Best Chainsaws Designed For Winter in Charlotte NC

 

Winter is right around the corner, and fortunately for us it’s fairly mild.  There is still an occasional snowfall, so it’s still a great idea to have a chainsaw that runs properly.

Here are some potential uses for your chainsaw during the winter season:

  • Cutting Your Own Firewood – Chainsaws let you power through logs!
  • Cutting down a tree or trimming your tree!
  • Cleaning up after a winter storm – What would you do if after an ice storm, you had a tree on your driveway?
  • Trimming back overgrown trees
  • Chainsaw Art!

The most practical need for a chainsaw is after a disaster, whether that is a hurricane or winter storm.  We are definitely prone to some of the bigger weather events, so that is why we are here to help ensure that you have the right chainsaw for your needs.

Here Are Some Great Chainsaw Ideas:

This Husqvarna 450 chainsaw is lightweight and is designed to be environmentally friendly
This Husqvarna 450 chainsaw is lightweight and is designed to be environmentally friendly

Husqvarna 450 – This chainsaw is an amazing piece of equipment!  It’s a great one because it is designed to consume less fuel and is very lightweight at 10.8 lbs.  The bar only extends to 20″, but the reason for this is the chainsaw is designed around the needs of homeowners.

 

Echo CS 310 chainsaw is a great homeowner chainsaw with safety features and easy start
Echo CS 310 chainsaw is a great homeowner chainsaw with safety features and easy start

Echo CS-310 – This chainsaw is very easy to start with it’s primer bulb start.  It’s got a 2 stroke vortex engine designed to create as much power as possible for you.  Air filter maintenance has also been designed to reduce the amount of effort required to clean.  It even has a stop switch on the back for safety.

A light chainsaw, the Stihl MS 170 has many great design features that make it safe and efficient
A light chainsaw, the Stihl MS 170 has many great design features that make it safe and efficient

Stihl MS-170 – Another lightweight chainsaw, this one has a clutch on the back.  The chainsaw also automatically oils itself (even adjusts to cutting systems).  It holds a whopping 13.9 fluid oz of fuel, allowing for longer operation time.  Finally, the chainsaw is known for a digital ignition system making it easier to start.

Don’t be stranded without a Chainsaw this Winter season.  Please come by Interstate Supplies & Services at 511 Union West Blvd Stallings, NC 28104 or call 704-893-2878 today. We have the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff in town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Difference Between a Zero-Turn and a Lawn Tractor?

Have you ever seen a lawn mower without a steering wheel? If so, did this make you curious as to how it would be driven?

Mowers With No Steering Wheels?

The mowers without steering wheels which you have seen are commonly referred to as zero-turn mowers.  These lawn mowers are designed to reduce the amount of time which is spent mowing a lawn.  The reason for this is that they are easily able to maneuver around many of the obstacles which are in your way in the yard.

Additional Training Advisable

Many first-time operators would want to consider additional training and experience before operating a zero-turn mower.  A Zero-Turn mower is simple to drive, but the controls can take a little getting used to.  There are essentially two bars on the zero-turn mower which are used to control the steering.  It’s much like driving a shopping cart, but caution is required since it can still be a little bit different than that.  You could tear out a chunk of your lawn or drive into something if you aren’t careful.  It’s a little bit strange for a person whom has never driven one before:

Zero Turn Mowers are not made equally: the professional varieties are designed for those steep curbs which are difficult to climb.  The professional ones are designed

Lawn Tractors:

Lawn tractors are designed for relatively smooth and flat yards.  These are a little bit easier to drive than zero-turn mowers. Regular lawn tractors have a steering wheel, so driving one isn’t much different than driving a car.  Lawn tractors are less-expensive than a zero-turn mower, but don’t offer the same maneuverability.

Bottom Line

If you’ve got a relatively simple lawn to mow: the regular lawn tractor is best suited for you – especially if you’re not as experienced as someone else.  Zero-Turn mowers can still be suited to a simple lawn, but there is still the learning curve associated with them.