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Buyer’s Guide to Leaf Blowers

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Maintaining a clean and neat looking yard is troublesome when you’re not prepared with the proper equipment. When you’re stuck with leaves, leftover grass clippings, and other debris, a leaf blower is your best defense. They clean the unwanted mess from your lawn and walkways quickly, leaving you more time to handle other tasks. There are a few aspects to consider when buying a leaf blower and this guide will help simplify the buying process.

Aspect to consider when selecting a leaf blower:

Type of Leaf Blower

Electric leaf blowers are powered by a cord, meaning no fuel mixing or exhaust emissions. These blowers are lightweight and perfect for homeowners looking for a quiet, low-maintenance yet fast and convenient machine.

Gas blowers are perfect for all yard tasks. They’re louder and a bit heavier than electric blowers. Many gas-powered models are equipped with anti-vibration systems and a trigger lock for extended use.

Battery-powered are lightweight and start with the squeeze of a trigger. These cordless blowers are easy to use and do not require any gasoline of fuel mixing.

Wheeled leaf blowers are heavier and harder to maneuver in comparison to the other models, but they packed with the most power. Push leaf blowers are best for commercial application. When buying a push blower, look for large wheels.

Handheld vs. Backpack Blowers

Leaf blower sizes range from light commercial use to heavier professional use. Whether you’re doing weekly yard, deck, and driveway cleanup, clearing a large area, or operating for extended blowing times, there’s a blower that suits your range of activity.

Handheld leaf blowers have a lightweight and compact design. Gas handheld models are heavier, louder, and require more maintenance than electric and battery-powered blowers. Gas backpack blowers are heavier than handhelds. They also offer more power while transferring weight from your arms to your back and shoulders. Backpack units are larger and can pick up 30% to 70% more power than a handheld blower. The throttle comes on the tube or the side of the backpack blower.

Shredder Vacs

Depending on the manufacturer, vacuum systems are available on leaf blowers. Shredder vacs are two tools in one: a fuel efficient blower and a shredder capable of transforming multiple bags of leaves into a single bag of clippings. Buyers can easily convert to handheld blower and back to a shredder, depending on the yard task.

Air Speed and Air Volume

Air speed is necessary for light debris and air volume is necessary for heavier debris. Electric leaf blowers typically deliver great air speeds, while gas blowers deliver better air volume.

Noise

Leaf blowers can be really loud. Be mindful of the decibels (dBa) of your blower and wear hearing protection. Blowers that are relatively quiet at a distance can be deafening to the person operating them. In addition to hearing protection, consider wearing goggles and a dust mask to protect you from flying debris.

Maintenance

Regular maintenance is necessary for the longevity of your leaf blower, but additional maintenance may be needed based on your mower type.

 

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Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.


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Buyer’s Guide to Chainsaws

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Maintaining a clean and neat looking yard is important and easy when you have the proper equipment. Chainsaws take care of messy fallen limbs and allow you to tackle tree felling and cleanup, firewood cutting, and other light to large cutting jobs. Here is a guide to help you decide which chainsaw is right for you.

Aspects to consider when selecting a chainsaw:

Type of Chainsaw

Gas chainsaws range in sizes and tackle a variety of small and large tasks. Smaller sizes are lightweight, easy to handle, and best for occasional use. Larger models are better for heavy use and hard trees with larger diameters.

Electric chainsaws have a cord that needs to be plugged in to operate. These lightweight models complete tasks without producing exhaust emissions are best for light trimming jobs.

Battery-powered chainsaws are cordless and start easily with the squeeze of a trigger. They are much quieter than gas-powered models. Though compact and lightweight these saws deliver strong, consistent power.

Type of Gas Powered Chainsaw

Top handle models allow you to control the chainsaw from the top. These are primarily used for work in a tree or when handling low hanging branches, making them popular among professional arborists.

Rear handle chainsaws have both a front and rear handle which allows for better mobility and versatility. These models are easy to control due to the wide space between the front and rear handles.

