Best Practices When Using and Storing a Brill Battery

Charging Times: Charging time for the Brill Battery will vary depending on how depleted the battery pack is when you start to charge. The Brill charger is a simple transformer with a stated voltage output of 24V DC at 250 milliamperes (mA) current. Therefore a 2200mAh battery would take roughly 8.5 hours to fully charge if it were fully depleted when charging began. Similarly, a 3000mAh battery would take roughly 12 hours with similar conditions. Leaving the battery pack connected to the charger for a longer period of time won’t necessarily damage the pack if it is under 36-48 hours but they shouldn’t be left connected indefinitely either. Rebuilt batteries are Nickel Metal Hydride.

Full Depleted or Not: The Brill battery does not need to be fully depleted before charging but do keep in mind the charge time will be shorter and therefore should be connected to the charger for a shorter period of time. That being said it is a good idea to fully discharge then charge the Brill battery pack 3-4 times when first purchased. This will help achieve a full capacity for the pack.

On Memory: Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMh) battery packs do not suffer from “memory” effect like NiCd batteries do. Charging a NiMh pack at various stages of discharge will have no long term effect on the packs overall capacity. NiMh battery packs, similar to NiCd, are rated for 500-600 full discharge/charge cycles over their lifetime. In reality the number of cycles is longer since most packs are not fully discharged before being charged again.

Charge Every Two Months When Idle:
NiMh packs have a somewhat higher self-discharge rate than NiCd. Therefore it is good practice to charge an idle pack every two months or so. Storing the pack in a cold environment will help slow their discharge too.


Top 4 Push Reel Mowers

The Top Four: The top four push reel mowers are the Brill, Fiskars, NaturCut, and Silent Cut. One of these four will suit your mowing needs with a lawn of 10,000 square feet or less. The Brill mowers are the lightest and smallest mowers. The Fiskars Momentum weighs about 42 lbs but cuts right to the edge of the mower. The NaturCut are the second lightest mowers and cut from .6″ to 3.5″. The Silent Cut push reel mowers cut the best of all and weigh between 38 and 45 lbs depending on the model.

The Silent Cut Mower

Mowing Habits: Your mowing habits will determine which mower is best for you as well as the type of grass you have. For those mowing Bermuda or Zoysia, one of the Silent Cut models will work best for you. This is because it has six reel blades necessary for cutting Bermuda or Zoysia. If you will mow regularly when the grass reaches 3″ high, the Brills would be a good choice. Brill mowers can cut up to 1.8″. If you want to cut higher, the NaturCut offer a wide range of cutting heights. And the Fiskars does as well, cutting from 1″ to 4″.

Brill Razorcut

Check These Out: So when you are considering a reel mower, check these four out. Happy reel mowing!

Insinkerator Waste Pulper Decreased Food Waste by 80%! A Big Deal!

Hard Rock Cafe at Yankee Stadium: Last spring my team visited the Hard Rock Cafe to see their Insinkerator Waste Pulper in action. A Waste Pulper is a machine which decreases food waste by as much as 85%. Check this video out!

15 Gallons of Salad Waste: The chef had saved 15 gallons of salad waste for the demonstration. He dumped the food waste into the Insinkerator and the waste pulper began to whir. Within a matter of seconds small particles, about a 1/4″ by 1/4″ started being collected in the 5 gallon drum at our feet.

15 Gallons to 2.5 Gallons: After a few minutes all the food waste had gone through and was turned into just 2.5 gallons! Fantastic and so easy. The kitchen staff could not have been more thrilled with their Insinkerator. Rather than throwing 100 bags into the trash, they only throw 20 bags.

Hospitals, Food Establishments, Universities, Government Agencies: Just think what an impact this machine can make. Imagine if all of our hospitals, food establishments, universities, and government agencies had Insinkerator Waste Pulpers. We could reduce our food waste by 80%

International Orders for Hudson Star Mowers

This year we have had more and more international orders for the excellent Hudson Star Classic Greensmowers. This year we have shipped to Malaysia, Brunei, Australia, and Canada. Just last month we shipped to Poland. We have found a fast shipping service which gets the product to the consumer in less than a week for a discounted price.

The Hudson Star Signature Greensmowers are extremely well made here in Indiana. Usually it takes about a week to assemble and to be shipped. Presently there is not an electric version so we rely on our manual version. For those who have putting greens, croquet courts, or tennis courts. These are machines for you.


The InSinkErator: The InSinkErator waste pulper can reduce your food waste by up to 80%. The InSinkErator reduces all food waste including paper products. InSinkErator Waste Xpress® pulper systems can efficiently process food wastes without special materials. Liquid and solid waste — including food scraps, placemats, napkins and straws — can be reduced by up to 80% of its original volume.

Great for Dining Halls: Whether you are a college, university, school, military or government institution, your dining hall should have a waste pulper. If you are putting 100 bags of food waste in the landfill, with the InSinkErator you would only be sending 25% to the landfill. Depending on how much you are paying for the waste disposal, the InSinkErator will pay for itself and save you money. For more information call 978 884 8156.

The Silent Cut Is The Mower For Institutions And Commercial Use

The Silent Cut has proven to be the best mower for institutions like schools, universities, and prisons. As more and more start-up green landscaping business get going, the Silent Cut tends to be the mower of choice as well. Recently we had a start-up green landscaping business look into ordering twenty Silent Cut Reel Mowers

The Silent Cut Mower


What makes the Silent Cut special is the mechanics of its wheel to blade configuration. It is a very detailed machine and often takes some tinkering to get it adjusted properly. Once it is adjusted it is a dream to use. Even though it is heavy, it seems to push more easily than any other mower I have tried, including the Brill, Fiskars, and NaturCut reel mowers. It is no wonder that this is the mower that is selected for commercial use.

The Year Of The Sno Wolf

This is the year of the Sno Wolf: The new, improved Sno Wolf is ready. Be prepared for the snow storms, get yourself a Sno Wolf. A great investment while saving yourself back pain.

Clears away snow 3x FASTER than a snow shovel and is an economical, eco-friendly alternative to snow plows.

The Improved

Clears away snow 3x FASTER than a snow shovel and is an economical, eco-friendly alternative to snow plows.

: This year’s new and improved Sno Wolf is lighter, easier to assemble, yet retains all the features of the previous Snow Wovel.