What Outdoor Power Equipment Do I Need This Spring?

What Outdoor Power Equipment Do I Need This Spring?

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Having the right outdoor power equipment on hand year-round is crucial, according to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. Grow familiar with safe operating procedures and anticipate bad weather or a power outage before it disrupts your life, the association advises. Having the right outdoor equipment on hand is also essential for ensuring a safer home. Keep in mind that spring and summer storms can generate power surges that can damage your electronics, appliances and even your home wiring.

Lawn Mowers

Lawn mowers are a type of outdoor power equipment that can be used to trim your lawn. They come in several different varieties, each designed for a specific purpose and size of lawn. Most lawn mowers have a small, one-cylinder internal combustion engine. Some smaller models require a human to push them over the grass; other versions are self-propelled and only need the operator to walk behind them. For larger lawns, there are ride-on mowers that resemble tractors and often have a large cutting deck mounted amidships between the front and rear axles. They are more maneuverable around corners and are often more expensive than a rotary mower, but they are generally less reliable.


Adding an edger to your lawn tool lineup can give your yard a professional, finished look. Whether you need to trim around a flower bed, clean up along a driveway or keep invasive grass from overgrowing your lawn, an edger is the perfect solution. For example, the Milwaukee M18 Fuel(r) QUIK-LOK(tm) Edger Attachment provides the power and versatility to cut a straight, clean edge along sidewalks, driveways, fence lines and flower beds. It’s an easy way to make your yard look its best.


If you’re ready for a new outdoor adventure or need a backup power source in the event of an emergency, generators are a must-have. They can be portable or stationary, and come in a wide range of fuel types (gasoline, propane, diesel). The right generator is essential for work, tailgating or camping. Make sure you select the proper size, measured in watts or kilowatts, for your needs. The right size means enough power to run all your tools and devices. Also, you’ll want a quiet generator so you don’t disturb the people around you. Check the noise level measurements, usually reported in decibels or dBA, for 1/4 rated load and full rated load.


Whether you’re trimming trees and bushes, defining edges along sidewalks or removing growth from hard-to-reach spots above ground, a chainsaw is an outdoor power equipment staple. Find cordless options that make it easier than ever to get in the treetops. The best thing about a chainsaw is that it can be used on a variety of surfaces. You can use it to cut firewood, clear out branches and clean up a storm-ravaged yard. It also happens to be the most powerful tool in the industry. It may not be as easy to use as the lawn mower or trimmer you’re probably most familiar with, but a good old-fashioned chainsaw can do wonders for your backyard. Fortunately, Hill’s Repair Shop is your local source for the latest and greatest in outdoor power equipment for home, ranch and business use. Contact us today!