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Posted by in News, Maintenance on Apr 07, 2015 .
 
After a winter of shoveling, roof-raking, and other back-breaking chores, another task awaits—ridding the yard of winter's debris. A common part of the job is taking a chain saw to fallen tree branches but that can be frustrating if your chain saw isn't ready for the cleanup. Here’s what to do:
 
Fire it up. Since a chain saw is a handheld machine with a small engine, degraded gas left over the winter can keep it from starting. If you added fuel stabilizer to the gas before you put it away for the season, it might start right up. (The 2-cycle oil you mix with your gas should have built-in stabilizer.) Otherwise,...

Posted by in News, Maintenance on Apr 07, 2015 .
With the first sight of grass and rising temperatures, spring is finally just around the corner. 
 
Before we know it we will be getting our lawn mowers out of the shed! Are you ready for it? The better question may be, is your mower ready?
 
Speaking from past experience, many of us put our mower away in the fall and have not seen it since. Also from past experience, one can get frustrated when the grass needs cut and the mower does not start.
 
The best way to avoid this is to make sure your mower is cleaned and properly maintained. Whether you are a do-it-yourself type of person or prefer the help of...

Posted by in News, Home Improvement on Mar 10, 2015 .
 
Spring fever hits everyone as we finally begin to see some relief from a long, bitterly cold, snow-filled winter.
  
However, despite all the delightful spring days, March can sometimes decide it hasn’t had enough of winter and surprises us with a cold spell just when we think it is safe to plant vegetables for our main-season gardens.
 
Go ahead and plant those tomatoes outside, but keep a protective covering nearby in case of a cold spell. You can use fabric row cover or a cloche. A cloche is a bell-shaped glass covering that you place over your plants to hold in the warmth of the sun and protect against...
FERRIS® FW35 WALK BEHIND MOWERS

 

The new Ferris®  FW35 dual hydrostatic commercial walk-behind mower offers operators smoother, more user-friendly operation.  The FW35 dual hydrostatic commercial walk behind mowers feature all-new, Centralized Control handles. Inspired by professional landscapers, the redesigned handles have been moved to a more natural, ergonomic position. Improved comfort can mean extended productivity. Even better, the narrower stance of our handlebars protects hands from scrapes and cuts when navigating around shrubs and trees, mowing beside walls and fences, and when loading and unloading inside...

Posted by in Product Reviews, News on Mar 05, 2015 .
FERRIS® FW25 WALK BEHIND MOWERS
Compact, self-propelled mower for the landscape professional

Whether shuttling between jobs or maneuvering around obstacles, this walk behind mower is a heavy duty performer in an efficient package.

With a choice of 36" and 48" cutting widths, FW25 dual hydrostatic commercial walk behind mowers will readily fit most small sheds and trailers while packing impressive performance and features. Fulltime lawn care crews will appreciate the comfort of our all-new, CC™ Centralized Control handles. Moved inward to a more natural, ergonomic position, you may discover you last longer...

Posted by in News, Specials on Feb 17, 2015 .
As winter near's it's end, a number of lawn cutters, landscapers and contractors are starting to look ahead for the upcoming season.   Alpine is excited to announce that we will once again be holding our annual Open House and Product Showcase on Thursday March 26, 2015 from 10AM-2PM.
 
We invite local landscapers to come in and take advantage of our exclusive red-tag promotions, giveaways, games and food.  Click here to contact us about attending this exclusive event.
 
 

The History of our Open House

In 1995, Alpine was the first to hold an Open House/Customer...

Posted by in News, Maintenance on Feb 11, 2015 .
 
For outdoor power equipment owners, there’s nothing more frustrating than a snowthrower that won’t start during that first snow storm, or the lawnmower that refuses to fire up for the first cut of the season. Oftentimes, issues with hard-starting engines stem from bad fuel and the frigid cold.
 
The solution to many of these maintenance woes is actually quite simple: Use an effective fuel treatment at every fill-up and Like your car and shoes, be sure to remove the excess before it freezes. First, run the auger out of snow for several seconds to shake off what you can. Then shut it off. You can use a windshield...
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