How to Winterize Portable Gas-Powered Tools

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Kevin Gillis of TTI,one of the world’s largest manufacturers of outdoor power equipment, demonstrates how to winterize portable gas-powered tools.

    Kevin Gillis: Hi! my name is Kevin Gillis and I am with TTI. TTI is one of the world's largest manufacturers of outdoor power equipment. We manufacture under brand names such as Homelite, RYOBI, HUSKY and RIGID. And today we are going to talk to you about winterizing your outdoor gas power tools. There is going to be two platforms. You are going to have your small hand held equipment, your two cycle engines, with your trimmers, your blowers and your chainsaws. With those units we are going to have to empty all the gas, you want to make sure that all those units are ready for your next season. Now we are going to move into our garden equipment which should be our lawn mowers and our pressure washers. With those units we are going to have to have stabilizer and a bunch of other elements to make sure that they do not freeze over with the winter. That's all that you are going to need to do these projects, a gas can, funnel, some two cycle engine oil, pump saver for your pressure washer and also you are going to need some stabilizer for your four cycle engines and your lawn mowers and your pressure washers. For a safety materials to go, you should always have gloves, a rag around in case there is any gas spillage as well as safety glasses. Before we get started, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have been working with TTI for the past five years in all gamuts of the industry, for manufacturing and distribution, for sales and marketing. So let's get all of our tools together and let's get started.