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how often should you mow your lawn

How Often Should You Mow Your Lawn?

While PowerPro is known far and wide as THE homeowner’s power equipment destination, one of the most common questions we answer isn’t about machinery — it’s about grass. Many homeowners want to know, “How often should you mow your lawn?”. That answer depends on the season and the weather conditions, but generally you’ll want to mow your lawn every 4 to 10 days. Keep reading our blog as we break down that range into specific suggestions for spring, summer, and fall!

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best zero turn mower brands

Best Zero Turn Mower Brands

Zero turn mowers are quickly becoming an in-demand choice for homeowners and landscapers alike. Compared to tractor model riding mowers, zero turns are more maneuverable and can cut the time you spend mowing in half. If you’re looking to upgrade, you have tons of options, and it can be hard to know where you should invest your money. At PowerPro, we stock the best zero turn mower brands — which we consider to be Hustler, Spartan, Gravely, and Toro.

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branson tractors for sale

Branson Tractors for Sale

Professionals and hobby farmers are always looking for the best equipment to make their hard work a little easier. As a trusted heavy equipment dealer, we at PowerPro feel it’s our responsibility to ensure that we are providing our customers the very best solutions on the market. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we are official Branson Tractor dealers — and that we keep a line of Branson Tractors for sale in stock at all times!

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envy neighborhood vehicle for sale

The eNVy Neighborhood Vehicle for Sale at PowerPro

We’re proud to offer one of the most unique, headline-making pieces of home equipment: the eNVy electric vehicle. While we often hear it compared to a deluxe golf cart or camp cart, the eNVy truly is in a class of its own as far as style, features, and innovation are concerned. Since we currently offer the eNVy neighborhood vehicle for sale at PowerPro, we encourage you to learn more — and to schedule your test drive today.

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stihl dealer

Proud to be an Official Stihl Dealer in PA

At PowerPro, our mission has always been to ensure homeowners and professionals have the power they need to tackle any job. When an opportunity comes along to add a legendary line of power equipment to our inventory, we take it in a heartbeat. If we trust the equipment to make a difference for hardworking people, then we want it on our shelves and in our showrooms. That’s why we are very proud to announce that PowerPro is an official Stihl dealer!

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affordable zero turn mowers

Affordable Zero Turn Mowers: Starting Under $3,000

Zero turn lawn mowers are the undisputable professional choice for a great cut in far less time. More and more, homeowners want to bring the advantages and the unique feel of a zero turn to their backyard. However, since you might not have a huge budget, we’re profiling high-quality and affordable zero turn mowers — from the nation’s leading brands.

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what to look for in a zero turn mower

What to Look for in a Zero Turn Mower: 5 Key Traits

When you upgrade to the power and handling of a zero turn mower, mowing the lawn stops being a chore — and it starts being fun! All you need to do is find the right mower to deliver that experience. Here’s what to look for in a zero turn mower to guarantee it provides the performance you need, with the durability to make it last.

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should i repair or replace my lawn mower

Should I Repair or Replace My Lawn Mower?

This is the big question that homeowners and landscapers ask themselves when facing down any substantial repair bill. Deciding, “Should I repair or replace my lawn mower?” is all about weighing the pros and the cons to find the best long term financial value. The right choice for you depends on your mower, what it needs, and your budget — that’s what we’re digging into in today’s blog.

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best snow removal equipment

Our Guide to the Best Snow Removal Equipment

Whether we have an easy winter or we get slammed with blizzard after blizzard, you need a snow removal plan. There’s no feeling worse than facing down deep powder completely unequipped — with nothing but a few shovels. Whether you’re a homeowner with a driveway or you lead a facility maintenance team, winter weather is a problem. In today’s blog, we’re profiling the best snow removal equipment for both homeowners and professionals alike!

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snow blower buying guide

Snow Blower Buying Guide

You’ve shoveled your last driveway — you’re ready to handle this winter like a professional. A snow blower is the essential piece of power snow removal equipment to help you conquer the winter. To narrow down your decision, we’ve put together this snow blower buying guide to help you find the right type of equipment for your needs and your budget.

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buying new vs used construction equipment

Buying Used Construction Equipment: Pros & Cons

High-quality equipment is key to the success of a construction company — and it’s one of their primary expenses. That’s why shopping for new construction equipment can often be a balancing act between managing your budget and guaranteeing quality. Buying used construction equipment is a popular choice to avoid paying a premium price for new equipment as well as to enjoy a few other key benefits. In today’s blog, we’re highlighting the pros and cons of buying used.

