most of us dread.

But there are ways to make snow cleanup faster and easier, even when a major snowstorm is heading your way. Here are our 9 best tips to make your snow removal experience much easier this winter. Read More…


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How to Cut Down A Tree Safely and Precisely with a Chainsaw

If it’s time to cut down a tree on your property, learning how to cut down that tree safely should be the most important first step. Taking down a large tree is no small task, and making sure you have the right safety precautions and tools will enable your success.

Depending on the size and location of the tree you need to remove, you may want to take a few extra precautions or hire a professional. Keep reading to find out if you are ready to tackle that tree in your backyard. Never hesitate to contact a professional if you are still unsure about the best way to bring your tree down, or have concerns about damaging your nearby property. Read More…


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Should You Consider Battery-Powered Lawn Equipment?

The short answer to our headline question is yes. Battery-powered lawn equipment and other outdoor tools like blowers, chainsaws, and even mowers are better than ever with lengthy runtimes between charges and surprisingly robust power capabilities. However, there are still some drawbacks compared to traditional gas-powered lawn equipment.

Today’s blog post shares what you need to know as you think about dumping your old gas-powered equipment in favor of high-tech battery-powered models. Read More…


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How to Prepare Your Lawn for the Winter Months

The dog days of summer are finally behind us, replaced with chilly autumn days and brisk nights. While you may be enjoying a break from your regular mowing schedule, your quest for the perfect lawn is far from over. In fact, the work you do this fall will set the stage for next year’s lawn. Here’s how to prepare your lawn for the coming winter to get the best results next spring. Read More…