STIHL Sale and Dealer Days Special Offers

STIHL Dealer Days are happening now, and that means great values on spring’s hottest STIHL products. Check out the special offers we have for you:

STIHL MS 170 Chainsaw
The MS 170 is a lightweight chainsaw designed for woodcutting tasks around the home. The STIHL MS 170 chainsaw is usually $179.95 MWS-SRP; now just $159.95!

STIHL BG 50 Handheld Blower
The BG 50 is a gas powered handheld blower cleans up yard waste and leaf piles quickly. The STIHL MS 170 chainsaw is usually $139.95 MWS-SRP; now just $129.95!

Offer valid on purchases between 4/17/2017 and 5/28/2017. Available online for store pickup or in-store at our South Elgin location while supplies last* and there’s more:
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Top 4 Tips for Storing Outdoor Power Equipment During Winter

This time of year get’s us thinking about winter storage.  If you’ve got lawn equipment like a mower or 2-cycle hand tools you need to winterize your equipment before storing it.  A few simple steps will go a long way to making sure your equipment is ready to roll next spring.  Here are some tips from our in-shop experts:

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Are you on the Front End of Leaf Collection? (Video)

Our surrounding municipal areas have various programs for leaf collection. These programs start right about now and end around Thanksgiving. If you’re on the front end of leaf collection participating in a community program or working your own lawn, you’re likely moving heaps of leaves. Want to get rid of your leaves before these programs stop? We’ve got some equipment in our shop that will help you do it faster. You want to save time and stress on your back, right? See how one of our equipment experts saves time on his weekend work:

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Chain Saw Safety Tips from TCI Magazine

Echo timber wolf chain saw

Many new safety features come standard on today’s saws.

It’s time to breakout the lawn and tree equipment that’s been hibernating in your garage the past six months. All those pieces you forgot about this winter – mowers, trimmers, chain saws – need to be unthawed and prepped for the upcoming season. Now is also a great time to review safety measures for operating equipment. It’s good practice to go over these each year because no matter how much experience you have equipment features change all the time and it’s just not worth the risk of injury to you or your operators.

Tree Care Industry Magazine has an article in this month’s issue on chain saw safety, which any saw operator knows is a number one priority. Chain saws are dangerous things in the hands of an inexperienced operator so they’ve got a few tips to remember next time you fire up your saw. The article covers the essentials: kickback, proper operating and starting techniques and a review of newer safety features that come standard on saws. It’s good stuff so check it out:

Read the full article on page 14 of TCI’s digital mag here.

Stihl or Echo fan? You don’t have to choose with us because we carry both lines between our three Chicagoland stores. Give us a call and we’ll be glad to show you what each line has to offer. Continue reading

All You Need to Know on Replacement Chains for Chain Saws

Echo-USA CS450 chain saw

New innovations in chains are making saws more efficient than ever

There are a lot of innovations in chain saws today that aren’t being used by industry professionals – especially when it comes to chains.  That’s what we gathered from a recent article in the July 2013 issue of Tree Care Industry Magazine (a great resource for anyone in the tree biz).  The story, Today’s Saw Chains Are a Far Cry from Granddad’s, covered all the ins and outs of modern chains, and as a dealer of both Stihl and Echo brand chain saws, we thought it would be nice to share. Continue reading

STIHL Dealer Days $1,000 Giveaway!

STIHL’s Dealer Day’s Event includes a $1,000 Sweepstakes

STIHL launched a product sweepstakes last week where 100 winners will receive a $1,000 certificate good towards the purchase of STIHL equipment and accessories. Continue reading

Martin Implement Technician Receives STIHL’s MasterWrench Service Certification

STIHL is known for equipment that holds up for the long haul.  Their outdoor power equipment line is maybe the most recognizable in the business, and there’s a reason for that.  That said, even the best equipment needs maintenance now and then, and top-of-the-line equipment deserves top-of-the-line care.  That’s why you take your STIHL equipment to a MasterWrench technician like Jeff Sensor. Continue reading