Lawn & Garden News

New Briggs & Stratton engine never requires an oil change

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.

Toro slaps a steering wheel on new ZTR lawnmowers

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.

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Related Department Briefs

Mowing your lawn with ease

Some consumers prefer to not have to disengage and re-engage the transmission on an all-wheel-drive walk-behind lawnmower when they make a turn at the end of a cutting path, so they might be satisfied with the new Troy-Bilt 4x4 XP Series ($340). 

Don’t go chasing waterfalls

Three experts whom we interviewed believe that a downsizing might be underway in the marketplace for water features for the home.

Power-equipment availability at risk

California Air Resources Board’s (ARB) draft amendments for 2018 to current regulations for evaporative and exhaust emissions of gasoline-powered outdoor power equipment, such as chain saws and lawnmowers, would lower current emission restrictions.

Riding-lawnmower innovation

On some riding lawnmowers, when you forget to set the parking brake or turn off the blades before you climb off, the engine shuts down. You must restart the mower when you climb back on.

All-in-one yard-care system

Starting in March 2015, Lowe’s stores will sell a gasoline-powered yard-care system that includes a lawnmower, leafblower, snowthrower and pressure washer—all in one.

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Lawn & Garden Recalls

8-amp Ryobi Electric Jet Fan leafblowers pose laceration hazard

March 3, 2017—One World Technologies recalled 8-amp Ryobi Electric Jet Fan leafblowers, because the plastic fan that’s inside of the leafblower might break, and the fan blades might be discharged from either end of the blower tube, which poses a laceration hazard.

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