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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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Mahindra-Tractor

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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Zero-Turn-Mower

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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