Friday, October 6, 2017

POULAN PRO LAWN TRACTOR



An affordable, no-frills riding lawn mower, the POULAN PRO LAWN TRACTOR is designed for those with less than an acre of land and a tight pockets. If you haven’t before used a riding mower then this is the perfect machine to get started with. Featuring 14.5 Briggs & Stratton engine, a wide 38 inch cutting deck and simplicity at its core, it comes with basic set of specifications such as a 18 inch turning radius, 6 speed lever adjusted transmission, 1.5 gallon tank, 15 inch and 18 inch front and rear tires respectively. For comfort you get a 9 inch low back seat and a height adjustment long lever on the hood’s side.

Ease Of Use

Purchasing a ride-on mower usually entails a long exhaustive manual that stresses upon all the innovative features, care instruction and maintenance garbage that is designed to take up more pages than provide useful information. The Poulan Pro PB145G38 though is a no-bullshit riding mower with limited instructions and even more limited things to take care off. You have a conventional steering wheel, 6 speed transmission lever by the side of your seat and a larger height adjusting lever up front to the left of the hood to control your mower. That is how easy this mower is to use. Same goes for cleaning the deck. Just life it up using a wrench lift, wash the deck and blades spray some non-stick deck oil and get back to mowing. Quite simply put there isn’t another ride-on mower in the market so easy to use.


Cut Quality

Being an affordable acquisition, the mower is bound to lack a few tiny improvements and one of them is a stabilizing set of gurney wheels on the deck that ensure a perfect cut all the time irrespective of the terrain. You can get over this and ensure excellent cut quality by fitting the mower with third party front stabilizing wheels.


Height Adjustment

6 different cutting heights all accessible from the comfort of the low-back seat makes switching between different settings that much easier. The lowest you can get is 1.5 inches, but I haven’t yet felt the desire to scrap that close to the ground. Remember though on uneven terrain you need the ability to quickly alter the height and avoid the appearance of an improperly mowed lawn.


Motor Power

Yes, the Poulan Pro Lawn Mower PB145G38 can pump out just 14.5 HP, but I find it sufficient enough to handle a lawn under 1 acre of space. Can you add extra attachments to this rather is it a makeshift small tractor? No it isn’t because of the smaller engine, but it definitely is a full-fledged ride-on mower with ample power for inclinations and gullies.


Maintenance

Owing to its inexpensive nature, plastic body and simple configuration, it will falter soon. Thankfully, the service of Poulan is excellent and their replacement parts are affordable. I haven’t seen anything alarming in the two months that I have used this mower so at least the warranty period will not have you replacing any component.


Cost Effectiveness


Less than $1000, you just can’t ask for anything more in this mower. From the dependable Husqvarna brand, Poulan Pro is the affordable sub-brand that is designed for an average lawn owner with just the bare minimum of requirements and thus priced accordingly. Even the replacement parts are priced cheaper than Husqvarna ride-on mowers.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

COLEMAN GRILL



Introduction

Tailgating, America's favorite meal, makes outdoor dining even better by adding sports. But with stadium parking lots filled to the brim, tailgaters need a grill that performs well and isn't a pain to transport. We made sure to test the Coleman NXT 300 (MSRP $249) well before the season. Despite its small size, this grill tackled all our tests, and cost less than a season ticket.



Design, Features, & Usability

The COLEMAN GRILL NXT 300 is a portable grill that doesn't sacrifice on features. Despite having only a 321 square inch grilling surface, this grill has an electric starter, the option to add different grate attachments (sold separately), and two side trays. These are far more useful at a tailgate than on a patio, unless you prefer lugging around a folding table. We especially liked Coleman's take on fuel access, allowing the grill to utilize a 16.9 ounce cylinder of fuel or a full-size 20 pound tank if you pick up a $10 adapter. When game day is over, the legs fold into each other, allowing the grill to be stored vertically.
Performance
Like a five foot seven, 210-pound running back, it's small but powerful.

It might be small, but the Coleman NXT 300 showed some impressive power. No one likes waiting to get the patties on the grill, and the NXT's rapid preheat cuts down on wait time. But the small grill went a bit overboard when we set the temperature to its hottest setting (more than 750ºF!) with uneven heating across the small grate. Even the grill's exterior gets hotter than we'd like to see, which may be an issue in a crowded parking lot.

