Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wanted to share some information from our Friends at NAPA Know How.

From our Friends at Napa Air tools vs electric tools: what are the pros & cons of each?

Tool Guide: Air Tools vs Electric Tools

The first power tool was invented in 1895, a massive 16.5-pound electric drill designed by German engineering company C&E Fein. Underpowered and unwieldy, it started a revolution in power tools, and a century later, what is available is extensive and varied.
When choosing between air tools vs electric tools, it can be hard to figure out what’s going to work best for you and your project. For the purposes of this discussion, the electric tools are the battery-powered type, not the corded type.
Let’s consider a couple of average 1/2″ drive impact wrenches, how do they stack up?
Air Tools vs Electric Tools: Pros & Cons
Air Tool
Electric Tool
PowerUp to 950 lb•ft max working torque, 1,295 lb•ft breakaway torque.Up to 700 lb•ft working torque, 1,200 lb•ft breakaway torque.
WeightAbout 4.5 lb, not including air-hose weight.Around 7.2 lb, about 40% heavier. Could get tiring to use long-term.
SizeUsually about 7″ x 10″ not including hoses and fittings. Swivel joints can help, but they also can reduce power output.Usually about 8.8″ x 10.7″ longer head makes some cramped locations difficult to access.
PortabilityYou are limited by the length of your air hose. Longer hoses increase reach, but also reduce power.No limitations. You can take it anywhere, even to the driveway, parking lot or down the road.
Expense (MSRP)About $70 less, but doesn’t include hundreds of dollars in quality air hoses and an air compressor.About $50 more, which includes a couple of batteries and a charging station. No need to buy hoses or an air compressor.
CleanlinessAir hoses drag on the ground, and if you drag it over your hood or inside the car, it will leave marks.Unless the tool is left on the ground, it will stay relatively clean. It won’t leave any “footprints” in your car.
LongevityYou can rebuild your impact wrench every few years (either from a service or DIY). Don’t forget to regularly oil the air motor for max power and max life.Some shy away from rechargeable batteries, but we’ve seen new Li-ion and NiCad rechargeable batteries last over five years. Always keep them fully charged.
ConvenienceAir compressor is always on. As long as you have a big enough tank, you have unlimited power.Batteries only last so long, so you may have to switch them out when they are exhausted. With constant use, you may have to wait for a battery to charge. Just always have two in chargers ready to go.
Final Thoughts
Depending on your needs, you may want both air and electric tools. In the end, it all depends on how and how often use you plan on using your tools. If you know you’ll never use your power tools outside the garage, and you have plenty of use for other air tools, buying a compressor is a good investment.
If you need to take your tools with you, battery-powered tools are more portable and battery packs are interchangeable. Some electric tools are absolutely indispensable, like small 1/4″ or hex impact wrenches, which are so powerful, compact and versatile you can use them for issues in the car, tractor, ATV, home, garage and yard. Plus, you don’t have to drag an air hose all over the place.
For more information on deciding between air tools vs electric tools, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.  Or Surry Equipment.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Shared information from our friends at NAPA /2 Stroke vs 4 Stroke: Avoid Ethanol in Small Engines

We found this information to be very helpful and wanted to share with our customers.

Thank you NAPA for quality information.

2 Stroke vs 4 Stroke: Avoid Ethanol in Small Engines

Understanding the differences between 2 stroke vs 4 stroke engines can play an important role in getting maximum performance and lifespan out of your small engines.


At its core, the key design concept of a 2 stroke engine is that the piston only moves up and down once during a power cycle, with the exhaust and the intake steps occurring simultaneously. A 4 stroke engine, however, sends the piston up and down twice during the power cycle in order to split apart the exhaust gas venting and air, and fuel intake process.
The 2 stroke designs are simpler, which means once you introduce additives like ethanol into gasoline it’s much harder to fine-tune the combustion process like you can in a more complex 4 stroke automobile engine. As a result, ethanol does untold damage each and every year to thousands of small engines in chainsaws, lawn mowers and leaf blowers across the country.

