Choosing Essential Equipment for Your Farm

Over the years, farming has become more and more technology-driven. Now, mechanization accounts for roughly 25% of operating costs on a farm. With so much money going toward equipment, you should know exactly what you need to keep your farm not only operational, but profitable. We’ve compiled a list of important pieces of equipment and how each one can be utilized to its full potential on your farm. Continue reading

Husqvarna riding mower

Product Spotlight: Husqvarna Lawn Equipment

This week, we wanted to give the spotlight to the equipment you’ve relied on all summer long; your mower! Not just any mower, though; Husqvarna has been an innovative, driving force in the equipment manufacturing industry for over 325 years. Now, we get to showcase their beautiful, functional, efficient equipment for you to bring home.

Here at Eagle Power Turf & Tractor, we are proud to carry a full line of Husqvarna’s lawn care equipment. From a range of mowers to leaf blowers and hedge trimmers, we’re here to help you make your lawn truly spectacular all year long. We’ll spotlight just a few of Husqvarna’s top sellers here today, but be sure to visit their web site at www.husqvarna.com for a full equipment list. Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Use OEM Parts – and 2 Reasons to Avoid Them

Within the commercial heavy equipment industries, OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts are generally the go-to replacement parts for machine repairs or maintenance. But why? What sets OEM parts apart from generic, aftermarket brands? Here are 4 reasons you should be using OEM parts, and 2 reasons OEM parts might not be the best choice for your business. Continue reading

stihl mower

STIHL – The Best Outdoor Power Equipment

Start up any STIHL outdoor power tool and you’ll quickly see why STIHL is the number-one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld power equipment in America. Whether it’s a chainsaw, sprayer, edger, or other reliable STIHL product, the quality in your hands is evident.

At Eagle Power Turf and Tractor, we’re happy to sell and service STIHL’s extensive product line. As your local STIHL dealer, we’d like to review for you the range of handheld outdoor power equipment available from STIHL. Continue reading

Team Spotlight: James Scherer

James Scherer The team spotlight series here at Eagle Power Turf & Tractor highlights some of our great members we have the pleasure of working with every day. Get to know our awesome team that helps ensure Eagle Power Turf & Tractor remains the trusted and respected authority in outdoor power equipment rentals, sales and service for PA, Maryland, and Delaware.

Next up on the hot seat is Service Manager Jim Scherer. Find out what Jim had to say below!

Q: What is your favorite city and why?
A: My favorite city is Memphis Tn. Great food, music and no open container laws on Beale Street

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JCB Mini CX 4x4

Tips for Buying a Used Tractor

There are dozens of reasons to purchase used equipment. Some common ones we hear are:

  • Used equipment comes at much lower initial cost than new.
  • Used equipment holds its value when well-maintained.
  • There’s no depreciation when you drive (or haul) it off the lot.
  • Used equipment can come with protection plans just like a new machine.

The key to getting the most out of a used tractor is to know what you’re looking for. We’d like to share a few guidelines for purchasing a used tractor to help you get the most bang for your buck. Follow these tips and you’ll be an expert in no time. Continue reading

Team Spotlight: Owen Derrickson

Owen Derrickson The team spotlight series here at Eagle Power Turf & Tractor highlights some of our great members we have the pleasure of working with every day. Get to know our awesome team that helps ensure Eagle Power Turf & Tractor remains the trusted and respected authority in outdoor power equipment rentals, sales and service for PA, Maryland, and Delaware.

Next up on the hot seat is Parts Specialist Owen Derrickson. Find out what Owen had to say below!

Q: Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?
A: Going on a 3 month cruise around the world

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3 Great Gravely Options

gravely mower If you’re familiar with Gravely, you already know comfort and precision are at the core of every product they create. They’ve been around for over 100 years, and with their obvious dedication to quality and innovation, it’s hard to imagine they won’t be around for 100 more.

Gravely offers products in three distinct categories:

  1. Stand-On Mowers – For those looking for quick maneuvering and intuitive operator features, Gravely’s Pro-Stance mowers are stand-on mowers that feature an easy to adjust deck that ranges from 36 to 60 inches depending on your model. The flip-up suspension platform provides comfort to stand on, or folds up if you prefer to walk behind. A height adjustment system makes it more convenient for shorter mower operators. Gravely stand-on mowers have ground speeds of 8/3 mph for the 36” deck model, and 9/4 mph for all other models. These speedy machines will mow between 2.9 and 5.5 acres an hour. (Please note, we usually do not stock stand-on mowers but can order them.)

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Team Spotlight: Bob Seitz

Bob Seitz The team spotlight series here at Eagle Power Turf & Tractor highlights some of our great members we have the pleasure of working with every day. Get to know our awesome team that helps ensure Eagle Power Turf & Tractor remains the trusted and respected authority in outdoor power equipment rentals, sales and service for PA, Maryland, and Delaware.

Next up on the hot seat is Parts Manager Bob Seitz. Find out what Bob had to say below!

Q: Where is your Favorite place to be?
A: Work of course!

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It’s Time to Sharpen Your Mower Blade!

ferris mower We’re winding down on a cold and damp winter, and everyone’s looking forward to a warm, sunny spring. Every weekend more and more people are showing up in local garden centers, preparing for that first hint of a nice weekend to start their yard work.

Whether it’s mulching, weeding, mowing or other landscaping tasks, there are some steps you can take to be ready once spring has finally “sprung.” One of those important steps should be the sharpening of your lawn mower blade, and today we want to highlight why this is important for a green and healthy lawn.

First of all, how do you know if your blade needs to be sharpened? Here are three quick ways: Continue reading