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Choosing The Best Walk-Behind Lawnmower Doesn’t Have to be a Chore

Posted by supremehardware on March 18, 2010

When it comes to choosing a walk-behind lawn mower there are several things that can be considered.

  • How big is your yard?
  • Is your yard flat or hilly?
  • Push mower or self-propelled mower?
  • How big do you want the cutting deck?
  • How big of an engine?
  • Gas or electric?
  • Side discharge, bagging, or mulching?
  • Front or back wheel drive?
  • Price?

We are going to do our best to simplify some of these questions and make buying a lawn mower easier then it seems. Remember that these are general “rules” and everyone has different wants and needs when it comes to a lawn mower.

Yard Size and Terrain

A general guide is if your lawn is less than a quarter of an acre and relatively flat, a push mower is a good choice.  For lawns that are larger, usually up to a half acre, or may have a rolling terrain, a self-propelled mower would be the best choice.

Push Mower Vs Self-Propelled Mower

The main difference between a push mower and a self-propelled mower is the amount of effort it takes to mow your lawn. With push mowers, the operator is doing all the work by physically pushing the mower. On the other hand, self-propelled mowers are assisting the operator by moving itself which cuts down on the physical effort.

There are a few things to consider when you are deciding if you want a push mower or a self-propelled mower. The first thing to consider is how large your lawn is. If you have a smaller lawn, a push mower will be a good decision. If you have a larger lawn, and don’t want to push a mower around, then the self-propelled mower is the better decision. The second thing to consider is how much work you actually want to do. If you want to get a work out and mow the lawn at the same time, then by all means a push mower. For those of you that would like to walk behind the mower and let it do the work, self-propelled is calling your name.

Cutting Deck, Engine Size

The cutting deck size and the engine size go hand in hand. The cutting deck is the area that houses the blade of the lawn mower. The larger the cutting deck, the longer the blade, the less passes needed to mow your lawn. As the cutting deck size gets larger, so does the engine size. It requires more power to spin a larger blade. Deciding what size cutting deck is needed is simply preference. If you don’t mind spending all day mowing the lawn then a smaller deck will be fine. If you would like to get your lawn mowed in a shorter amount of time, a larger deck would be appropriate.

Discharge, Bag, Mulch

There are different types of walk-behind mowers. The first type is the discharge walk-behind mower. This is the mower that has a chute on the side and discharges the lawn clippings on the lawn. The second type is a bagging walk-behind lawn mower. This mower comes with a bag that will house the lawn clippings. The third type is a mulching walk-behind mower. This mower is equipped with a special blade that cuts the lawn clippings into tiny pieces and pushes them beneath the lawn. Many walk-behind lawn mowers on the market today come as 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 versions. This means that they can be interchanged from discharge to mulch, mulch to bag, or mulch to bag to discharge.

Front Wheel Drive VS Rear Wheel Drive

Yes that is correct; self-propelled lawn mowers come in front wheel and rear wheel drive. Let’s run through each one and see what the differences are. The front wheel drive works well on flat lawns that tend to have shorter grass. A main feature for the front wheel drive is you won’t have to release the self propel when turning the mower. The rear wheel drive gives you better traction on different lawns and works well in longer grass.

Congratulations, you now have a background in lawn mower 101. We hope this gives you a better insight into some areas to pay attention to when buying your next walk-behind lawn mower. As always, ask a sales associate for more information on the different brands and models that they carry.


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Prostores Down Due To Power Outage

Posted by supremehardware on January 19, 2010

ProStores has been down since early this morning due to a power outage. The power company has crews working diligently trying to resolve the matter in San Jose California. There is no confirmed time as to when the power will be restored or as to when ProStores will be up and running. The power outage is affecting Store Fronts, Admin Pages, Log In, and also the ProStores Discussion board. You can follow the developing storm and situation at NBC Bay Area.

New information regarding the power outage for ProStores. According to the ProStores Twitter Updates, it is estimated that the systems should be up and running in about 3 hours. This tweet was posted at 9:51 CST. Follow the link to receive all up to date notifications regarding the situation. There is also information as to why the systems have gone down.

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Promotional Code For Facebook Fans

Posted by supremehardware on January 8, 2010

Become a fan of Supreme Hardware on Facebook and instantly receive up to date news on important things like promo codes that offer you great savings. This month’s promo code offer is now available on Facebook. You can find us on Facebook here Supreme Hardware Facebook Page.

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Supreme Hardware Promotion Code

Posted by supremehardware on October 9, 2009

October is here. Halloween is right around the corner along with winter. Save money shopping Supreme Hardware in October by using the promotion code “Halloween” when checking out. The promotion is only good until Halloween! October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Supreme Hardware is making a difference. Join us in purchasing breast cancer awareness items that donate money to finding a cure. In honor of breast cancer awareness month Supreme Hardware will be showing off its new look!!

