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Any power equipment fans here? If you have a large property, you probably will appreciate using outdoor equipment during certain times of the year. Here is a post by Kris Kiser of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) on how outdoor power equipment can make your life better.
Lawn mowers, string trimmers, leaf blowers, generators, snow throwers and other outdoor power equipment can help you get big jobs accomplished quickly. And you probably rely on your equipment to help you keep the landscaping and lawns trim, neat and functional. But did you know that this equipment can make your life better in a variety of ways? Here are a few examples of how outdoor power equipment improves life every day.
Help Fight Climate Change
Mulching leaves and grass clippings with a mower or an attachment for your lawn mower help return that organic matter to the ground, returning valuable nutrients to the soil and strengthening your lawn and plant’s overall health.
Remove Snow Obstacles
Remove light and fluffy snow quickly and easily from your front steps, drive way, vehicle, or walk way with a leaf blower. If the snow is heavier, turn on your trusty snow thrower. Also, few dogs likes to climb through snow drifts to find “the spot.” Your pet will appreciate it if you use your leaf blower or snow thrower to clear snow from a section of the yard for “necessary business.”
Build Neighborly Connections
Whether it’s an elderly person who just can’t do yard work, or a family busy taking care of an ill loved one – helping out a neighbor with a few yard chores is made easier with outdoor power equipment. Routinely, people use lawn mowers, chain saws, snow throwers and leaf blowers to help their neighbors in need.
Battle Forest Fires
Chainsaws are a critical part of forest management, as dead trees are removed to they can’t become tinder for fires. Firefighters also use chainsaws when clearing areas to stop an advancing fire.
Rescue People Who are Trapped After an Accident
When seconds count and victims are stuck in a damaged vehicle, the jaws of life are used by emergency personnel to pry open doors and get them out quickly. Many people don’t know that the jaws of life carried by fire trucks are actually a piece of outdoor power equipment.
Broadcast the News
Satellite television trucks used by television news crews often rely on generator power to broadcast the news to the world and edit incoming video footage.
Plan an Incredible Outdoor Tailgate Party or Camping Trip
Your portable generator can help you power music, heat, lights and other amenities for an outdoor tailgate party to watch a sports event, or a fun camping trip.
Clean Up Fall Debris
Use a rake attachment on your utility task vehicle (UTV) to collect fallen branches and leaves when doing a cleanup for autumn. While you’re at it, haul your holiday tree or firewood where they need to go with the UTV too!
For more information visit www.opei.org
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Can you think of other ways that outdoor power equipment can make your life easier? Let me know in the comments section below.
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