Category: Business

Belt vs Hydrostatic drive

Belt vs Hydrostatic drive. You’re looking to buy a walk behind mower.  Maybe it’s your first machine for home use or for business. Here’s a short article on buying a new machine.   My first real commercial mower was a 36″ belt drive Scag.  This was about twenty-five years ago.   I paid about $2,400 for [Continue]

Buying a new Mowing Machine

Buying a new mowing machine these days can be a little daunting.  For this article I’m  focusing on commercial machines. There are several makes, models and configurations.   You need to consider how the machine will be used.  Terrain, mowing conditions, hours of usage, crew size, and transporting the unit.  Some features you like on one make and [Continue]

Injection Control Pressure Sensor / ICP

Injection Control Pressure Sensor / ICP.    7.3 PSD The ICP sensor provides a feedback signal to indicate high oil pressure so the PCM can command the correct injector timing, pulse width and injection control pressure for proper fuel delivery. In time this sensor will need to be replaced.  Eventually oil will start to leak thought [Continue]

Replacing wiper blades

Sometimes it can be tricky to replace wiper blades especially on a truck.  Often times it’s easy to clip the new ones on yet for some reason it can be difficult to remove the old ones first. I have found that it can be easier to simply remove the wiper arm assembly to gain better [Continue]

Differential ratios 3.73, 4.10, 4.88…

Differential ratios  3.73, 4.10, 4.88… What’s your differential numbers?   3.55, 3.73, 4.10, 4.88.   Often times these numbers are overlooked when buying a truck.  However, depending on how you’re going to be using your rig you may want to take a closer look. These number reflect your towing capacity and will affect your fuel economy. [Continue]