The solution? Just set it to a lower temperature. In our low-fire test, it hit close to 490ºF without much variance in temperature across the cooking surface. Depending on what you're cooking, this may be perfect, or it could be too hot. You could always heat only one burner to get around that problem, and for hot dogs, burgers, and the standard game-time fare, this grill should do just fine.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Difference Between A Check and A Check Stub

The difference between a test and pay-stub-generator.com can sometimes become confusing, especially if you're just beginning in the area of banking or being used for the first time. Most often, employers that compose or publish checks will submit a check and pay-stub-generator.com into the employee to describe how the final cover was calculated. But, there are cases where a payment is made by check and no pay-stub-generator.com is connected, which is frequently the case for contractors or independent employees. Vice-versa, the ones that are compensated through direct deposits might only receive the pay-stub-generator.com as proof of the payment.
pay-stub-generator.com


What is a check?

According to the Princeton.edu site, a check is "a written order directing a bank to cover". When a person receives a check as payment, then it supplies bank consent for them to obtain the check's full amount, which can be taken from the account of the check provider. If funds are not available (inadequate), then no funds are dispersed. As a legally binding document, tests can be utilized in court as a contract between the author and its recipient.

What information does a check comprise?

Three kinds of information are on tests - recipient information, supplier information, and bank information. Recipients will locate their full legal title, the amount they have been paid on the check in both the numeric and standard numeral form. Traditionally contact info of the author can also be on the test, to add their name (or company name), address, and contact phone number. Bank information which contains the bank's routing number and the account number of the writer. In addition, some banks can have a logo prominently shown.

What are the most common applications of checks?

Checks are most widely utilized in exchange for a good or service. They represent legal tender and function the same performance as money.

What is pay-stub-generator.com?

pay-stub-generator.com is a record detailing the information included on a check. Considering checks are submitted to the lender in exchange for its cash value, no proof of the transaction is kept by the person(s) cashing the check. Thus, pay-stub-generator.com are traditionally retained by the check recipient as a receipt.

What information does pay-stub-generator.com comprise?

pay-stub-generator.com come in a variety of forms like payment test pay-stub-generator.com which are used in payroll or company pay-stub-generator.com that are given to contractors. The most frequent information contained on the pay-stub-generator.com contains the recipient's name and account identifying information (employee number, last four digits of social security number, etc), the company information of the check author (title, address, etc), and the check amount, and a breakdown of how the check's final value was calculated (deductions, fees, etc). On certain pay-stub-generator.com(especially those records of payroll), a history of payments over a time period may be present.

What are the most typical uses of pay-stub-generator.com?

Most frequently pay-stub-generator.com act as proof of earnings by the receiver. As an authorized record of payment, these records verify the amount which was received and is most frequently used to report proof of income.

Friday, July 7, 2017

What's the Best Soundbar for Me?

As you may have read in one of our prior posts most Soundbars for sale provides an outstanding stereo or multichannel surround sound effect that your flat screen Television set can't accomplish on its own and without the bother of a full on surround sound speaker installation.

So what exactly is 'The very best headphones for sale for you personally? Well, just like a lot of stuff in everyday life the reply is 'it depends'. The easy answer is 'the one which actually does what you require it to perform and you will afford'. To figure precisely what this means keep reading!
Soundbars for sale

What exactly are you wanting it for?
Keep in mind what you ultimately want the earphones for sale for. Can it be just to provide your flat screen Television collection superior sound or would you want to imitate that rich surround sound experience? Maybe you also have an Xbox 360 or gambling system that needs a bit more 'wow factor'? These notions will ascertain whether you'll be happy having a straightforward entry-level unit along with a top of the range system with numerous connection options.

What's your budget?
MP3 players for sale cover anything out of approximately #50 ($82) right around #1400 ($2,300). More cash will normally bring more attributes, connectivity and volume options. (If you need plenty of HDMI ports You'll be Taking a Look at the upper end of the budget such as)

What do I want to hook up?
Make a record of anything you wish to connect and discover out whether it's potential - common requirements are Xbox, Blu-Ray, MP3 Player, Wireless Bluetooth and of course Television set.

Be sure the area where you will be-be incorporating the Soundbars for sale into is appropriate.
You will need walls that will reflect sound easily. (A few wall coverings can cause acoustic.) Make sure you do not have pieces of furniture that could block the noises route. Check the Soundbars for sale you are interested in will either match on your Television set rack or may be easily wall mounted.

