When many people think of doing lawn work, it is thought of as a chore. There are many excuses such as "it's too hot" or "there is just so much to do there is no way I can get my yard to look as good as the Jones' down the street". Well what about the positives? A good healthy lawn can cut down allergies, help our mental health, burn some calories, be a social hangout, a local source of oxygen, or even help the value of a property when trying to sell!
A very common issue is grass allergies. The pollen from grass may not come to mind when thinking of pollen. Everybody thinks of flowers, but on windy days, tall grass be quite the issue. The best way to combat this is taking an allergy pill and mowing it at an inch and a half to two inches. It will not produce as much pollen as uncontrolled grass! Just be sure to take a shower after and get the pollen and dust off of you!
2. Mental Health
During COVID-19 the depression rate in the United States raised rapidly. We were stuck inside and just sat around and watched TV. Well an easy way to feel accomplished and raise your mental health is by doing lawn work. Once done you feel that you have achieved something and can sit around and enjoy your hard work afterwards!
3. Physical Health
Getting exercise is one thing that many of us could use more of. By doing yard work you can burn calories and be rewarded by the look of your beautiful yard!
4. Social Benefits
A lawn can be a center point of conversation and create friendships with neighbors. By having a nice manicured lawn you are viewed as a trustworthy individual. Green grass is very inviting and Boosts happiness for people walking or even driving by!
5. Property Value
if you are trying to sell your house a quick way to raise your asking price is starting with the grass! A good yard immediately gives off the impression of a well taken care of house! Also the people in the market wanting a nice yard will fall in love with the nice short grass instead of the house with spots of dirt and weeds!
A relatively unknown fact about grass is that it can produce more oxygen than trees! So by having a well taken care of lawn, you can provide plenty of fresh oxygen to you and your family!
There are an abundance of reasons to take care of your lawn and by doing so it will raise the quality of your life! If you have any questions on equipment you might need to help achieve this call us at (580)886-2345!
One of the most asked questions at M&D is well what mower do you recommend? Which mower is the best? Mark Fuqua, the owner of M&D Enterprises has been able to test just about every brand of mower that we carry. If anyone can firmly stand behind each brand, it's him.
Mark stated "Each brand we sell offers a little something different than the others so that's what most of our sales come down to is, customer preference of the various options."
Now to the EGO Zero-Turn. It is the newest brand that we have started carrying and we read great reviews online, we drove them around, read all the specs, but now we can fully attest because us at M&D have seen the results.
"Grass is cut, decent ride (not made for the really rough stuff, more for level lawns as far as the potholes) it did handle my slopes just fine."
Mark will be running more tests and this blog will be updated when results are in!
EGO Power is changing the look of the landscaping industry rapidly. There are many options for battery powered mowers but there are none that have captivated as many homeowners as the EGO line. EGO has made 9 push mowers and 2 zero-turn mowers.
1. POWER+ 21" SELECT CUT™ MOWER WITH TOUCH DRIVE™
The first mower on the list is the Power+ 21" Select Cut™ Mower with Touch Drive™. This mower is the first to have the multi blade system. It comes with three different interchangeable low-cutting blades to have the custom cut that you want. The Touch Drive™ is the self propel system that has a dial setting to control your speed. One of the great things about this mower is that it has seven different levels to choose from. The shaft to change the height is very use to use unlike many push mowers. It has a 60 minute run time, which is plenty to finish that beautiful residential yard!
2. POWER+ 21" SELECT CUT™ XP MOWER WITH TOUCH DRIVE™
Another exceptional mower is this one right here. It is mainly the same as the previous, but comes with more power. This beast of a machine can run 15 minutes longer, coming in at a whopping total of 75 minutes!
3. POWER+ 21" SELECT CUT™ LAWN MOWER
The Power+ 21" Select Cut™ Lawn Mower is another excellent machine with a max run time of 65 minutes!
4. POWER+ 21" SELF-PROPELLED MOWER
The amazing, Power+ 21" Self-Propelled Mower, has a 60 minute run time as well as the LED lights and ability to fold up, as the previous mowers do.
5. POWER+ 21" MOWER
Now this mower right here has six different heights as well as the LED lights. This machine can run for 45 minutes!
6. POWER+ 21" SELF-PROPELLED MOWER WITH PEAK POWER™
The Power+ 21" Self-Propelled Mower With Peak Power™ can hold two batteries. By holding 2 10Ah batteries, the run time can be almost three hours, coming in for a total of 160 minutes!
7. POWER+ 20" SELF-PROPELLED MOWER WITH STEEL DECK
This 20" mower can run for 70 minutes, and has another excellent self propelled system.
