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6-POINT INSPECTION FOR STORING YOUR SNOWPLOW FOR THE SEASON
How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Snow Removal Tips and Tricks
March 1, 2021

Whether you are a lone snowplow driver or in charge of a fleet of vehicles, The ROP Shop understands the importance of maintenance. If your business utilizes a snowplow seasonally, there is a checklist to follow at the end of the season when storing the plow away.

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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Power Sport, ATV, UTV, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and Off-Roading Snow Removal Tips and Tricks Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
June 10, 2020
HOW-TO TROUBLESHOOT A FUEL SUPPLY / SYSTEM AND CARBURETOR PROBLEMS

When you go to start any small engine or motor, you expect it to start, and hopefully start after the first try. However, issues within the fuel system or fuel supply, as well as trouble in the carburetor can delay getting a task completed. The ROP Shop's Rugged U has several How-To tips for troubleshooting your problem.

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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Power Sport, ATV, UTV, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and Off-Roading
May 9, 2020
5 SIMPLE TOWING TIPS FOR THE AVERAGE JOE

Regardless of why drivers tow, it's important to keep certain things in mind before hitching up, especially for those drivers will little or no experience towing. Rugged U can help you out.

A man holding a pressure washer pump to be replaced on his pressure washer. A man holding a pressure washer pump to be replaced on his pressure washer.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Pressure Power Washer and Pump Maintenance
April 27, 2020
5 PRESSURE WASHER TIPS, TRICKS, AND TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Living in uncertain times causes many to find more economical ways to deal with run down or broken pressure washer pump or equipment. First, a consumer will usually try to just deal with inconvenience or Jerry-rig the problem. This can either be frustrating, time-consuming, or lead to sometimes more costly or dangerous. The ROP Shop's Rugged U can help you with the common problems associated with power washers, lances, tips, guns, hoses, and pumps.

Tree ready to be planted by caring people. Tree ready to be planted by caring people.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
April 10, 2020
PRINTABLE TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING AND WATERING GUIDE

We tapped into the professional minds at Outdoor Concepts to get the best practices for watering and planting a new tree or shrub. This helpful information sheet is printable and can be used over and over. The ROP Shop's Rugged U blog can help you out.

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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
April 3, 2020
PRINTABLE STORM PREPARATION INFORMATION SHEET

Whether it be a tornado, hurricane, hail, or something else, storm season is always a scary thing to face if you are not prepared. The ROP Shop has a quick and printable information sheet to help you ensure you are prepared for the damage and cleanup that comes afterward. The ROP Shop's Rugged U blog can help you out.

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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
March 28, 2020
PRINTABLE GRANULAR FERTILIZER PROGRAM SHEET

Our friends at Outdoor Concepts shared their fertilizer recommendations so that we could share them with you. Take a look and see if this printable granule fertilizer sheet can give you a greener lawn. The ROP Shop's Rugged U blog can help you out.

A family rides ATVs down a dirt path through the woods. A family rides ATVs down a dirt path through the woods.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Power Sport, ATV, UTV, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and Off-Roading
March 13, 2020
PREP YOUR ATV AND UTV FOR THE SEASON

Many take to the trails on the back of their favorite ‘toys’ that have been gathering dust in the garage all winter long. Before you head out on a dusty...or muddy trail, be sure to give your ATV, UTV or dirt bike a good inspection. Failing to replace worn or faulty parts, could lead to bigger problems down the road. The ROP Shop's Rugged U can help you out.

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Snow Removal Tips and Tricks Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
March 7, 2020
5-POINT PRINTABLE SNOWBLOWER OR SNOW THROWER END OF SEASON CHECKLIST

When the last snowflake has fallen and you are ready to retire your snowblower or snow thrower to its storage place for the season this spring, do it the right way. To increase the life expectancy of your outdoor power equipment, follow these simple guidelines to protect both the body and the motor. You may only use it for a few months out of the year, but failing to prepare for storage and the next season can be a costly mistake. The ROP Shop's Rugged U blog can help you out.

A wall in a garage with tools hanging up. A wall in a garage with tools hanging up.
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How-To Installation Product & Troubleshooting Problems Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
February 25, 2020
MAKE SPRING GARAGE ORGANIZATION GO SMOOTHLY

Garages tend to fall victim to disorganization during the winter when homeowners want to hurry inside and get some respite from the cold. As a result, many homeowners resolve to clean their garages come springtime. Though spring cleaning is a regular pastime, it isn't always one that people look forward to. The ROP Shop's Rugged U can help you out.

A man riding a snowmobile through the snow. A man riding a snowmobile through the snow.
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Power Sport, ATV, UTV, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes, and Off-Roading
January 24, 2020
HOW TO PREP YOUR SNOWMOBILE AND NOT END UP FACE FIRST IN A SNOWDRIFT

From recreation to transportation, there are a lot of people out there riding a lot of snowmobiles. Safety is important to keep in mind when dealing with any sort of heavy machinery, from what you wear to how you ride, and at The ROP Shop we like to remind people that proper maintenance is a big part of that as well. Here are some specific things you can do to make sure you have fun, accident free outings on your snowmobile. The ROP Shop's Rugged U blog can help you out.

A man clearing a path through snow with his snowthrower. A man clearing a path through snow with his snowthrower.
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Snow Removal Tips and Tricks Home, Lawn and Outdoor Power Equipment Tips and Tricks
January 15, 2020
A RUGGED SNOWBLOWER'S PRESEASON CHECKLIST

Whether you have a Snowblower or a Snow thrower, it is vital to keep it running in peak condition. Rugged U has provided a checklist of things to check and consider when maintaining your power equipment or replacing parts that tend to wear over the season.

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