Bar Length

For home use 14, 16, and 18-inch bars are best. Bars run as large as 40 inches for professional use. These saws come with anti-vibration systems and large-diameter caps that can be removed easily.

Features

Different chainsaw models are equipped with different features. All models will not have all features as they greatly vary. Chainsaw features include an anti-vibration system, quick chain adjuster, chain catcher, decompression valve, side-access chain tensioner, and toolless fuel and oil caps,

All chainsaws are designed with a chain braking system to prevent injuries. Professional-grade saws for prolonged usage may be lightweight but still hold much horsepower.

Maintenance

Regular maintenance and saw chain care are necessary for the longevity of your chainsaw. Sharp chains are important and it is always a good idea to have a spare chain.

Additional maintenance is needed based on your chainsaw type. Electric and battery-powered saws require battery care. A gas powered saw requires regular oil, bar oil reservoir, and air filter changes.

Feel free to contact us for any of your chainsaw maintenance needs.

Protective and Work Wear

Ear and eye protection are incredibly important to prevent injuries. Helmet systems are available; system includes a hard hat with attached face shield and built-in ear protection. Working with your hands is no easy task so protect them with gloves. These gloves provide grip and can help reduce vibration. They will keep your hands protected and comfortable so find the right pair for your outdoor tasks. You may also consider a pair of chaps to prevent leg injuries.

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Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Buyer’s Guide to Walk Behind Lawn Mowers

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A walk behind lawn mower is an important purchase. Selecting the model that’s perfect for your lawn can be daunting. There are many aspects you should consider when making your purchase and this guide will help you get started.

Aspects to consider when selecting a walk behind lawn mower:

Type of mower

There are three types of mowers to choose from: gas, electric, battery-powered

Yard size and operation

Electric and battery-powered walk behind lawn mowers are best for small lawns. A drawback of electric mowers is the cord, which can get in the way of the user. Gas-powered mowers allow you to mow without restriction. They’re more powerful and can cut thick grass on flat, hilly or uneven lawns. More strength will be needed to push these mowers unless you’re working with a self-propelled model. Self-propelled walk behind lawn mowers use either front or back wheels to propel the mower for you.

For a zone start mower, hold the bail and pull the row; releasing the handle will stop the engine. Blade-brake clutch mowers start the same way, but releasing the handle will stop only the blade, not the engine. Simply use a key to start electric mowers.

Cutting widths

Walk behind lawn mowers are available in 20-inch, 21-inch, and 22-inch cutting widths. These widths indicate how wide a swath of grass you can cut with a single pass of your lawn mower.

Engine

There are varying engines available. A typical engine will have a side valve and be gas-powered. Overhead valve engines are more useful for heavier mowing conditions.

Deck

A common deck construction is steel; however, this deck may rust over time. Cast aluminum decks will not rust and will absorb vibrations. They will also last longer than steel decks. Xenoy decks have the same benefits of aluminum but are lighter weight.

Other aspects to consider: mulching/bagging

Mulching mowers have decks designed to keep the clippings, allowing the blade to cut them into smaller fragments. The small clippings fall on the lawn as mulch to add nutrients to the soil. Mulching works well if you mow regularly and your grass isn’t too tall.

Mowers with bagging systems have a bag attached to their rear. This bag collect clippings as you mow, giving your lawn a clean, freshly manicured look. Once your bag is filled with clippings you must dispose of them in a yard waste bag or a compost pile. This bag is also easily removable so you can switch between bagger and mulcher.

Side discharge

Side discharge mowers release clippings out the side of your lawn mower. These clippings will eventually decay into your lawn. This is a helpful option if you have tall or coarse grass. If the clippings are thick, rake them up and dispose of them. These clippings could smother your grass and leave unwanted brown streaks on your lawn.

Height adjustment and mower speed

Iron walk behind lawn mowers allow for height adjustment for mowing different heights of grass. Self-propelled walk behinds are designed with single and multi-speed options. Multi-speed is recommended because of its flexibility for varying mowing conditions.