8. POWER+ 20" MOWER
The, POWER+ 20" MOWER can run for 85 minutes. the mower also has 3,300 RPM.
9. POWER+ 20" MOWER WITH STEEL DECK
The final push mower on the list is the Power+ 20" Mower With Steel Deck. It can run for 60 minutes!
10. POWER+ 52” Z6 ZERO TURN RIDING MOWER
The first zero-turn mower can mow up to 4 acres. The quietness of the 25 horsepower machine is truly remarkable. It can go up to 8MPH and comes with the industry's fastest charger.
11. POWER+ 42” Z6 ZERO TURN RIDING MOWER
The Power+ 42" Z6 Zero Turn Riding Mower is the same machine as the latter, just a smaller fabricated deck. It can mow up to 2 acres on a single charge with 22 horsepower.
Overall, any of these mowers would be an excellent choice. Come into your nearest M&D Enterprises or give us a call at (580)886-2345 to have us help you get the perfect equipment for your yard!
Battery powered equipment has came a long ways in the past 10 years. Gone are the days of having something charge for hours only to run for a few minutes. Electric lawn equipment can now run a considerable amount of time and not overcharge if left on the charger.
California has just voted to do away with gas powered equipment by 2024. With California being such a large and populated state, this means electric will continue to become a priority amongst manufacturers. There have been some companies waiting for an opportunity to shine like this. One of those companies is EGO.
The batteries are universal and fit any of the models within the EGO line. This is very nice because you will not have to worry about getting them mixed up.
Ego has helped pioneer a new age in lawncare. Equipment that has the positives of electric, while also having the power of gas. For more information on these products call us at (580)886-2345 or visit any of our stores!
Which One Is The Better Option?
Let’s have a quick look at the things you should consider when choosing a lawnmower. They’ll help you in determining the type of mower that will work best for you.
Size Of Your Lawn
If you have a lawn that’s below one acre or one that takes you less than 45 minutes to mow, a push mower may be your best pick. That’s because the speed and efficiency of a zero-turn mower don’t make as much difference when working on small yards. After all, you cannot speed in those tight spaces.
Both zero-turn mowers and push mowers come in a wide range of options cutting across different price tags. The cost increases depending on the features of a mower. But, generally, zero-turn mowers cost significantly higher than push mowers.
Walk-behind mowers require you to walk behind the mower, guiding it where to mow. A z-turn mower, on the other hand, is a type of ride-on mower. The operator steers the mower while sitting behind two hand levers. These are more comfortable and less tiring.
Steepness Of Your Lawn
The design of a z-turn mower makes it unstable on some hills. They’re excellent for use in flat areas or on slopes that are less than 15 degrees. Thus, if your lawn is mostly steep, a walk-behind mower may be your best pick. Keep in mind that these are just a few factors to keep in mind when trying to determine which type of mower is best suitable for your situation. Please click below to take a look at what mower options we offer at M&D Enterprises
Want to have the best yard in your neighborhood? There are small steps that you can take to improve your lawn drastically. By completing these five keys to a great lawn, you can achieve your goal!
Make your yard look like the pros!
Striping the yard makes the green grass pop more than it all being the same shade. Many people think that this is a difficult task but actually, it's the opposite! To stripe a lawn, you need a striping kit on the back of the mower. These can fit push mowers, reel mowers, and zero-turn mowers all the same. After adding this equipment, mow your lawn and it will be striped. This process is just bending the blades of grass different directions so the Sun will reflect differently off each row.
Edging along the sidewalk, driveway, or porch can help take your yard to the next level! Edging is one of the easiest ways to improve your yard. This takes little to no time as you just take the grass off of the perimeter. Just walk along the path with an edger and then it is done!
Trimming shrubbery can be another quick way to improve the curb appeal of a property. This can be more time consuming than the others. The good news though, is that this is something that does not need to be done on a weekly basis. Doing this every other month can help improve the health ad look of your shrubs.
Using a blower is something that is very easy and takes no time at all. Blowing the dirt or grass off of the porch can help make your house look fresh and clean. Another tip is to blow the grass out of the crack that you edged. Doing this will elevate the grass leaving it standing straight up. This will make the small gap on the perimeter catch the eye.
The last tip is one of the simplest, but something that is looked over more than one would suspect. Watering the yard will keep the grass looking green and healthy. Why would you do all of these other steps but not have green grass?
For more information or help finding the right product to achieve the perfect yard, call us at (580)886-2345 or visit your nearest M&D Enterprises & Lawn Mower Shops!
When you think of M&D Enterprises your first thought is most likely MOWERS! Although we offer a large variety of products, mowers are where it all started, and we have something for everyone! Zero turn mowers, tractor style mowers with a steering wheel, rear engine riders with a steering wheel and walk behind (push) mowers can be found at all five of our locations!
