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    Why Washington Is Ideal for Camping Trips

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Washington State boasts miles and miles of unspoiled wilderness, making it the perfect place for lovers of the outdoors. In Washington, you can breathe the fresh mountain air of Mt. Rainier National Park, feel the ocean spray along the coastline, and envelop yourself in the serenity of Washington’s forests.

    Washington offers ample opportunities for novice car campers, hardcore backpackers, and everyone in between. Whether you’re in Okanogan, Wenatchee, Pasco, or Seattle, you don’t have to travel far to find a campground in Washington. The state’s many lakes and rivers offer excellent recreation opportunities for kayakers, water skiers, and anglers. There are also thousands of miles of trails throughout Washington, making it a great state for day trips and week-long backpacking adventures. Whether you like mountains, beaches, desert, rivers, or lakes, Washington has it all!

    As you can tell, keeping the outdoors beautiful is extremely important to the Washington community. The next time you’re in the market for a quality tractor that can help keep your outdoor space maintained, come by one of Washington Tractor’s 12 locations throughout the state. Call us at (360) 529-5826 or visit our website to find out how we can make your outdoor chores easier. 

    What to Look for When Purchasing a New or Used Tractor

    Last updated 14 days ago

    If you own a farm or other large swath of property in Washington, you’ll likely need a tractor to help you get work done. If you don’t know much about tractors, however, you may have a difficult time finding the right model. Fortunately, Washington Tractor has 16 locations throughout the state, and we’ll gladly help you find the right tractor for your needs. Here are a few things you should look for in a new or used tractor:

    Tractor Function

    One of the first things you should consider is how well the tractor runs. Though a new tractor should run just fine, you might run into problems with a used model. Be sure to ask the sales representative how old the used tractor models are and whether they’ve had significant repairs in the past.

    Attachment Potential

    Before setting foot on the tractor lot, you must have a good idea of what you intend to use the tractor for. For example, if you do a lot of planting and seeding, you should look for a tractor that can accommodate a drawn planter. The more attachments a tractor can accommodate, the more useful it will be.  

    Wear and Tear

    If you’re going to spend a lot of money on a tractor, you want to be sure that it will perform well for years to come. If there’s a tractor that looks particularly beat up, it’s likely that it only has a handful of years left. A new tractor, on the other hand, can work hard for as long as you need it.

    Safety Features

    Safety is a very important part of operating a tractor. For the sake of your own well-being, consider tractors with key safety features, including a roll over protection structure.

    For more information about new and used tractors, come to a Washington Tractor location near you. We have locations throughout the state, including Aberdeen, Okanogan, and Yakima. Call (360) 529-5826 to speak with a friendly representative if you have any questions. 

    Ten Spring Maintenance Tips

    Last updated 24 days ago

    Spring time is upon us, and pretty soon you'll be starting your seasonal cleaning and DIY projects. Before you get started though, go through this checklist to make sure your STIHL equipment is in good working condition.

    1. Check the condition of your spark plugs and replace if necessary
    2. Check air filters for dirt and damage to determine if any need cleaning or replacement. Clean debris from blowers and trimmers as well
    3. Inspect your equipment for broken parts, and replace any that are broken or damaged
    4. Check screws and nuts, and re-tighten them if necessary
    5. Now is a good time to sharpen or change saw chains, as well as replace trimmer line
    6. Lubricate parts where friction will occur
    7. Check power cords on electric tools for damage or wear
    8. When mixing fuel, use fresh fuel (stored for less than 2 months) and new 2-cycle engine oil
    9. Use STIHL MotoMix® Patented Premixed Fuel in your fuel tanks. STIHL MotoMix® is a highly stable blend that will help to ensure great performance
    10. Don't put your power tool to work immediately — after a season of storage, let it warm up for a few minutes before use

    For more about our Spring Maintenance Checklist, feel free to call us at (360) 529-5826 or click here.

    Essential Landscaping Tools

    Last updated 29 days ago

    As a property owner, you want to do everything you can to make your property look good. This involves accumulating a broad collection of landscaping tools so you can keep those wily plants in line. Here’s a brief look at essential landscaping tools you can find at Washington Tractor to keep your yard in tip-top shape.

    Rake

    A rake is one of the most important and basic landscaping tools. During the fall, a rake can help collect fallen leaves, remove thatch, and spread fertilizer. When you’re getting ready to plant flowers and vegetables in the spring, a sturdy rake is great for moving around soil and mulch.  

    Lawnmower

    Without a proper lawnmower, your grass can easily get out of control. To keep your lawn neat and orderly, purchase a reliable lawnmower and mow your lawn every couple of weeks during the summer. If you have a large yard, you’ll find that a riding lawnmower can make the process a lot easier.

    Blower

    Though a rake is a handy tool, raking piles of leaves can be very tedious. A trusty blower can help reduce the time it takes to clean up your yard and perform a number of other important tasks.

    Trimmer

    The average yard has plenty of shrubs, hedges, and trees that can grow out of control if given half a chance. To keep these plants in line, you should have a reliable trimmer in your arsenal. A power trimmer can make the job much easier and less tedious.   

    Chainsaw

    If you have a large property with many stubborn trees and hedges, you may need to invest in a powerful chainsaw. A chainsaw can cut down trees, split logs, and perform other important tasks—just be sure to wear safety goggles when operating a chainsaw.

    If you’re looking for a tractor or any of the above pieces of landscaping equipment, visit one of Washington Tractor’s 12 locations. We offer some of the best deals on top-name brands, including John Deere, Stihl, and Honda. Call us at (360) 529-5826 or visit our website for more information. 

    Washington's National Parks: An Experience Like Never Before

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Washington State is home to some of the most beautiful places in the country, including the North Cascades, Olympic, and Mt. Rainier National Parks. Though these parks are supported by federal funding, they require additional funding to provide greater services for the public.  

    This video from Washington’s National Park Fund offers a look at why people love Washington’s national parks so much. National parks provide people with a unique opportunity to experience nature as they’ve never experienced it before. Washington’s National Park Fund is dedicated to ensuring that future Washingtonians can enjoy the parks for decades to come.  

    Washington Tractor is proud to sell tractors and yard equipment in Wenatchee, Okanogan, as well as many other cities in the beautiful state of Washington. If you have any questions about new or used tractors, feel free to call us at (360) 529-5826. 

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