Maintenance

Regular maintenance and blade care are necessary for the longevity of your walk behind lawn mower, but additional maintenance is needed based on your mower type. Electric and battery-powered mowers require battery care. A gas mower requires regular oil, spark plug, and air filter changes.

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Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Buyer’s Guide to Electric Snow Blowers

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When winter hits nothing prepares you for the snow more than a snow blower. These machines offer a range of superior power to clear paths on walkways, driveways and more. Electric snow blower models are the smallest snow blowers and engineered in different ways to suit the needs of various homeowners. Read our buyer’s guide to electric snow blowers and learn how this purchase can benefit you and your home.

How do electric snow blowers differ from other models?

Electric snow blowers are lightweight and ideal for removing snow from small tasks. Some models are built without wheels or chutes and use their auger to push snow forward while other models have wheels and a discharge chute. Single-stage snow blowers are also lightweight options, ideal for light snowfall on small and smooth surfaces. They clean right to the pavement, leaving less snow behind while their paddles throw snow up and out of the machine. Two-stage snow blowers work best on gravel and larger surfaces. As the name indicates, these machines remove snow in two steps. Three-stage snow blowers remove huge piles of snow faster than any other blower. Their steel augers collect and discharge snow, completing this process in three stages.

Aspects to consider when selecting a snow blower:

Amount of snow

The amount of snow you receive during the winter is oftentimes unpredictable, and different amounts of snow require different types of snow blowers. If you have light, powdery snow or an average snowfall of less than six inches, an electric snow blower is right for you. These machines are small yet powerful, but do not attempt to use them on large amounts of snow, especially heavy or wet snow.

Area Size

Homeowners with small walkways, driveways and decks should use an electric snow blower. They are small, lightweight, and able to fit into tight areas to clear those decks and small walkways.

Surface – smooth or gravel

Whether your sidewalk and driveway are smooth or gravel, an electric snow blower will get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Operation and Maneuverability

Electric snow blowers have a few different models. Power shovels are lightweight and clear snow faster than shoveling. Theses units do not have wheels or chutes to direct snow but use their auger to push snow forward and create a clear path. These blowers are maintenance free and do not run on gas so you’ll need a winter extension cord to operate them.

You may also choose between corded or cordless electric snow blower models. Both models are equipped with wheels and a discharge chute. Though lightweight, the wheels allow you to easily move the machine without exerting as much energy as pushing the power shovel. These blowers do more than sweep snow forward; their augers cut through snow and send it up and out of the discharge chute.

The cordless electric snow blower models are just as easy to operate as the corded ones, but move more freely without the use of a cord.

Noise

If you’re concerned about the amount of noise your snow blower is letting off, an electric snow blower solves that problem. Since these models run on electricity and don’t use gas engines, they are smaller and quieter than two and three-stage models.

Features

Different snow blower models are designed with different features. Electric snow blower features range from 20-inch clearing widths and snow director chute control to folding handles for compact storage.

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Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Buyer’s Guide to Single-Stage Snow Blowers

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Snow blowers offer superior power and smooth maneuvering to clear paths, driveways and more. They are efficient and reliable, and built with a wide range of exclusive technology that gets winter tasks done quickly. To learn more about buying a single-stage snow blower read our guide below.

How do single-stage snow blowers differ from other models?

Single-stage snow blowers are ideal for light snowfall on small and smooth surfaces. They use a paddle to throw snow up and out of the machine while electric blowers use their auger to push snow forward like a broom. They handle small tasks and do not run on gas, requiring an extension cord to operate. Two-stage models work best in gravel drives and walkways, removing snow in two steps. Three-stage snow blowers remove huge piles of snow faster than any other blower. Their steel augers collect and discharge snow in three stages.

The following are aspects to consider when selecting your snow blower.

Snowfall – How much snow do I need to clear?

Single-stage snow blowers are great for everyday home use and ideal for smaller snowfalls. They have the right amount of power to quickly and easily remove six to nine inches of snow.

Area Size – How large is the area I need to clear?

Homeowners with small walkways, driveways and decks should use a single-stage snow blower. With clearing widths up to 21 inches, these snow blowers are able to fit into tight areas, allowing you to easily clear small areas.