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zero turn vs riding mower

Zero Turn vs Riding Mower: Find Your Best Choice

If it’s been awhile since you shopped for a new mower, the market might look different from what you remember. That’s because zero turn mowers have burst onto the scene as one of the most popular options for homeowners and landscapers. So, how do these units compare to the traditional tractor-style riding mowers? We’re breaking it down here — learn all about zero turn vs riding mowers.

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Ventrac Tractor

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.”

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Lawn Mowing

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.

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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.

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grass types

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.

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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.

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

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.

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Snow Removal

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.

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How to Cut Down A Tree Safely

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.

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Battery-Powered Lawn Equipment

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.

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Prepare Your Lawn for the Winter Months

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.

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The Best Tractors

The Best Tractors: Mahindra vs. Everyone Else

Here at PowerPro Equipment, we honestly believe that Mahindra is one of the best tractor manufacturers in existence today. The fact that many of their hardworking compact, sub-compact, and larger utility models are outselling the competition around the world is strong proof of their dedication to producing quality products that can get the job done.

And, the brand is also deeply committed to American manufacturing—with assembly and distribution facilities in five United States cities, including one in Bloomsburg, PA. This fact alone has helped Mahindra win the hearts of farmers, ranchers, and other property owners here in the USA.

So, why should you choose Mahindra over the competition? Today’s post gives you a few big reasons.

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Season Firewood

How to Season Firewood

While the temperatures outside continue to heat up, firewood is probably the last thing on your mind. But if you’re looking for an excuse to fire up the chainsaw, it might be a great time to start gathering logs to burn this winter. (And any time is a good time for chainsaw maintenance!)

Just make sure that any logs you cut now have plenty of time to dry before you burn them. Burning fresh-cut firewood or green wood produces a lot of smoke and is a big contributor to dangerous creosote buildup in chimneys, a leading cause of chimney fires.

Here are some tips to properly season your firewood, along with answers to a few frequently asked questions for better wood burning this winter.

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Organic Lawn Care

Make Your Yard Exceptional with Organic Lawn Care

The perfect, green lawn is a quest for the ages. In fact, U.S. households will spend nearly $6.6 billion on lawn and garden supplies this year alone to beautify their lawns and battle weeds. But growing concerns over chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides have prompted many consumers to begin looking for safer, healthier alternatives.

The answer is organic lawn care. Let’s explore how you can grow an exceptional lawn without synthetic fertilizers, dangerous chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides.

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The Mowers You Want

The Mowers You Want: Hustler Raptor vs. Spartan RZ Models

As an experienced property owner, you’ve likely upgraded your mowing equipment over the years to better suit both your lawn’s needs and how you like to mow.

But, have you made lawn mowing truly fun? If you’re looking at your rider and don’t feel inspired to drop everything and saddle up for mowing right this instant, the answer is no. Luckily, the latest zero-turn lineups from a few of our customer-favorite brands, Hustler and Spartan, offer a remedy to lawn maintenance boredom!

What if mowing was more like zipping around the motor speedway in a ridiculously powerful stock car than driving your humble commuter to work? Both the Hustler Raptor and Spartan RZ Pro series mowers can give you this adrenaline-pumping thrill that your current workaday lawn tractor can’t match.

Today’s post gives a little background on both of these standout ranges to show you what you’ve been missing in mowing excitement. And don’t worry—both fleets are available to test drive and fully appreciate in person at your nearest PowerPro location!

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Lawn Mower Maintenance

What Everyone Needs to Know About Lawn Mower Maintenance

The lawn mower is the unsung hero in our backyard arsenal. We expect it to start on the first pull without fail, cut through mountains of grass, handle rocks and debris, and keep right on working through the end of fall. Yet many of us skimp on lawn mower maintenance or skip it altogether.

But, lack of regular maintenance is one of the reasons why many lawn mowers don’t last as long as they should. According to HomeGuides, “The average lawn mower lasts eight to 10 years with proper maintenance and care. A lawnmower that is not maintained may last one-half that time.”

Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to keep your mower in tip-top shape. In fact, most of the work can be completed at the end of the mowing season or before the first grass cut in the spring. Here’s a handy checklist on what to do during each season to get the most from your mower.

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The Brand New Hustler Dash

The Brand New Hustler Dash vs. Regular Riding Mowers

Nothing beats the smell of freshly cut grass in the summer…except when you’re the one out there cutting it. Sneakers stained green, sweat dripping down your back from the summer sun, and probably a fresh sunburn on your arms—sound familiar? As homeowners, we’ve all been there, but maintaining your lawn doesn’t have to be miserable.

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Spring is Here: Get Your Lawn In Shape With These Tips

With the vernal equinox behind us, the days are getting longer. And that means your yard is starting to wake up for the season. While your first true mow may still be a few weeks away, there is plenty of prep work you need to get done now – both to get your machinery ready and to make sure your lawn doesn’t have any problems that developed over the winter when your attention was focused elsewhere.

Today we’re taking a look at what you need to do to get your summer of mowing off to a great start.

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The Basics of Maintaining Your Chainsaw

The Basics of Maintaining Your Chainsaw

Spring is on the way—prime time for property cleanup. Is your chainsaw ready?

If you don’t want to be stuck clearing winter’s downed tree limbs and other debris without the right equipment in your hands, now’s the time to show your chainsaw a little love, or shop for a new one at PowerPro Equipment!

Get ready to learn more about changing out chains, replacing old gasoline, and performing regular preventative maintenance on your trusty machine in today’s post.

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Snow Blower

Have you found yourself staring enviously at your neighbor’s snow blower? If you’re anything like us, each winter you shovel your driveway through a couple snows and start dreaming of a machine to do the heavy lifting.

But what kind should you get? There are a bunch of types from a variety of brands and it’s hard to tell which is designed for what purpose, and which is going to work best for you.

That’s why we’ve done the research to give you this guide to snow blowers. At the end of this article you’ll know exactly what you need, which blowers offer it, and before you know it, you’ll cut your driveway clearing time to nearly a quarter of what it used to take.

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Get Him What He “Really” Wants

Get Him What He “Really” Wants this Holiday Season!

Looking for the perfect gift for all the men in your life? Husbands? Dads? Uncles? Brothers-in-law?

Before you grab that tacky tie, fancy pen, or embarrassing pair of golf shorts, take heart…

There’s a better way to give him a gift he really wants this year.

Whether you’re shopping for the man who seems to have it all, or just want to see a genuine smile when he rips open the wrapping paper this year, Power Pro Equipment has some super gift ideas that will make you look like a gift-giving ninja!

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Treat Your Mower Right This Fall

Treat Your Mower Right This Fall

Is it safe to say we’re finally done mowing for the year?

While you might still be doing a little leaf-mulching and clean-up with your trusty walk behind, tractor, or zero turn lawnmower, we all know it’s about time to park it for the winter and gear up for snow removal.

(Let’s observe a moment of silence for all the sweat we put into the yard this summer…can you hear that bugle playing “Taps?”)

Okay – that was a touching moment. But now another end-of-season question – do you just lock your mower in the shed or the barn and deal with maintenance in March or April?

We hope you didn’t just say yes!

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Ready to Make Winter Fun Again?

Don’t let the thought of winter snow removal get you down this year. Here at PowerPro Equipment, we see winter storms as an Extreme Winter Challenge ready for conquering.

What’s our prescription for fun? More. Horsepower.

Be the envy of your neighborhood as you plow through the piles and melt that snow faster than the sun!

Winter? Snow? We say bring it on. And you will too when you get rid of that shovel and check out the power equipment that makes snow removal something to look forward to.

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Our Biggest Sale of the Year is Coming to ALL PowerPro Locations!

Have you struggled with an old, broken-down mower for another whole season? You deserve an upgrade. And our End of Season Clearance Sale is your opportunity to get that equipment with unbelievable savings!

Every PowerPro location will be joining in on this sales event on September 7th and 8th, so here’s your excuse to check out the deals. Mark your calendar and plan to join us at your closest PowerPro location!

Find our lowest prices of the year and take advantage of incredible clearance discounts. We promise you don’t want to miss this sale.

Here’s just a little sneak peek at what you can expect to find on sale. Remember that discounts apply to in-stock units only, but we are always happy to help you customize your dream mower!

