Happy to be a ‘Part’ of Troy-Bilt’s Modular Motor

Photo credit: Gizmodo
Photo credit: Gizmodo

At Standby Screw, we are proud to be manufacturing parts for the new Troy-Bilt modular outdoor power equipment system! Gizmodo refers to this new system as “a Transformer for your yard,” and to be a part of this equipment is truly a cool experience.

How does the equipment system transform? For starters, you can transform a lawn mower into a snow thrower, a pressure washer, or leaf blower in just 2 seconds. This machine represents innovation at its finest.

No room in the shed for a blower, mower, and power washer? Troy-Bilt’s flexible system has four pieces of outdoor power equipment that run off the same engine. That means only one engine to maintain for your snow blower, lawn mower, leaf blower, and pressure washer. Called the Troy-Bilt FLEX, the system will be available at Lowe’s in March.

What’s even better is that the machine is affordable, easy-to-use, versatile, and powerful. What more could you want from outdoor power equipment? For more details on this state-of-the-art machine, check out Gizmodo’s feature.

Spring is Upon Us!

gardeningWe are certainly looking forward to the warmer weather in Northeast Ohio, but we must acknowledge the fact that our customers sold out of their entire snow-thrower inventory in big-box stores due to the bad winter season.

We hope the same happens for the spring, when robust sales for zero-turn tractors and self-propelled, walk-behind mowers start to take place.

And, don’t forget about those gardens! We’re looking forward to those with a green thumb to get their gardens started with the purchase of a great rototiller or cultivator.

Happy Spring, from Standby Screw!

Industry Spotlight: Mini-Cultivators

mini cultivatorAre you in the market for a mini-cultivator? At Standby Screw, we proudly manufacture parts for these efficient machines.  Mini-cultivators are the perfect tools to get those small, hard to reach places in your landscaping, look immaculate!

Whether you have a small-plotted garden outdoors or a little raised plant bed at your apartment, mini-cultivators help loosen topsoil that will create a richer home for your flowers and food!

For easy use, front tine tillers are recommended as they are easy to push and operate. Ultimately, we’re happy to manufacture parts for these resourceful machines so that you are able to work less hard on your gardening!

Industry Spotlight: Chippers & Shredders

What is your main use for chippers and shredders? At Standby Screw, we manufacture parts that are crucial to the efficient operation of these machines.

wood chipperBasically, wood chippers/shredders are machines that reduce wood, for instance tree branches and trunks, into small pieces, or wood chips. What’s great about these machines is that they are often portable, mounted on wheels or frames suitable for being towed behind a truck or van.

Wood chippers/shredders are comprised of several different parts, which include a hopper, a collar, a chipper, and a collection bin. An internal power source, typically a combustion engine, is what gets these machines going.

Wood chippers/shredders are incredible machines that are used by different industries that get a variety of tasks accomplished. Have a question about our wood chipper/shredder manufacturing? Ask us!

Industry Spotlight: Gear Motors

At Standby Screw, we are proud to manufacture gear products, specifically parts that go into gear motors. You may think you know what a gear motor is, but the extent of functionality of these parts is tremendous.

gearsGear motors are complete, motive force systems that consist of an electric motor and a reduction gear train that are both integrated into an easy-to-mount and easy-to-configure package.  This design greatly reduces the intricacy and cost of designing power tools and other machines and appliances that call for high-torque at a low shaft speed or RPM.

Gear motors allow for the use of economical, low-horsepower motors that in turn provide a strong force with low speed, such as in lifts, cranks, medical tables, jacks, and robotics.

We bet you didn’t know that gear motors could be large enough to lift a house or small enough to power a tiny clock!

The next time you turn the dial on your washing machine, open your garage, or use a power drill, you’re taking advantage of the strength and productivity gear motors produce. Gear motors make the world “go round!”

Industry Spotlight: Zero-Turn Mowers

If you currently have a riding mower that isn’t zero-turn, you’re missing out on the optimal efficiency they provide to maximize your landscaping capabilities.

riding mowerAt Standby Screw, we are proud to manufacture parts for zero-turn mowers that are beasts of machines with a wide-cutting deck, high-cutting speed, and the ability to turn on its own axis without leaving any uncut areas of your lawn.

Why continue to try and perfect your lawn without a zero-turn mower? You’ll be saved the time it will take you to go back over those uncut areas with a push mower and your landscaping will be left looking flawless.

Industry Spotlight: Rototillers

tillerWhat kind of rototiller do you use to take care of your outside landscaping? At Standby Screw, we are proud to manufacture parts for Troybilt rototillers, a brand that features rugged and durable parts on its tillers that can effectively turn dirt into fertile soil.

These parts include cast-iron encased transmissions with bronze gear drives.

For those of you who aren’t too familiar with rototillers or are in the market to buy a new one, these machines are motor-driven and have rotating blades for breaking up or “tilling” soil.  Rototillers are used to prepare soil for planting without spade digging or having to use a hoe by hand to loosen up the soil. See more of Troybilt’s tillers, here.

Industry Spotlight: Outdoor Power Equipment

img1The outdoor power equipment industry is growing in demand worldwide each year. According to the latest report by RnR Market Research, the industry is expected to grow more than $20 billion by 2017. The recovery of the United States market, more specifically, will lead to more spending on landscaping services.  

What are some common products found in this industry?

  • Riding Lawn Mowers
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Chainsaws
  • Trimmers
  • Blowers
  • & More

Standby Screw is proud to manufacture parts for equipment in this industry. On our site, we feature Cub Cadet mowers as one of the several products we feature our parts in. We are in every rider that has a hydrostatic transmission, in the ‘Big Box’ stores and our shaft parts can be found in just about every brand at Home Depot or Lowe’s.

Standby Screw is Important ‘Piece’ to the new Cub Cadet Snow Thrower

Standby Screw is proud to be a part of the revolutionary product, Cub Cadet® 28 in. Three-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Thrower. This new machine is built with several SBS parts in it and is becoming an industry-exclusive product.  The Snow Thrower easily and quickly moves you through 18 inches of snow, making the harsh winters more bearable.

Watch as the machine cuts through snow and ice like no other product does today!