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Mower Testimonials

Both Canycom mowers and BOB-CAT Zero Turn mowers are widely considered great options for commercial customers as well as lifestyle block owners alike. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out what some of New Zealand's lifestyle block owners have to say about these brands and their mowers. 

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FAQ's when buying a ride-on mower

Zero turn, cut height, transmission, there are so many questions when purchasing a ride on mower. Our latest article answers some of your frequently asked questions when buying a ride-on mower.

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Lawn care tips for spring

With spring fast approaching, it’s time to get the barbeque clean and the backyard tidied up before you start inviting your mates over to show off your lawn. Spring is the time of year when your lawn is most receptive and ready to grow, so bear these tips in mind when you’re inspecting yours.

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Choosing the best mower for 10 acres or more

Having more lawn doesn’t mean that you should have to put in more work. With that in mind, there are a few things to consider when maintaining the life of your lifestyle block.

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Thinking of buying a lifestyle block? Here's what you need to know

Escaping to the country is a dream for some but a choice that many have made. Here are a few things worth thinking about to ensure you get the most ‘life’ from your land. 

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Bob-Cat zero turn mowers – which one should I get?

A brand trusted by kiwis across the country, BOB-CAT make some of the best zero turn mowers. With a range that caters to both the lifestyle block owner and the serious professional, see which one may be right for you.

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How to find the best Lighting Tower

Lighting towers are increasingly important and more common on work sites around New Zealand. 

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Lawn mower safety

Every piece of outdoor power equipment requires some safety precautions. Follow our comprehensive guide to lawn mower safety and reduce the risk of damaging yourself, anyone else or your mower.

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The first 5 things to check when you mower won't start

It’s time to mow. You’re in the mood to get it done. Out comes the mower and…nothing! Here are the first five things to check when your mower won’t start.

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Chainsaw Sharpening Tips from Stihl

Before you start sharpening, mark one cutter with a felt tip pen. After two or three strokes of the file, check how much material has been removed.

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The best of our brands - Part 2

The more you know about each brand, the more confident you can be in making the right mower choice. So here's a break down of some of the brands we sell.

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The Benefits of Stihl MotoMix®

New to New Zealand, STIHL MotoMix is 50:1 ready-mixed fuel for engines requiring a petrol-oil blend, developed by STIHL to achieve high performance with minimum cost to your health and...

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Sharp thinking - changing ride on lawn mower blades

Sharp mower blades encourage greener, fuller, healthier lawns to grow because the grass can heal quickly from a clean slice. Here’s a quick rundown of when and how to go about changing the blades on your ride-on mower.

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Push mowers vs ride on mowers

Before you get to a certain brand and individual features, you first need to decide if you need a ride on or a push mower. Let’s go through your options and give you a rundown on the benefits and things to consider with each.

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9 Essentials for a healthy, weed free lawn

The healthier your grass, the fewer weeds you’ll have to content with. This is because healthy grass grows so well it leaves no room for weeds and they stop growing. Here are the 9 things you’ll need to do to create your healthy, weed free lawn.

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OMC at Fieldays 2018

We are pleased to be exhibiting once again at the New Zealand National Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Hamilton, from the 13th to 16th of June 2018.Come along and see...

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5 reasons to get in touch with an OMC expert

Your mind is almost made up…it’s time for a new piece of power equipment. Now who to get it from? To help make that decision easy with complete peace of mind, here are 5 very good reasons we think you should contact our team.

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Stand-on vs ride-on mowers

As mowing contractors well know, mowers come in all shapes and sizes, with various bells and whistles, so it can be hard knowing which will be the best for your specific needs. Read about the difference between stand-on and ride-on mowers here.

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How to prepare your lawn for winter

Did you know that the best season for making your lawn luscious, weedless and more cushiony than a couch turns out to be: Autumn! That’s right, Autumn. How do you prep your lawn in Autumn so it can sustain the soggy, cold winter? Let us fill you in.

 

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10 questions to ask before you buy a Zero-Turn Mower

Fast, efficient and easy to use, we believe you can’t beat a zero-turn mower. Before you buy, be sure you know it’s right. Here are 10 quick questions you should get the answers to before settling on the right model for you.

