Chris Sharon

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10 Snowmobile Tool Kit Must Haves

Snowmobiling

If you’ve been following our blog lately, it’s pretty clear that we’re into snowmobiles. When living in an area that gets below-zero highs, you can feel a little antsy being stuck inside.

Snow Tires vs. All-Season Tires: Worth the Cost?

Snow Tires - Winter Driving

During my last post on preparing your vehicle for winter, one of the comments that came up was the use of snow tires. Of course if you’re living in the desert or tropics, heavy snowfall is likely the least of your worries. But, if you’re a winter road warrior, a set of snow tires can be

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Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

Cold-weather oil performance Snowy Car Windshield

With winter around the corner, now is a good time to get your vehicle prepared for the worst. Being based in northern Wisconsin, we at AMSOIL talk a lot about how synthetic lubricants make life a little easier, as the cold air starts to pierce our engines and lungs. Wherever you may be, nasty road

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How to Winterize Your Boat and Motor

Tracker Boat Fishing Mercury

Recently, I’ve become the owner of my first boat, a used pontoon with a two-stroke outboard motor. I’ve been dreaming of fishing with my buddies out on the St. Louis River on a calm, crisp summer morning.

Top 5 Skid-Steer Maintenance Tips

Skid Steer - Skid Steer Maintenance

Skid-steers are built for tough, professional projects. Whether you’re clearing land, moving rocks or tearing down a wall, a skid-steer is an excellent piece of equipment for many different jobs. But these nimble machines can be expensive to repair and replace if neglected. Companies such as Timberline Landscaping keep their skid-steers going strong with good

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Best Practices for Your Zero-Turn Mower

Zero-turn mower best maintenance practices

Here at AMSOIL, we’re always investigating ways we can help you get the most out of your vehicles and equipment. One example includes the zero-turn mowers used by landscape professionals. I haven’t used one personally, but I chatted with AMSOIL Product Specialist Josh Kimmes about his firsthand experiences operating zero-turn mowers while working for a

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What’s the Right Fuel for Landscape Power Equipment?

Zero-turn mower best maintenance practices

If you buy a new mower, trimmer, snowblower or other piece of equipment, you may find a warning in the owner’s manual to not use certain grades of ethanol-blended gasoline. But what is ethanol and what harm can it do? Ethanol is an alcohol fuel distilled from plant materials, such as corn or sugar. It’s

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Recent Diesel Oil Trends: Addressing Oil Consumption

Recent Diesel Oil Trends Consumption - Truck on freeway

Using a good diesel oil is essential to keeping engine components clean and protected. But changing tides may be dampening the level of wear protection offered by some oils. To meet emissions standards, oil additives that protect the engine were reduced with the introduction of the API CJ-4 performance specification, in 2006. Reduced additive content may cause unforeseen

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