VIDEO – How to Assemble the SAT-40BH Spike Aerator by Brinly

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In this edition of our video assembly guide series, we focus on the SAT-40BH Spike Aerator. Big brother to the economical SA-40BH, the “SAT” rolls happily across sidewalks and driveways, just waiting for its transport lever to be thrown so it can get down to work. Ideal for sandy soils, its 132 galvanized steel spikes create a tight pattern to improve root system airflow dramatically. Use this video guide to accompany your owner’s manual and breeze through the assembly process.

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Zero Turn Dethatcher from Brinly

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Brinly unveils innovative Dethatcher for Zero Turn Mowers

Brinly Zero Turn Dethatcher(March 10, 2015, Jeffersonville, IN) – Brinly-Hardy Company, 175-year-old manufacturer of high-quality lawn and garden equipment, announced the release of its innovative new 48” front-mount dethatcher for zero turn radius (ZTR) mowers today.  A leading manufacturer of tow-behind lawn and garden tractor attachments since the early 1960’s, the new release marks the company’s entry into ZTR-optimized lawn care attachments.

Zero turn radius mowers have experienced rapid growth in recent years, enabling users to maintain their lawns more quickly than ever before.  The new Brinly zero turn dethatcher leverages the speed and maneuverability of ZTR mowers by being mounted on the front of the machine as opposed to trailing behind, which gives users greater control over the attachment.  By moving the dethatcher to the front of the unit, users can now extract thatch and either mulch or collect it in a single pass, eliminating the wasted time of additional passes needed with tow-behind units.

Featuring a patent-pending single bolt design, the attachment clamps onto a wide range of mower makes and models in less than a minute.  Director of Marketing Jennifer Thompson commented, “We’re excited to be able to extend our long heritage of innovation with the release of the DTZ-48BH, giving consumers and landscape contractors alike a viable solution for dethatching using the mowers they already own.  We’re proud to say that we’ve incorporated the durability that the Brinly brand has been built upon into a cutting edge product that embodies the future of the lawn mower attachment category.”

At only $339, the DTZ-48BH is over a hundred dollars less expensive than the next closest competitor.  Order yours today on HomeDepot.com

Author: Brad Turner

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Annual Lawn Equipment Maintenance Checklist: Get Ready for Spring

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Annual Lawn Equipment MaintenanceWarm weather is on the way! Time to knock the dust off the lawn equipment that’s been sitting in storage waiting for the seasons to change. Hopefully everything was stored properly in the fall, otherwise we might have a chore on our hands.

To help simplify the maintenance process a little bit, we’ve developed a short checklist to make sure that nothing major gets overlooked. You can even download the file here so that you can physically check off each line item as it gets completed.

Mowers (and other motorized equipment)
1. Re-read the owner’s manual
2. Clean under mower deck
3. Change oil & filter
4. Sharpen/replace blade(s)
5. Change air filter
6. Stabilize fuel if not stored empty
7. Inspect/change spark plug(s)
8. Clean carburetor
9. Check pneumatic tire pressure
10. Replace fuel filter
11. Clean engine cooling fins
12. Clean and lubricate gears

Attachments
1. Re-read the owner’s manual
2. Clean spreaders and sprayers after each use
3. Lubricate wheel bearings and other moving parts
4. Inflate pneumatic tires
5. Tighten any bolts that have worked their way loose
6. Calibrate spreaders
7. Order spares of serviceable parts
8. Straighten or replace damaged aerator spoons/tines
9. Inspect dethatcher tines and safety wire
10. Drain rollers to prevent deformation
11. Inspect sweeper brushes and gears


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Autumn Lawn Care Tips – Preparing for Spring Success

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Autumn Lawn Care Tips

“Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”

Confucius

Autumn is the time to prepare for a beautiful springtime lawn.  Quite often, by March or April it is too late.  In order to set ourselves up for springtime success, we need to commit to doing a little pre-work in September and October.  Last year, we discussed the importance of autumn lawn care by focusing on weed control, seeding, and fertilizing.  As important as those are, before executing that trifecta of fall lawn care awesomeness, we’ll need to make sure that the lawn and topsoil are prepared properly. Continue reading

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