Surface – What type of surface do I need to clear: smooth or gravel?

If your driveway is smooth, use a single-stage blower. If your driveway is covered with gravel, select a two or three-stage model. Do not use a single-stage unit on gravel surfaces. These machines clean right to the pavement, meaning their rubber paddles touch the ground. In addition to snow, they collect rocks from the gravel and throw them to the side. It would be very unfortunate if one of those rocks hit a car, or worse, one of your neighbors. Again, avoid using single-stage snow blowers on gravel surfaces.

Operation – How does my snow blower remove snow?

With powerful and efficient augers that clean right to the pavement, single-stage snow blowers scoop up snow at a high speed and throws it out the discharge chute quickly. They’re perfect for clearing small areas but also work well on mid-sized driveways and are even able to tackle some parking lots. Single-stage models are popular among both homeowners and professionals.

Maneuverability – How does my snow blower move?

Unlike two and three-stage snow blowers, single-stage blowers are not self-propelled. However, they move forward easily by the pull of rubber paddles. They’re also smaller and lighter so you never have to worry about pushing around a large machine.

Single-stage snow blowers are compact in size but powerful enough to handle big jobs. Their small size makes them easy to store.

Features – What features come with my snow blower?

Single-stage snow blowers are designed with a wide range of features that help you stay ahead of the rough winter weather, but different models have different features. These features range from push-button electric start and remote chute control to simple, user-friendly controls and convenient one-hand operation levers.

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Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Buyer’s Guide to Two-Stage Snow Blowers

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When buying a snow blower it is critical to cover all your bases. Keep in mind the terrain you’re working on, the amount of snow you need to clear, and the size of the area that needs to be cleared. Read this guide to learn more about the aspects to consider when buying a two-stage snow blower.

How do two-stage snow blowers differ from other models?

Two-stage snow blowers remove snow in two stages. They work best on gravel drives and walkways, and have bigger and stronger augers than single-stage units. Single-stage blowers use a paddle to throw snow up and out of the machine while electric blowers use their auger to push snow forward and out of the way. Three-stage snow blowers are efficient and powerful, removing huge amounts of snow quickly. Their steel augers collect and discharge snow in three stages.

Aspects to consider when selecting a snow blower:

Snowfall and Area size

You have a few options when it comes to choosing a two-stage snow blower. If you want to clear a moderate amount of snow, a two-stage unit with basic components and features is the way to go. With more powerful engines than single-stage models, these machines are more durable and can clear up to 12 inches of snow at a time.

A mid-grade two-stage snow blower is bigger and more powerful, clearing snow up to 10 feet farther than the basic two-stage model. These machines tackle piles of snow, and make clearing the mountain at the end of your driveway a breeze. The last option for two-stage blowers units is professional-grade blowers. These machines are a bit harder to acquire, but are worth the trouble if you need a machine built with commercial-quality components and features.

In addition to clearing medium to large drive and walkways, two-stage snow blowers are perfect for clearing snow from large parking lots and other business areas.

Surface

Two-stage snow blowers are ideal for concrete, asphalt and gravel driveways. Single-stage snow blowers clean right to the pavement, meaning their rubber paddles touch the ground. They collect everything, including rocks, and throw it to the side. You won’t run into this issue with two-stage snow blowers.

Operation

Two-stage snow blowers remove snow in two stages. Their augers collect and chop up snow and ice at a high rate of speed in the first stage and a high-impeller throws it out of the discharge chute to complete the second stage.

Maneuverability

Two-stage snow blowers are self-propelled, removing deep amounts of snow with superb maneuverability. These machines move snow and ice accumulation with ease. Some two-stage snow blowers are available in wheel drive and track drive models.

Wheel drive models feature treads and large tires for better traction and stability. These models have great maneuverability and work well for most snow conditions. Track drive models offer excellent traction on rough surfaces and steep inclines. These models tackle difficult clearing conditions such as hard packed and frozen snow.