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Why Mahindra is the Top Selling Tractor in the World

Why Mahindra is the Top Selling Tractor in the World

It’s true that Mahindra is a #1 bestselling compact tractor brand throughout the world, though we realize that you may not have become acquainted yet. A relative newcomer in North America compared to many other favorite tractor brands, Mahindra USA set up shop in Texas in the mid-1990s. And the brand has been winning diehard fans and earning a solid reputation as a durable, hardworking tractor option ever since. Today we’re taking a look at why you should seriously consider Mahindra for your next equipment purchase. 98% of current Mahindra customers recommend that you do, and you certainly don’t have to search hard to find a Mahindra enthusiast or a proud dealer like us here at PowerPro Equipment.

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Take the Hassle Out of Mowing with Hustler

Take the Hassle Out of Mowing with Hustler

Designed to deliver high-performance, precise cutting, and optimal driving comfort, Hustler’s broad range of zero turn mowers are built to the highest standards, and with the world-famous quality that the Hustler® brand has delivered for over 50 years. No matter if you’re in the market for a new zero turn mower to tackle your lawn at home or to handle the demands of a full client list in your lawn care business, Hustler has a solution to exceed expectations.

Hustler’s residential zero turns can handle rugged terrain with ease while delivering fast and precise cutting to demanding homeowners, while Hustler’s commercial-grade zero turns are just the thing for those who seek serious performance and more mowing horsepower at a great value. To determine the best buy for your particular application, let’s take a look at the features and specs of Hustler’s impressive selection of zero turn mowers.

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Why Choose a Spartan Mower Over the Rest?

Why Choose a Spartan Mower Over the Rest?

When Spartan Mowers first roared onto the scene in 2015, they were seeking to bring more power and, yes, even fun, to the mowing experience. They’ve fast become objects of envy for property owners across the USA in the years since, and there are many reasons why. Not already dreaming of owning a Spartan zero turn mower? We’re here to convince you.

Spartan Mowers are built right here in America to provide you with a smoother, more powerful riding experience when mowing. The awesome engine power and aggressive styling of Spartan’s zero turn mowers set them apart, offering commercial grade capability for home mowing. Driving a Spartan mower feels much like piloting a sports car, and when it comes to durability and performance, these zero turn mowers are second to none. Let’s take a closer look at some of the fantastic benefits that Spartan mowers bring to the yard.

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Power Pro Equipment York Store & Showroom Grand Opening!

Power Pro Equipment York Store & Showroom Grand Opening!

Power Pro Equipment here! We wanted to start by thanking those of you who came out to our York store’s grand opening on March 23 and 24. We had a great time meeting everyone and showing off our latest location, which is store #6 for us!

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The Evolution of Lawn Mowers Throughout History

The Evolution of Lawn Mowers Throughout History

Today’s selection of lawn mowers can be overwhelming. From large riding mowers and tractors to small push-behind and remote-controlled mowers, there’s an option for everyone. Although advancements in mowing technology have allowed us to mow with less work and in less time, we didn’t always have it so easy. The history of the lawn mower is a story of innovation and adaptation, and it certainly shows how far we’ve come in terms of mowing technology.

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When a Remote

When a Remote-Controlled Spider is Right for You

Lawn mowers are great because they help you keep your landscape and home in presentable condition, but sometimes the discerning homeowner wants to tackle that vast green lawn in a better way. With advances in mowing technology, we can now mow quicker, more safely, and more efficiently, affording us greener, more attractive lawns with only a fraction of the effort. There’s no better way to enjoy those same results than with a remote-controlled Spider Mower.

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Features to look for

Features to Look for in a Zero-Turn Mower

Since their introduction in 1963, the zero-turn mower has evolved into an ultra-efficient means to tackle yards and landscapes of all sizes. For years, zero-turn mowers have been used by professional landscapers to achieve a manicured look in less time; but today, that technology has become more readily available. Like cars, there are luxury vehicles and economy vehicles, so even a homeowner can purchase and benefit from owning a zero-turn mower.

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Top Questions Answered

Top Questions to Ask When Buying a Riding Mower

When buying a riding mower — especially if it’s your first one—you’ll be faced with many options. It can seem daunting to see all of the different sizes, brands, attachments, and models, but you can cut out a lot of the unnecessary work of finding the perfect riding mower by asking yourself (or a sales person) the right questions up front.

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