How do I connect?
Of the vast majority of an entrance to mid-range Soundbars for sale, you will attach all your different apparatus (Wii, Xbox and so forth) into the Television set and then the audio out from the TV to the Soundbars for sale. With a few top of the range Soundbars for sale, you'll have the ability to connect everything directly.

HDMI
Connected to the preceding point, you need to pay special attention to HDMI, especially HDMI ARC. In case both Soundbars for sale and TV support this it can make cabling simpler.

How loud are you curious about?
Soundbars for sale vary from a fairly wimpy 30watts RMS around 400 (Phenomenal!).

What manufacturer do you really enjoy?
A number of the big electronics companies make Soundbars for sale, so in the event, you have a favorite then that may guide your choice. If you presently have a 'Brand X' TV then sticking to that brand could reduce the chance of some incompatibilities.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

5 Steps for Improving Your Media Outreach: Insights From 1,300 Publishers




5 Steps for Improving Your Media Outreach

Define your audience.


Marketers know defining your ideal buyer persona offers helpful insights to guide everything from product development to content creation. In that same vein, gathering information about stakeholders across your brand is immensely helpful in defining your ideal target audience for content distribution.

Further, understanding not only the demographics, challenges, and motivations of your target audience, but also their online (and offline) behavior will help define your ideal audience and ultimately guide your outreach strategy. Specifically, it will help you better understand where they consume their news, turn to for insights and advice, and seek out entertainment.

Build media lists.


Become familiar with the publications and media outlets your ideal audience frequents, then vet the publications before going on to research the best-fit contact. Run through a mental checklist for each publication before adding them to your list build:
Do they publish third-party content?
Do they regularly post on the topic you’re planning to pitch?
Do they frequently promote their posts via other channels like social media?

Once the publication has passed this quick preliminary phase, go on to find the best-fit contact by scanning through their editorial contact list. Further research a few contacts whose beat fits your content and trace their online footprint. Start following them on their professional social accounts and keep an eye out for their recent work or contributions to other online media like podcasts. Commenting on their latest post or podcast appearance, or giving your genuine opinion about a topic you’re both well-versed in, is a great way to start off your pitch.

Obviously their beat must align with the topic of the content you plan to pitch, but make sure you also run through the second mental checklist:
Do they cite content produced by brands?
Do their posts see a lot of engagement?
Do they cover only breaking news or only write personal essays and critics, or do they feature timely and evergreen content?
Do they demonstrate values that align with your brand?

Researching who to contact can be time consuming, especially when initially starting a media outreach strategy. Fortunately, as time goes on, the investment pays off in the form of established, mutually beneficial relationships.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Guest Post: Vintage Invicta Watches Are Making a Comeback



What's old is definitely back in style and on the runways, and we're not talking about bell bottom jeans or Disco balls. This time around its vintage Invicta watches that are taking center stage - and shining - among the season's top accessories giving wrists some definite pizzazz.

Just as in the bygone days, vintage Invicta wristwatches are making a statement as they so proudly adorn the wrists of those who wear them. From 19th century classic timepieces with thin leather bands to the more extravagant with encrusted Marcasite, vintage Invicta is hot, hot, hot.

And surprisingly, the ladies aren't the only ones who are sporting these beloved timepieces; even men have gotten aboard the bandwagon. From designer names to the more obscure, vintage Invicta men's wristwatches can add a refined, polished appearance to any wardrobe. Be it a tux and tails or a simple white T-shirt and a pair of jeans, a vintage Invicta watch can define an outfit. Think of the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt set who were known for their superb tastes in wristwatches during their heyday when hobnobbing was certainly the in thing to do.

As for women, such a timepiece may be paired with anything from a floor-length designer ball gown to a sporty pair of shorts and summer blouse. A vintage Invicta watch is also a piece of jewelry that holds it value as well as time and never goes out of style. Pick up any high fashion magazine and you will see one paired with today's clothing on many a model. When you opt for a watch of this caliber, you are indeed investing in something that will bring you much pleasure as well as style.

Whatever you want to wear your watch with, know that it will almost always make a statement that will leave others asking where you got it and where can they get one, too.

When it comes to vintage Invicta watches, one of the most important things one can ask for is age, quality, and whether it is real or fake. Unlike its two other counterparts, vintage Invicta watches are probably one of the most faked luxury items in the world. These fakes can range from poorly done to unidentifiable to the most trained eyeballs.

However, there are stores out there who are professional watch dealers and the cornerstone of those kinds of businesses is always a highly experienced watch maker. This kind of person is someone to look for when it comes to watch identification.