Features

While all snow blowers are equipped with a variety of features, different models offer different features. Two-stage models have a wide range of features from single-hand chute control, trigger-control power steering and push-button start to skid shoes and bright LED lights. Again, not all two-stage snow blowers come with these features. Once you’ve zeroed in on a model that fits your basic needs, evaluate which features will come in handy when removing tough snow.

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Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Buyer’s Guide to Three-Stage Snow Blowers

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A snow blower is a rewarding purchase. It’s also a major purchase, and the process of selecting the right model can be overwhelming. This guide will teach you what you need to know if you’re considering buying a three-stage snow blower.

How do three-stage snow blowers differ from other models?

Three-Stage Snow Blowers are the most efficient and powerful option for removing snow. They remove huge piles of snow faster than any other blower. Their steel augers collect and discharge snow in three stages while two-stage models complete the process in two steps. Two-stage models work best on gravel drives and walkways, and have bigger and stronger augers than single-stage units. Single-stage blowers use a paddle to throw snow up and out of the machine while electric blowers use their auger to push snow forward like a broom. They handle small tasks and do not run on gas, requiring an extension cord to operate.

Questions to ask when selecting a snow blower:

How much snow do I need to clear?

Three-stage snow blowers have the ability to clear up to 23-inches of average snowfall. If you need to tackle large amounts of snow, including heavy, wet snow, select a three-stage unit. Their engines are more powerful than single and two-stage models and are more durable when it comes to moving high piles of snow.

These snow blowers are designed with two heavy-duty augers that not only break up snow, but ice and slush as well. They move up to fifty percent more snow two times faster than other snow blowers, leaving less snow behind.

How large is the area I need to clear?

For mid-sized and larger driveways a three-stage snow blower will work best. These snow blowers are bigger, allowing you to clear bigger paths more quickly. These units also feature more powerful engines that help improve performance on difficult terrain.

What type of surface do I need to clear: smooth or gravel?

Whether your driveway is smooth or covered with gravel, use a three-stage snow blower. These models are ideal for gravel driveways and larger paved areas. Unlike single-stage units, which clean right to the pavement and collect everything from snow to rocks, three-stage snow blowers’ augers do not touch the ground.

Other aspects to consider:

Operation

No other snow blower can collect and clear snow quite like a three-stage snow blower. Their steel augers collect snow, ice and slush in the first stage and then quickly move it through the machine for the accelerator to chop and push it to the impeller in the second stage. The third stage is completed when the snow blower throws the snow from the discharge chute up and away from the ground.

Since these models clear an abundant amount of snow they’re popular among homeowners with a lot of ground to cover, as well as landscaping professionals looking to clear public municipals, parking lots, and other business areas.

Maneuverability

Three-stage snow blowers are usually self-propelled, taking the work out of pushing the large machines yourself.

Features

Snow blowers are equipped with a wide range of innovative features, and different models offer different features. Three-stage models allow you to change the direction of the discharge chute to place snow where you want. They’re designed with push-button electric start and multiple forward and reverse speeds. Some models are designed with headlights that allow you to take care of snow any time of the day, and even offer heated handles. Again, different snow blowers offer different features. Just be sure to choose the three-stage snow blower that fits your personal needs.

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
11875 Northland Dr.
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
(616) 696-2913
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Buyer’s Guide to Paddles and Scraper Bars

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Your snow blower’s paddles and scraper bar play an important role in the operation of your machine. They protect the snow blower’s housing while ensuring that snow is properly being gathered and discharged. There is no fail-safe method to care for your snow blower’s paddles and scraper bar. Your paddles and scraper bar will wear over time. The wear and tear is inevitable. The best thing for you to do is learn when the paddles and scraper bar on your single stage snow blower need to be replaced.

Indicators that it’s time to replace your snow blower’s paddles and scraper bar:

Your snow blower is leaving snow behind. A worn scraper bar no longer clears snow as well as it did before. If this is the case with your snow blower it’s time to replace your scraper bar. As a result of your machine leaving snow behind you may feel the urge to push your snow blower down into the cement. Avoid doing so. This causes more damage to your already worn scraper bar.