A lot has happened in the world of zero turn mowers since the first commercial unit hit the market in 1949! Things like Smooth Track Steering, Flex Forks and My Ride Suspension! If you are in the market for a mower, residential or commercial, we are a one stop shop! Mowers and accessories can be purchased, installed and serviced at M&D Enterprises.
Is mowing a dreaded chore for you, or do you enjoy it? I love to put my earbuds in and soak up the sunshine while mowing. I also love the look of a freshly mowed lawn. If you are just the opposite, a zero turn mower may be perfect for you as it can cut your mowing time drastically!
Do you have a small lawn or a gate that you must go through to get to your back yard? We offer deck sizes as small as 34” on select zero turns. Snapper offers a 28” deck on a rear engine rider and up to a 48” cut on a tractor style mower.
Need something to mow the pasture with, or a large commercial property? Hustler offers a 104” cut! You can cover quite a bit of ground cutting 104 inches at a time! We also offer large walk behind or stand on commercial mowers.
Our website is full of information about each of these options, and our sales staff are always happy to answer questions. If you are in the market for a new mower, stop by one of our five locations a take one for a spin!
Customers are the heart of any small business and we believe that our customers are the very best!
With locations in Woodward (2), Seiling, Canton and Weatherford, and lots for viewing buildings in Fairview and Shattuck, we are proud to offer our products across NW Oklahoma. Zero turn lawnmowers and portable buildings are the products we are best known for, but we offer a wide variety of items. Traeger pellet grills, rubs, spices and accessories, Rtic coolers, Echo and Redmax handheld equipment, Hustler and Briggs & Stratton pressure washers and generators, parts, All Steel carports and garages, insulated buildings, and of course service for these mentioned items are all part of the line up at M&D Enterprises!
Customer service is our top priority! While in one of our stores you may often hear the sales staff ask a customer to leave a Google review with their buying experience. Google reviews help potential customers feel comfortable about their choice to do business with M&D. Do you read business reviews before you make a purchase? Most business owners appreciate your feedback!
We hope that all of our customers have a positive experience any time they are in our stores, and we would love to hear about it in a Google or Facebook review! If you have an unpleasant experience, we would like to hear about that, too, in a personal message, so we can make certain that the issue is corrected.
We also love to share pictures of our customers with their M&D products! Feel free to share them with us by sending a message to our Facebook page, and we will share them on the page or in a blog!
See current end of 21 to spring of 22 service special base pricing at bottom of blog. :)
In this blog, M&D Enterprises & Lawnmower Shops professionals will cover the basics of servicing a lawnmower. We will discuss industry standards as well as M&D processes and procedures and the various services we offer at our stores. We feel education is key in understanding the importance of servicing and maintaining your lawn equipment. While routine maintenance and service may seem costly, it’s always cheaper than the alternative of replacing engines, hydraulics, and other expensive parts that will result if a consistent maintenance plan is not followed.
The average expense of a complete engine service on your riding mower is $160 to $180 depending on the model of your machine. Larger commercial mowers that can require more expensive air filters and more engine oil are a bit more costly to service.
What We Do
When you bring your lawnmower in for our Service Special, we strive to make sure that your equipment is ready to last you through the entire mowing season. Not only do we service the engine, but we will inspect the mower to make sure you have good blades, spindles, belts, and pulleys. No one enjoys taking their equipment to the shop more than once a year. So we examine the machine thoroughly to try our best to locate any future, potential problems. If belts are worn or spindle bearings are noisy, we will reach out to you and see if you wish to have these items replaced so they don’t leave you stranded during the mowing season when they fail. If your blades can be sharpened we ask if you prefer we do that, and if they are past the point of sharpening we offer to replace them if you prefer that.
We like to cover these items and spend the needed time to get your machine ready for the season during our service special period held in the winter and early spring while our mechanics have ample time to fix them. It’s best we do this rather than waiting until summer when we may be as much as 2-4 weeks out on getting a mower in the shop due to all the work we pick up once the mowing season starts. This wait time happens due to those who failed to get their machines in during the service special time period and waited until the busy time of the mowing season for us to work on them, or due to impromptu break downs.
How Often Should You Service Your Mower?
Industry professionals recommend that you service the engine on your mower every year due to our harsh, dry, dusty, mowing environment. They also recommend servicing your hydraulic system every other year or every 200 hours if you are a commercial mower or mowing more than that per year.
What Is Included In The Service Special?
When your mower comes to M&D for the service special we will service the engine. This includes changing the air filter, oil filter and fuel filter, new spark plugs and fresh oil. Once again as mentioned above we will give your mower a full examination to make sure no other parts are needed to maintain your equipment.
