Well, spring has sprung and many of you are pulling your power equipment out of storage. Whether it’s a lawnmower, rototiller, weed eater, or chainsaw, the one thing that all of these devices have in common is an internal combustion engine. A couple of weeks ago, my husband was talking to a friend who was spending some time working towards getting a riding lawnmower running again. This inspired me to write an article that might help many of you who have a hard time getting those engine driven power tools started after sitting over the long cold winter months.
One of the things that many people who live in the boonies have in common is that we enjoy doing things ourselves. Many of us also enjoy recreational activities such as fishing. My husband has been a long time fly fishing enthusiasts and a few years ago we were fortunate enough to move really close to a world-class fly fishing river.
We were recently able to barter for a really nice DR Field and Brush Mower. It’s about 12 years old but it was the biggest one they made at the time and it has the 30″ wide “commercial” deck. If we were to purchase a new comparable model today, it would cost us about $3,500 which is WAY out of our price range. That’s what I love about bartering. If both parties are happy with the trade, it’s a good deal. We had to do a little tune up and some basic maintenance to get it going but after putting…