Your snow blower doesn’t blow snow as far. If snow is going in and coming back out of your machine, it’s time to replace the paddles.

Track paddles wear. Your snow blower paddles have wear indicator holes on them, making it easy to keep track of their wear. Take a look at the wear indicator holes in the paddles. When the rubber paddles are worn to the holes, it is time to replace the paddles.

Check scraper bar wear. It’s a good idea to check the scraper bar for wear at this time. Paddles and scraper bars usually wear at the same rate so get in the habit of replacing both at the same time.

 How to Replace Paddles and Scraper Bars 

See which paddles and scraper bar kit is right for your snow blower.

Toro Powerlite Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware TOPLPKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPLPKG1This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Powerlite Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware fits the Toro Powerlite models. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar. This kit gives you everything you need to keep your Toro snow blower performing strong all winter long.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Paddles (Part #84-1980), 12 Screws & 12 Nuts (Part #3296-56) , 1 Scraper Bar (Part #75-8780) with 3 Screws, 3 U Nuts , 3 Washers .

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

 Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZE 38473

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZR 38472

 

Toro Powerlite Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Without Hardware TOPLPKG2

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPLPKG2This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Powerlite Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit Without Hardware fits the Toro Powerlite models. This package includes only the paddles and scraper bar to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part # 84-1980) and 1 Scraper Blade (Part # 75-8780).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

 Weingartz will also ship this kit for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Order Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZE 38473

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZR 38472

 

Toro CCR 1000 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Kit With Hardware TOCCR1PKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOCCR1PKG1This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The CCR 1000 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware fits the Toro CCR model 1000. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar. These parts fit Toro CCR 1000 snow blower . This kit gives you everything you need to keep your Toro snow blower performing strong all winter long.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Paddles (Part #104-2753) 12 Screws, 12 Nuts, 4 Spacers (Part#55-9370), 1 Scraper Bar (Part #71-5390).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

 Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

 

Toro CCR 1000 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar TOCCR1PKG2

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOCCR1PKG2This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The CCR 1000 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit fits the Toro CCR model 1000. This package includes only the paddle and scraper bar to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #104-2753), 1 Scraper Bar (Part #71-5390).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex, Texture – Smooth.

 

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

 

Honda Engines HS 520 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware HOHS520PKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-HOHS520PKG1The HS 520 Honda Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware fits the Honda HS 520 models HS520A and HS520AS. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Honda snow blower Paddles and Scraper Bar.

Part numbers included in this kit: 1 Set of Paddles w/Screws (Part 06720-V10-030), 16 Nuts, 1 Scraper Bar (Part #76322-V10-020), 3 Bolts, 3 Washers, 3 Nuts.

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Honda snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Honda Single Stage Snow Blower HS720AA

Honda Single Stage Snow Blower HS720AM

Honda Single Stage Snow Blower HS720AS

 

Toro CCR 2000 – 3650 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware TOCCR2PKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOCCR2PKG1This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The CCR 2000 – 3650 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware fits the Toro CCR models 2000, 2400, 2450, 2500, 3000, 3600, and 3650. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar. This kit gives you everything you need to keep your Toro snow blower performing strong all winter long.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #99-9313), 12 Screws, 12 Nuts, 4 Spacers, 1 Scraper Bar (Part #55-8760), 3 Screws, 3 Nuts.

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

 

Toro CCR 2000-3650 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Without Hardware TOCCR2PKG2

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOCCR2PKG2This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The CCR 2000 – 3650 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar fits the Toro CCR models 2000, 2400, 2450, 2500, 3000, 3600, and 3650. This package includes only the paddles and scraper bar to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #99-9313), 1 Scraper Bar (Part #55-8760).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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 This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

 

Toro Power Clear 180 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware TOPC180PKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPC180PKG1This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Power Clear 180 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar fits the Toro Power Clear model 180. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar. This kit gives you everything you need to keep your Toro snow blower performing strong all winter long.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Paddles (Part #117-7700), 12 Screws, 12 Nuts, 1 Scraper Bar (Part #117-7717), 3 Screws, 3 Washers, 3 U-Nuts.

