April 12, 2017—It’s a debut that’s nearly 5 years in the making.
Jan. 5, 2017—Typically, to buy a Craftsman product, you have to go to a Sears store. Soon, you’ll be able to buy Craftsman-branded products anywhere.
Feb. 27, 2015—The company says its EXi Series lawnmower engine has improved air cleaner seals and operates at cooler temperatures than previous engines do. As a result, it never has to have its oil changed as long as consumers add oil as necessary.
Oct. 27, 2014—Toro says the TimeCutter SW Series will be available in January 2015 and the price range will be $2,999–$4,500. The ZTRs are Toro’s first that use a steering wheel rather than handlebars to turn on a dime.
Aug. 18, 2014—The gasoline-powered Jet ($140) pushes air at 650 cubic feet per minute (cfm); none of the Consumers Digest Best Buy selections for leafblowers have an airflow rating that’s higher than 494 cfm.
March 31, 2014—Federal Trade Commission says two leading suppliers of propane-exchange tanks colluded to raise the prices at Wal-Mart stores.
March 27, 2014—Federal Trade Commission proposed changes to its Fuel Rating Rule today that recognizes a new octane-rating method and revises requirements for blends of gasoline that have more than 10 percent ethanol.
Sept. 19, 2013—Toro’s sales promotion this fall appears to be the deal of the century: If you buy a new snowthrower but get very little snow this winter, they’ll give you the snowthrower free.
April 5, 2013—The first Cub Cadet electric-powered zero-turn-radius riding lawnmower will arrive in stores this month.
March 25, 2013—This spring, you can buy a riding lawnmower that cuts grass and saves gasoline—sort of.
March 1, 2013—American Honda Motor hasn’t determined whether it will sell its first robotic lawnmower in the United States, the company tells Consumers Digest.
Dec. 19, 2012—Cub Cadet introduced a new line of walk-behind lawnmowers that include two features that typically are found on riding lawnmowers.
Nov. 6, 2012—Honda introduced two new electric-start lawnmowers that have a self-charging battery.
July 25, 2012—If you plan to check out some of the newest Target stores, you might find that a few items are missing.
April 10, 2012—Environmental Protection Agency rejected a request to ban a common herbicide that’s used in weed killers and other lawn-care products.
Dec. 15, 2011—Consumers who seek a new snowthrower and aren’t sure whether to buy a single-stage model or a dual-stage model should take their geographic region into consideration, experts say.
Oct. 26, 2011—In Husqvarna’s third-quarter financial results, the company reported that production issues that affected its manufacturing operations this year hasn’t had any effect on consumer products.
Sept. 22, 2011—Deere is stepping out of the outdoor-power-equipment arena and will discontinue the manufacture of its John Deere walk-behind lawnmowers and snowthrowers.
Sept. 20, 2011—Deere announced that its John Deere dealerships will be selling Honda premium power products beginning in 2012.
August 30, 2011—Last week, Kawasaki Motors says it now lists the output of its outdoor power equipment under the term “Critical Power.”