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by supremehardware on September 30, 2009

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Supreme Hardware is doing its part to help fight breast cancer. According to The American Cancer Society and The Susan G. Komen For The Cure, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer will occur among women in the United States during 2009. And an estimated 40,170 women will die from breast cancer. Also, about 1,910 men will be diagnosed and 440 men will die of breast cancer during 2009 in the United States. In addition to invasive breast cancer, an estimated 62,280 new cases of in situ breast cancer will occur among women in 2009. If it doesn’t affect you personally, chances are it will affect someone you know.

There any many ways that you can help fight breast cancer. One of the ways is to partake in breast cancer events such as races for the cure. You can find event information by going to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure website Here you will find race information by state. Another way you can help is by donations. Every bit helps to find a cure for breast cancer so if you can spare any extra money it is greatly appreciated. There are many ways that you can donate and they can be found at The Susan G. Komen For The Cure website

Supreme Hardware will have the breast cancer awareness theme through October trying to raise awareness of the risk of breast cancer. There are 2 special products that will be sold on Supreme Hardware and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help find a cure for breast cancer.  Below you will find the products, feel free to click on them to learn more about the product and also to purchase the product if you are interested. Remember, every bit counts so join Supreme Hardware and make a difference.

Hammering Out Breast Cancer

The limited Edition Pink Snuggie blanket not only keeps you warm but also helps in the fight against breast cancer!
$50,000 from the sales of the Pink Snuggie blanket will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational
research worldwide. For more information about BCRF visit

Pink Snuggie

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A Dollar Goes A Long Way

Posted by supremehardware on August 20, 2009

Just when you thought that you couldn’t get anything for a buck anymore, Supreme Hardware has restored faith.  Now through the end of August Supreme Hardware is offering great products for only $1! If you are taking that one light bulb and moving it from one light fixture to the next because all the rest are burnt out, 100 pennies gets you a great 4 pack of light bulbs. How about some dish detergent? Supreme Hardware has three different scents for your liking. The list goes on and on so don’t miss out on the great dollar deals at Supreme Hardware.

Dollar Deals At Supreme Hardware

Dollar Deals At Supreme Hardware

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Weber RapidFire Chimney Starter Product Review

Posted by supremehardware on July 24, 2009

The Weber Chimney Starter is a great product for the charcoal grill enthusiasts. If you are looking for a great way to start your charcoal grill without having the flavor of lighter fluid on your food, and you are tired of waiting for the electric grill starters, here is the product for you.  Weber has a great design with the Chimney Starter. It is made from durable aluminized steel, giving it a quality frame.  The Weber Chimney Starter measures 7.5” in diameter and sits 12” high.  It has a nice wire fold out handle that helps you safely distribute the coals into the grill when they are ready. The Weber Chimney Starter is very easy to use. You fill the top with charcoal. Underneath the Weber Chimney Starter you can either place starting blocks or newspaper. You start the blocks or newspaper and let them burn to get the coals hot. In about 8 minutes the coals will be ready to dump onto the charcoal grate.


  • Set starting blocks or newspaper on charcoal grate.
  • Put Chimney Starter over blocks or newspaper.
  • Fill top of Weber Chimney Starter with charcoal.
  • Light blocks or newspaper.
  • Dump coals on charcoal grate when ready.

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Supreme Hardware Promo Code 10% Discount

Posted by supremehardware on July 17, 2009

Now at, through the end of July when you enter in the promotion code supreme1 you will receive a 10% discount on your product price. Hurry it is only going on until then end of the month!

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Presto PowerPop Microwave Multi-Popper Product Review

Posted by supremehardware on July 3, 2009

The PowerPop microware popcorn multi-popper is made by Presto.  When you open up the box, you fill find 4 different pieces. They are the see-through Popping and Serving Bowl, the see-through cover, removable PowerBase concentrator, and the Replaceable PowerCup concentrator.  The Presto PowerPop is designed to make 1/3 cup of popcorn which is about 3 quarts (the capacity of the bowl). The nice thing about the Powerpop is you can use a variety of popcorn. The PowerPop can pop yellow, white, baby rice, and other premium brands.  The PowerPop is easy to use too, you just connect the bowl to the base, put a PowerCup concentrator into the bottom of the bowl, if you like butter on your popcorn you add the butter flavored oil right on top of the PowerCup, add the popcorn, put on the lid and into the microwave. One of the drawbacks of the PowerPop is the lid doesn’t screw or snap on, so if you added more than 1/3 cup of popcorn be ready to clean out your microwave! The great design literally pops nearly every kernel of corn.  Another drawback of the PowerPop is you have to buy replacement PowerCup concentrators.  However, they last up to 24 uses and they retail for $2.99 so it isn’t a bad deal. All in all this is a great product and a great substitute to an air popper, it pops faster and more kernels.


  • Attach bowl to base.
  • Insert PowerCup into bowl.
  • Add butter flavored oil & popcorn.
  • Put cover on.
  • Put into microwave

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Product Blowout | 72 Count Clear Umbrella Lights

Posted by supremehardware on July 3, 2009

A great deal is waiting for you! 72 Count Clear Umbrella Lights only $0.99!!  Hurry this is a limited time offer while supplies last only at

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