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZE 38473

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZR 38472

 

Toro Power Clear 180 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Without Hardware TOPC180PKG2

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPC180PKG2This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Power Clear 180 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar fits the Toro Power Clear model 180. This package includes only the paddles and scraper bar to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddle & Scraper Bar.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Auger Paddles (Part #117-7700), 1 Scraper Blade (Part #117-7717).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex, Texture – Smooth.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Order Today – Ships Today!

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 This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZE 38473

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZR 38472

 

Toro Power Clear 21″ Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware TOPCPKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPCPKG1This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Power Clear 21″ Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit with Hardware fits the Toro Power Clear models 721R, 721E, 721QZR, and 721QZE. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar. This kit gives you everything you need to keep your Toro snow blower performing strong all winter long.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #99-9313), 8 C-Sunk Screws, 4 Center Screws, 12 Nuts, 1 Scraper Bar (Part #108-4884), 2 Bolts, 2 Nuts.

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

 

Toro Power Clear Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Without Hardware TOPCPKG2

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPCPKG2This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Power Clear 21″ Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit Without Hardware fits the Toro Power Clear models 721R, 721E, 721QZR, and 721QZE. This package includes only the paddles and scraper bar to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #99-9313), 1 Scraper Bar (Part #108-4884).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex, Texture – Smooth.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

 

Toro 99-9313 OEM Snow Blower Paddle Set 99-9313

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TO99-9313This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Toro  99-9313 Paddles fits the Toro Power Clear models 721R, 721E, 721QZR, and 721QZE and Toro CCR 2000, 2400, 2450, 3000, 3600, 3650. This package includes the paddles to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #99-9313).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex, Texture – Smooth.

 

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

 Add to Cart Button - Buyer's-Guide-to-Paddles-and-Scraper-Bars

 This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

 

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
39050 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
(248) 471-3050
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Snow Blower Buyer’s Guide

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A snow blower is a major purchase. Choosing between the different models can be a challenging task. Should you buy a single stage or two stage snow blower? Should you buy gas or electric? Selecting the right snow blower for your walk and driveway this season does not have to be a daunting process. Knowing the difference between your options and focusing on your home environment needs is the best way to start.

Snow Blowers fall into four categories:

Electric

Electric Snow Blowers are lightweight and ideal for removing snow from small tasks. Some models are built without wheels or chutes and use their auger to push snow forward like a broom. Other models are equipped with wheels and a discharge chute, allowing you to easily move the machine without exerting as much energy. Since these snow blowers do not run on gas, an extension cord is required.

Single Stage

Single Stage Snow Blowers use a paddle to throw snow up and out of the machine, and is great for everyday home use. These are ideal for typical snowfalls. Their augers scoop and discharge piles of snow quickly and they clean right to the pavement, allowing them to clear mid-sized driveways and tackle some parking lots.

Two Stage

Two Stage Snow Blowers clear wider paths and work best on gravel drives or larger paved areas. Their augers collect snow in the first stage and a high-impeller throws it out of the discharge chute to complete the second stage. These snow blowers have bigger and stronger augers that chop up and take in snow at a high rate of speed while their discharge chutes move larger amounts of snow greater distances.

Three Stage

Three Stage Snow Blowers are efficient, powerful options ideal for gravel driveways and larger paved areas. These units easily remove piles of snow faster than any other blower. Their steel augers take in snow in the first stage and then quickly move it through the machine for the accelerator to chop and push it to the impeller in the second stage. The third stage is completed when the snow blower throws the snow up and away from the ground.

There are a few aspects you should consider when selecting a snow blower:

Area size

Consider the size of the area that needs to be cleared. Homeowners with small walkways, driveways and decks will be satisfied with an electric or single-stage snow blower. These snow blowers are able to fit into tight areas so you can easily clear those decks and small walkways.

For mid-sized and larger driveways a two-stage or three-stage snow blower will work best. These snow blowers are bigger, allowing you to clear bigger paths more quickly. These units also feature more powerful engines that help improve performance on difficult terrain.