All in all, vintage Invicta watches are definitely in and worth as much as any house or vehicle out there. When trying to buy or sell a vintage Invicta watch, make sure to find a local, trustworthy watch expert to assist in this mighty venture. If you are in Southern California, one of the premier watch experts can be found at Vince's store.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Healthy Living: 3 Steps to Take Today


Healthy Living Step No. 1: Take stock.



Your first step toward healthy living is to get a handle on your health status right now. Here's your to-do list:

Make appointments with your doctor and dentist. 

Catch up on your routine screening and immunizations, and take the opportunity to ask your doctor any questions you might have.
Gauge your girth. Measure your height and weight to check your BMI, and measure your waist circumference to see if you're overweight and if your waistline is putting your health at risk.
Assess your activity. How much physical activity do you get in a typical week? How intense is that activity? How much variety do you get in your activity, and how much do you enjoy it? The CDC recommends that adults get at least two and a half hours per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or one hour and 15 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, plus muscle-strengthening activities at least two days per week.
Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat for a day -- and no fair skipping the items you're embarrassed about. "The idea is to write it down ... without judgment," says Kathianne Sellers Williams, MEd, RD, LD, a nutritionist, wellness coach, and personal trainer with Cafe Physique in Atlanta. "You can't change what you're not aware of or don't acknowledge."
Check your mood and energy. Healthy living includes emotional wellness and adequate rest. How has your mood been lately? Are you experiencing any symptoms of depression or anxiety? Do you usually sleep well for seven to eight hours a night?
Consider your social network. How strong are your connections with family and friends? Are you plugged in with social or spiritual groups that enrich your life? "People have a fundamental need for positive and lasting relationships," C. Nathan DeWall, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky, tells WebMD.

If you're not thrilled with the answers to some of those questions, remember that the point is to figure out where you are today so you can set your healthy living goals. It's not about being "good" or "bad," "right" or "wrong."


Healthy Living Step No. 2: Put out fires.


If you know that you have chronic health problems, whether it's heart disease, diabetes, depression, arthritis, or other conditions, treatment is an obvious priority for healthy living. The same goes for risky behaviors, such as smoking, and addictions of any kind.

Addressing these issues typically isn't a do-it-yourself task. Partner with your doctor. Make the phone call today to schedule that appointment.

Healthy Living Step No. 3 Move more.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

9 Brands With Brilliant Facebook Marketing










There have been a lot of questions about Facebook lately: Are people still using it? Is it on the decline? Can businesses still find it valuable?

With over 1 billion active users, it’s safe to say that Facebook is alive and well.

There are tons of other rising social networks out there, but let’s be honest, Facebook really was the game-changer (sorry Myspace!). While it’s hard to predict the future of Facebook and social media, it remains a major player in social media marketing today.

Facebook appeals to its users because it provides real-time information but with a deeper feel. It may not necessarily break news as fast as Twitter, but when it does it provides greater detail and a platform for discussion.

Facebook takes engagement to a deeper level than other networks can. Since you aren’t limited by character count or to just sharing images, you can really say what you want to say. This key differentiator has kept Facebook as the most widely-used social platform, even as new networks are introduced every day.

With millions of brands on Facebook, how can you make yours to stand out? Below are 9 companies (that you’ve probably all heard of) that take their Facebook marketing to the next level. An important thing to note is that the strategies used by these major players can be used by any company out there. You don’t have to be Nike or Microsoft to be successful.

1) Nike


Number of Likes: 22.6 million


Nike is arguably one of the biggest names out there. They have a marketing budget that a lot of companies can barely begin to fathom. Yet when it comes to their Facebook presence, they don’t over-emphasize the need to buy their products.

Even though Nike is such a household name, they still have competitors. Adidas and Under Armour aren’t just going to sit back and let them maintain the majority of the market share. You would think the competitive nature of the industry would encourage them to step up their promotions.

But they don’t have to. They have established and continue to maintain a strong brand image, which resonates throughout their Facebook page. They have quite possibly the most famous slogan out there, so they grab onto that popularity and incorporate it in their cover photo, photos shared, and through a branded hashtag.

Nike’s Facebook page is a balance of new products, science, charitable initiatives, and encouragement. One way they differentiate themselves from their major competitors is by emphasizing the research and development that goes into every design. Their products are seen as the result of extensive engineering or science experiments, which evoke the idea that these items are cutting-edge and high quality.