Red Solo Cup, I fill you up...
Turn up the radio. Your favorite country song is on!
Toby Keith is blasting through the speakers at maximum volume.
You know his songs, you sing them word-for-word.
But would you like to know what your favorite country music star really sings about?
Don't miss out on this recently released, top of the charts guide to power equipment inspired by Toby Keith.
"I love this American ride
Gotta love this American ride"
One hand on the wheel, windows down, radio up. We sure love our American trucks.
Well, you can't mow your lawn with a Ford, Chevy, or Dodge. If you want an American Ride for your yard, hop on a Snapper or Simplicity
From the country roads to your back yard, set yourself free with an American made lawn mower.
Made in America
"With WD40 and a craftsman wrench
he ain’t prejudice he's just, made in America"
Every July, we almost burn our houses down with fireworks because we are so proud to be Americans. We love our country and continue to support products that are Made in the USA.
Small engine manufacturers like Briggs and Stratton have been manufacturing engines and power equipment parts for
lawn mowers, snow blowers, generators, and more for several decades.
According to Briggs & Stratton's website, each year, "3,000 employees build over 10 million small engines right here in America."
That's a whole lot of engines.
Beer For My Horses
"Singing whiskey for my men
Beer for my horses"
Do really think that Toby Keith gives his horses beer? Well, if he does, it's probably in moderation and he would never give his horses skunked beer.
It's the same with your power equipment. Their horsepower needs fuel too. Putting old stale fuel in your gas tanks is like drinking an old unopened can of PBR that's been boiling in the sun.
Your small engines don't like bad fuel! It can actually damage them. Be aware of the issues with ethanol fuel.
As Good As I Once Was
"I ain't as good as I once was
But I’m as good once as I ever was"
If you've ever used the phrase, "I'm getting too old for this," you'll understand where Toby Keith is coming from.
Power equipment needs to be maintained, just like you do. Regular check-ups and tune-ups are great ways to make your equipment as good as it once was.
Replace small engine parts that are worn and follow your owner's manual maintenance recommendations to keep your power equipment performing like new.
I Love This Bar
"Hmm, hmm, hmm I love this bar"
Have you told your chainsaw that you love it, lately? It's so reliable and gets all your cutting tasks done with ease.
Reward it by keeping the bar lubricated to ensure peak performance.
The strong, sturdy chainsaw bar helps rotate the chain cutters to glide smoothly through the thickest of wood,
so you'll have a nice stock pile for those midnight bonfires.
Hmm, hmm, hmm nothing's more satisfying than cutting some fresh country wood.
"I'm gonna do my best to decompress
Toby Keith might be giving you a hint on how he de-stresses after a long day on the road.
With new technology that enhances operator comfort, you'll be as relaxed as ever when you operate your equipment.
Look for equipment with ergonomically designed features to reduce stress during operation.
Whether you're using a load-lightening backpack for your leaf blower,
a harness for your brush cutter, or have the luxuries of arm rests and a cup holder on your zero turn mower, you'll be chill-axin in no time.
Pull My Chain
"I ain't the same, she knows how to pull my chain"
Yea, sometimes people sure know how to yank our chains. But when it comes to chainsaws, you don't want to leave any chain hang loose. Properly tension your chainsaw's chain before each use.
During operation, chains can stretch. If they become too loose, their drive links can jump out of the bar groove.
Toby Keith knows that proper chainsaw maintenance is key and doesn't want to lose his groove. Especially since a chainsaw could ruin your love life.
"There is always somethin' goin' on down in the trailerhood"
Throw your lawn mower a party on a trailer. Invite its friends too (trimmers, chainsaws, leaf blowers, pole saws, edgers, generators, etc).
Quit trying to cram everything into the back of the pickup. Hook up a trailer to transport your power equipment to the job site.
And make sure you have the right trailer parts to make your operation road worthy.
Drive it on Home
"Cross another county line
Drive it on home"
As a famous country singer, Toby Keith probably gets to test drive some pretty awesome cars. He knows that speed and luxury make any drive, one for the song books.
So what's the Ferrari of lawn mowers? …… The Zero Turn!
Zero Turn mowers are faster and more efficient than walk-behind and riding mowers. Take one for a test drive and you'll be driving one home sooner than you think.
I Won't Let You Down
"Don't expect too much from me
And I won't let you down"
Has your power ever let you down, leaving you in the dark with flashlights you forgot to put batteries in? Well, you'll feel much better when you power up your generator.
But don't ask too much of it by overloading the rated running wattage. Some appliances, like refrigerators, need almost twice their wattage to be able to start.
Determine the rated and starting wattages of your appliances before you hook them up to the generator, to see if it can handle the load.
You wouldn't want the power to go out at one of Toby's concerts, so his team makes sure they have a safe back up plan in case of any emergency.
You should have a plan too, because your refrigerator can't just go acoustic.
Bonus Song: Red Solo Cup
"Red Solo cup, I fill you up
Let's have a party, Let's have a party"
The song that you can't get out of your head, Red Solo Cup.
But what does a red solo cup have to do with power equipment?
Filling up your red solo cup keeps you cool, refreshed, and energized on those hot summer days.
Your power equipment's red solo cups are their fuel tanks. So top off your engines with gas and oil and keep the party going.
The Toby Keith Song Challenge
There it is. 10 of the best Toby Keith songs for guiding your power equipment usage.
And for all the outdoorsmen and country listeners out there, the next time you hear your favorite country tune, see if you can decode a power equipment message.
We'd like to hear what you come up with. Feel free to share your comments and ideas.
Article by: Turner Anderson. Send an email to [email protected].