The price of servicing your engine is much cheaper than replacing it due to a lack of maintenance. Just the cost of an engine can run you $800-$3000, and that does not include the shop hours of labor that it can take to remove and replace the bad engine.
Hydraulic System Service
Just as you should maintain the engine on your mower the hydros, (hydraulic drive/steering system on zero turn mowers) If serviceable, the hydraulic system should be maintained as well. It is recommended to service the hydros on your mower the first time at 75 hours and then every 200 hours or two years after that. A Hydro service consists of changing the hydraulic oil filters and hydraulic oil. Some smaller residential mowers may not have this option such as the Hustler Raptor, Bigdog Alpha, or Snapper Tractor style mowers. These smaller mowers have a sealed hydro and fluid cannot be changed. Failure to maintain your hydros can be very costly to replace and will void any warranty you have. One Hydro can cost $1300- $2500 depending on the model of your mower.
Depending on the model of mower you have a hydraulic service that can range in price from $150 to $200 from residential to commercial machines. More expensive filters and larger quantities of fluids are the key factors in the increased pricing on large commercial machines.
Pickup And Delivery
Now that you have some idea about what we do when your equipment is in the shop, let’s talk about getting the mower to us. Equipment can be dropped off by you the customer at any of the four locations, Canton, Weatherford, Seiling, or the Main Street store in Woodward.
Not able to drop the equipment off?
Maybe you don’t have a trailer or you work during the day and it’s not easy for you to get it to us. We offer pickup and delivery. We charge $25 in town (city limits proper) and out of town is $1 per mile more than the $25 from our store to the mower’s location. This fee helps us pay for the fuel, maintenance, and wear and tear on the truck, and the driver needed to get us your equipment. This charge is a one time fee per service and gets your equipment picked up and brought back to you. If you drop your mower off at one of our satellite stores then there is no charge to get it to our service centers and back to the store you delivered it to.
(We can only make this pricing work if we have multiple mowers from the same area, please be patient with us as we schedule your pickup and delivery)
Are You A DIY Type of Person?
That’s great as well, it just needs to be done. At M&D Enterprises & Lawnmower Shops we offer all the parts you need to do the job. We sell them individually or in extremely convenient service kits. These kits from the various engine manufacturers such as Kohler and Kawasaki include Oil, Oil Filter, Air Filter, and Pre Filter, Spark Plugs and Fuel Filter, And vary in costs from $45 to $90.
Learn more about our service special by following the link below!
When looking for the perfect mower there are what seems like endless options in today's world. Since 2009 BigDog Mower Company has set out to provide people with a very reliable mower that is capable of achieving all of your landscaping goals. BigDog seats are all handcrafted and the decks are fabricated which means they are tough enough to last through the years. But even within the BigDog family there are multiple options that are more than qualified for getting the job done. So how do you go about selecting the best BigDog for you?
How many acres?
Realizing how many acres you are taking care of is one of the first steps in selecting the right piece of equipment. If only an acre is needed to be cut, why would you buy a commercial mower that is more than qualified. A great thing about BigDog is they have the right machine for any job.
The BigDog BlackJack, Rex, and Rex MP are perfect when looking for a mower that will take care of something for an acre or less. When needing something for up to 3 acres, The Alpha and Stout will be the right choice. Let's say you have quite a bit of grass to cut that's about 5 acres and really want something that you confidently know will knock it out with no issues, well that is when you turn to the Alpha MP and the Alpha MPX.
if you are searching for something that has more capability of getting more than 5 acres cut, there are many options that BigDog offers in the commercial category. The Diablo, Diablo MP, and Stout MP are the options that are available for riding commercial mowers. The Hike and Trooper are mowers that have a standing platform on the end of the machine that offers a comfortable ride. They are just as easy to run as the traditional zero-turn mowers and can do just as much!
What accessories come with it?
Each mower that BigDog makes is capable of being able to have multiple attachments. It is just a matter of choosing which accessories you would like!
2 Bag Non Powered Bagger
2 Bag Powered Bagger
3 Bag Powered Bagger
Always-On LED Kit
High Vacuum Deck Kit
Side Grass Bagger
Side Mesh Bagger
Side Steel Bagger
Steering Lever Extension Kit
Michelin X Tweel Turf Tire and Caster
Electronic Deck Lift
Rear Anti-Scalp Kit
Warranties and Discounts
When it comes to warranty, BigDog leads the way. They offer a 7 year warranty.
Veterans and active members can also save money when purchasing a new mower. This prgram can help save the qualifying customers anywhere from $150 to $500!
Come into your nearest M&D to get a mower that will go above and beyond your needs! Or Click here!