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Caring for your lawn in autumn

According to the calendar, March, April and May are our autumn months. But, as we all know, temperature, climate and daylight hours are what really determine the season. Check out the following lawn care tips to consider this autumn. 

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How do Zero-Turn Mowers work?

Fast, efficient and easy to use, we believe you can’t beat a zero-turn mower. Here’s a quick rundown of how they work and what makes them so great.

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How much does a ride on mower cost?

You might have read our FREE guide to choosing the right mower and have a pretty good idea of the best option for your property.

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Mowing long grass

Maybe you’ve been away enjoying a holiday or other jobs have gotten in the way….whatever reason your grass has grown out of control, here are our tips on how to mow long grass.

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Stripe your lawn like a pro

You know what we’re talking about – that striped patchwork of greens that makes a lawn look a million bucks! Well, with just a little effort and simple equipment here’s how you can make it happen… plus a few extra tips to get your lawn in excellent condition.

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OMC Supporting the Child Cancer Foundation

OMC is proud to support the Child Cancer Foundation!

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Caring for your lawn in summer

Lots of sun and heat might be great for some parts of the garden, but it can take its toll on your lawn. Here’s our advice for keeping your lawn looking its best all season long.

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Choosing the right size ride on mower

Having the right ride on mower for your property can make quick work of lawn mowing so it’s understandable that one of the top questions we’re asked is “what size ride on mower do I need?” Here's some tips...

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New vs Second Hand Mowers

Is it OK to buy a used lawn mower or does it have to be new to be any good? Here’s our advice.

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What's the best type of Zero-Turn Mower?

Zero-turn mowers are the way of the future and a good fit for lifestyle properties with a lot of mowing needed. So how does that make then good for lifestyle blocks and which is the best one?

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11 time management tips for looking after your lifestyle block

How much time it takes to maintain and run your lifestyle property is directly related to the size of it and what you’re using it for. See our tips for managing your time while looking after your lifestyle block. 

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OMC December Blog Awareness

NEWS FLASH: Farewell to the Honda EU20i Generator

After a long service life in New Zealand of over 10 years, Honda Power Equipment's best loved EU20i generator is now out of production.

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Has your lawn seen better days? – How to get the most out of your particular type of turf.

As the extended daylight hours have us spending more time outside, you may have noticed that your lawn isn’t exactly achieving the results you’re after.

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Different types of ride-on mowers

Investing in a ride-on mower is the best way to save time and energy in maintaining your property, especially if you have a lot of ground to cover.

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Choosing the right mower for weed control and cutting

Keeping weeds under control can be a challenge for any property owner. Weeds are a sure sign that your grass isn’t happy - but what should you do and what...

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Dealing with grass clippings – to mulch, catch or let them lie

When choosing a new mower, how you want it to deal with grass clippings is one of the first major choices to make. Find out the benefits of mulching, catching and letting them lie. 

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How to get a healthy lawn

Imagine a healthy and beautiful lawn with thick, lush green grass, soft underfoot, and free of weeds and patchiness… Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Here are our top tips for a great lawn.

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Try before you buy – why you should always get a free product demo

Find out why getting a free product demo is important, how it works and what's involved. 

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The importance of mower maintenance and 11 things you can do yourself

Ride on lawn mowers are a hard working piece of outdoor power equipment; they get a lot of use and can take a beating.

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How to mow steep slopes with a ride on mower.

Some ride on mowers are not suitable for mowing anything other than flat terrain. Be sure the mower you buy is built to handle slopes. Read on to get tips on how to make mowing steep slopes a little easier and safer. 

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Tips for mowing wet lawns

Mowing wet grass may not be the easiest or give you the perfect result, but here are some tips to help when you have to.

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GLOBAL RECOGNITION!

We’ve been the passionate Walker Mower dealer for Canterbury for almost thirty years. Which is why we are pleased to be one of the Top 25 Walker Dealers, IN THE...

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What's the Deal with Mower Horsepower?

With over ten different zero turn mower brands in New Zealand, and around five different engine types, it’s easy to start by looking at horsepower.

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10 Tips when buying a new ride on mower

When you buy a new mower, it's a big decision. It's a big decision because it's one that is either going to save you a lot of time in the...

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