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Why Top Landscapers (Like Duluth Lawn Care) Trust AMSOIL

Why Top Landscapers (Like Duluth Lawn Care) Trust AMSOIL

Landscape professionals provide the most demanding proving grounds for two-stoke equipment. Their string trimmers, backpack blowers, chainsaws and other equipment run continuously in hot, dirty and wet conditions. And their brutal schedules leave no time for breakdowns.

As the video shows, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants have earned the trust of landscape professionals like Duluth Lawn Care.

Small businesses with big challenges

Running a lawn and landscape business is tough. According to Lawn & Landscape magazine 2018 State Of The Industry Report, 72 percent of survey respondents said their location’s gross revenue in 2017 was less than $1 million.

The report listed the following challenges landscapers face to turning a profit:

  1. Quality labor shortage
  2. Fuel prices
  3. Low-ball competitors
  4. Personal stress
  5. High health insurance costs
  6. Abused equipment
  7. Expensive gourmet morning coffee and energy drinks

Large companies can have 5-10 zero-turn mowers at $15,000 a crack. They can also maintain eight or more string trimmers and backpack blowers, which can log 500-600 hours per year. That’s a lot of gas and oil.

Creating a profitable business in this environment demands maximum efficiency and cost control. Scheduling and executing jobs is critical and downtime due to unexpected equipment repairs can eat away at narrow margins.

AMSOIL delivers reserve protection

We focus on building protection into our synthetic lubricants that goes beyond the most demanding standards.

For example, AMSOIL SABER Professional Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil is guaranteed for any mix ratio up to 100:1. Using less oil compared to traditional 50:1 ratios lets professionals cut two-stroke oil costs considerably.

As noted in the video, Duluth Lawn Care mixes SABER Professional at the SABER Ratio™ of 80:1.

“The reason we mix it a little bit leaner that the manufacturer recommends is simply for the fact that we haven’t had issues mixing it at this rate,” said Duluth Lawn Care owner Matt Marciniak. “The cost savings is huge.”

Not only does SABER Professional reduce oil costs, it allows landscapers to use one mix ratio for all their equipment, eliminating confusion.

Equipment starts easier and runs better

Mixed at the SABER Ratio (either 80:1 or 100:1), SABER Professional is proven to fight power-robbing carbon deposits.

These images of Stihl string trimmer components from Duluth Lawn Care’s fleet offer visual proof. The exhaust port, piston and spark-arrestor screen are virtually free of power-robbing deposits following 1,200 hours of operation at 80:1.

By fighting power-robbing carbon, SABER Professional helps equipment start easier, run better and last longer. This adds up to big savings for small businesses fighting to preserve their margins.

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SABER Professional extends equipment life

Since its inception, Duluth Lawn Care has trusted AMSOIL products to protect and extend equipment life. In this industry, landscapers commonly replace two-stroke equipment every two years. That hasn’t been the case with Duluth Lawn Care. Thanks to diligent maintenance and the excellent protection of SABER Professional, some of its two-stroke equipment is more than 10 years old an has accumulated 6,000-8,000 hours.

Duluth Lawn Care is a prime example of a lawn and landscape company that overcomes the top industry challenges. Not only has Duluth Lawn Care met these challenges, it has thrived for more than 13 years delivering quality service for its 4,500 customers. We’re proud to be a trusted partner of lawn and landscape professionals around North America.

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From The Presidents

From The Presidents

The new diesel products are in the field and initial reports are positive. We made a concerted effort to keep you, your customers and accounts aware of the changes throughout the diesel oil upgrade and those efforts have paid off with a smooth transition.

That’s truly what it is – an upgrade. More products in the diesel lineup, better protection and higher commissions. With more products in the lineup, there are bound to be questions. This month we’re going to provide some guidance on helping your diesel customers choose the right oil.

We’re also going to unveil some new commercial-grade products. We’ve given Formula 4-Stroke® 10W-30 Small-Engine Oil a new name and packaging, and added a 10W-40 to the small-engine oil lineup. We’ve also added a transmission fluid designed specifically for use in zero-turn hydrostatic transmissions. Most zero-turn owners, including professional landscapers, use regular motor oil in these hydrostatic transmissions. Sure, that works, but the fact is, motor oil is not dialed-in for maximum protection and performance in hydrostatic transmissions. We performed extensive testing on this new product, and the result is nothing short of outstanding.

Of course, what else would you expect? That’s what we do. It’s who we are. Many people would reason that if motor oil works in a hydrostatic transmission, why change? Anything more is just overkill.

We say overkill is underrated. If we can make something better, we will. If we can deliver better protection for one component or another, we will. Why not? Isn’t that the point – to protect things?

When we take a look at our customer lists, it stands out that we have more landscapers as commercial accounts than any other type of business. Research into the landscaper market reveals that zero-turn mowers are frequently among their biggest investments. It also reveals that landscapers are extremely concerned about the speed with which they can complete their jobs and complete them well. Between SABER® Professional and this new line of commercialgrade products, we’re doing a lot to help them meet those goals by protecting their investments and helping maintain the power and speed of their equipment. Landscapers increase profits, Dealers increase commissions and we increase sales. Is that overkill? Sounds about right to us.

AMSOIL is expanding. Visit our dealer page and see the incentives. AMSOIL could outsell all other brands if we can increase its availability. Call us to add it too your shelves, lube center or become a dealer working out of your house or business.