Paved or gravel driveway

If your driveway is paved, you have the freedom to select any of the above snow blowers. You simply need to decide whether you want a smaller or larger unit to get the job done. If your driveway is covered with gravel, select a two or three stage snow blower. Single stage snow blowers clean right to the pavement, meaning their rubber paddles touch the ground. Avoid using them on gravel surfaces as they collect everything, including rocks, and throw it to the side.

Amount/type of snow

If you have light, powdery snow or an average snowfall of less than six inches, an electric or single stage snow blower will be sufficient. If you have a larger amount of snow, or even heavy, wet snow, select a two or three stage unit. Their engines are more powerful than single stage models and are more durable when it comes to moving high piles of snow.

Maneuverability

Two and three stage snow blowers are typically self-propelled, taking the work out of pushing the large machines. Electric and single stage snow blowers are not self-propelled but move forward easily by the pull of rubber paddles. These snow blowers are also smaller and lighter.

Noise

If you’re concerned with the amount of noise your snow blower is letting off throughout the neighborhood, consider buying an electric snow blower. Since these models run on electricity and don’t use gas engines, they are smaller and quieter.

Again, buying a snow blower is a major decision. Don’t get caught up on which one looks the best or comes with the most features. Instead, focus on which snow blower fits your winter needs.

 

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

Weingartz
46061 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI 48317
(586) 731-7240
info@weingartz.com

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5 Reasons To Use Pre-Mixed Fuel With 2-Stroke Engines

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If you own any two-stroke, air cooled equipment, you know how important fuel is to the longevity of your machine. Mixing the correct ratio of fresh gas and oil can have a large impact not only on immediate performance, but also on the internal wear and tear of your engine. Fortunately, many reputable manufacturers such as RedMax, STIHL, and ECHO have formulated their own premium, pre-mixed fuel, so you can rest easy when caring for your beloved equipment. To learn more about how pre-mixed fuel can benefit you and your two-stroke engine, read our list of benefits below.

1. Pre-Mixed Fuel Is Designed For Optimal Performance

With just the right amounts of premium fuel, oil, and additives, pre-mixed fuel is designed to help you get the most out of your two-stroke equipment. This means reliable starting, enhanced throttle response, better lubrication, and overall exceptional performance.

2. Pre-Mixed Fuel Burns Cleaner

Premium fuel is not only better for your equipment—it’s better for the environment, too. High-octane gas and high-quality, synthetic oil are odor-free and burn cleanly, so you can operate your two-stroke equipment worry-free.

3. Pre-Mixed Fuel Protects Against Buildup

When shopping for pre-mixed fuel, choose a high-octane, ethanol-free product for best results. This will help prevent gum-like deposits from building up in your engine, which are often caused when ethanol from pump gas breaks down and separates over time.

4. Pre-Mixed Fuel Saves Time

While it may be an obvious incentive, pre-mixed fuel is a huge time-saver. Cut down on trips to the gas pump and order fuel online, or grab a can of pre-mixed fuel the next time you’re shopping your local Weingartz store. Plus, your pre-mixed fuel is ready to use, so you’ll save time by not having to measure the precise ratio of gasoline to oil on your own.

5. Pre-Mixed Fuel Is Long-Lasting

When properly sealed, an unopened container of pre-mixed fuel will stay fresh up to three years, while an open container can last up to two years (check individual brand specs for specific time estimates). This is particularly valuable for homeowners who might not use equipment as frequently as landscapers, since gas tends to sit on shelves or in engines for a while when not in use. *Note: We recommend that you always drain your fuel tank at the end of each season or use a fuel stabilizer for long periods of inactivity (find out why here).

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About Weingartz

Family-owned and operated since 1945, Weingartz continues to serve as an industry leader in outdoor power equipment sales, service, and expert advice. A long-time advocate of commercial and residential buyers, Weingartz carries top-name equipment and replacement parts at each of its five Michigan locations and online at www.weingartz.com

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Clarkston, MI 48346
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