How to Fight Ethanol Problems in Small Engines

Small engine carburetor

Small-engine manufacturers warn that ethanol can dissolve plastic and create harmful deposits, leading to costly repairs. Here’s what you can do about it.



What is Fuel Stabilizer?

Lawnmower

Fuel stabilizer is like an antioxidant for gas. It disrupts the chemical reaction that causes gas to break down, helping engines start easily and run well.



Lawnmower Storage: How to Do it Right

Zero-turn mower best maintenance practices

Proper lawnmower storage is vital to ensuring your mower fires up on the first pull in the spring and lasts for years. Here’s how to do it.



Is Starting Fluid Bad for Gas Engines?

In small doses and used properly, starting fluid can be effective in hard-starting gasoline engines. But it can be bad for two-stroke or diesel engines.



Weed Eater Won’t Start? Try This

Weed eater, string trimmer, wee wacker cutting grass.

No matter what you call it – weed eater, weed whacker, string trimmer – chances are at some point it won’t start. Here’s how to get it running again.



Why Top Landscapers (Like Duluth Lawn Care) Trust AMSOIL

SABER Professional

Landscape professionals provide the most demanding proving grounds for two-stoke equipment. Their string trimmers, backpack blowers, chainsaws and other equipment run continuously in hot, dirty and wet conditions. And their brutal schedules leave no time for breakdowns. As the video shows, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants have earned the trust of landscape professionals like Duluth Lawn Care.

Read More



Your String Trimmer, Chainsaw and Blower Mix Ratio Made Easy

Chainsaw

Depending on two-stroke equipment age, brand and owner preferences, keeping track of two-stroke oil mix ratios can be complicated. Professional lawn and landscape companies in particular face challenges when it comes to ensuring employees are using the correct mix ratio.



Snowblower Won’t Start? Try This

Snowblower won't start? Try this.

A snowblower that won’t start is almost always due to a fuel problem. Often, a quick carburetor cleaning is all it takes to fix the problem. Here’s how.



Help Revive a Lawn Mower (and other equipment) that Runs Rough

Lawn mower maintenance tips

Judging someone’s character can be boiled down to this key question: do they love going to the dump?