What Kind Of Damage Does Ethanol Do?

As explained above, 2 stroke vs 4 stroke engines don’t offer the same level of precision when it comes to spark plug firing and air/fuel ratio mixture. These types of engines also require a specific ratio, mixing gasoline and oil together in order to stay properly lubricated.
Ethanol is a type of alcohol that can be burned as a fuel, and it is often mixed in with traditional gasoline in concentrations typically approaching 10 percent. In some cases, however, particularly in the Midwest, it’s possible to get much more concentrated ethanol mixtures, surpassing 15 percent and even 20 percent. At this level, the amount of ethanol in fuel can have a damaging effect on 2 stroke engine components.
Since the fuel burn is less precise in 2 stroke vs 4 stroke engines and cannot be adjusted via computer controls, ethanol-heavy gasoline can leave significantly more deposits behind inside a cylinder after it is ignited. When acting as a solvent, like any alcohol, ethanol in gasoline also runs the risk of breaking down engine sludge and sending it through the fueling system, where it can clog injectors and ports. That same solvent behavior also attacks plastic and rubber components, causing them to dissolve over time (especially on older engine designs). Finally, ethanol also attracts water, which means ethanol blended fuel can introduce moisture into a engine and lead to corrosion of the metallic surfaces inside the cylinder as well as in fuel lines and the fuel tank.

How Can You Avoid Ethanol Damage?

The easiest way to prevent ethanol damage is to simply avoid gasoline that contains an ethanol mixture. Always check at the pump to make sure that the fuel you are using is ethanol-free, or at the very least, contains 10 percent ethanol or less (the maximum safe ratio for newer 2 stroke engines). If you can’t find ethanol-free fuel at your local gas station, then you can always check your local NAPA Auto Parts store for a canister of ethanol-free, pre-mixed small engine fuel.
For more information on 2 stroke vs 4 stroke engine maintenance, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.
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Friday, July 8, 2016

All Products with flexible oil drain hose. Information Bulletin

We are providing this information to our valued customers.  We are getting some customers with questions on the correct way to change the oil, or issues of oil loss after change.  Hope this helps.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Winter will be here before you know it. ARE YOU READY?

With winter weather closing in, the last thing you want to think about is being stranded on the side of the road. There are things you can do now to avoid car related trouble down the road.
Here are three steps to ready your car for winter:

1. Check the battery. When the weather gets cold, your battery will face additional strain. When was the last time you had your battery and charging system checked? Don’t overlook the importance of this step.  Bring it in to one of our Technicians at Surry Equipment and we will take care of it for you.

2. Flush and add new antifreeze. If you did this within the past 12 months, you don’t have to do so again. However, if you can’t remember the last time your antifreeze was changed, schedule an appointment for this to be completed at Surry Equipment.

3. Inspect your tires. The winter months can bring quite a bit of precipitation, including  rain, sleet, ice, and snow. It is imperative that your tires are in condition to deal with every type of road condition.
Tip: in addition to inspecting tire tread depth, your tire pressure should be checked every week or so.

Just the same as fall driving, there are dangers associated with hitting the road during the winter months.

Now is the time to ready your car for winter. You don’t want to wait until it is too late!

Check out our Winter Maintenance Special Running now!

Contact Justin or Herb to make your Appointment today.  

Hope everyone has a safe Winter Season.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

We Sell The Best and Service The Rest! 
We here at Surry Equipment are proud of our many product lines and we stand behind them 100 percent.  For every product we sell, there is a certified mechanic to service it.  Even if we don't sell it, we can service it. Even the latest Computer Controlled Tractors.
We perform State Inspections and vehicle maintenance. While Getting your car serviced we are now doing a 30 point courtesy check on all vehicle’s.  The service department has special offers on brake services, tire change specials, air conditioning recharge packages, and so much more.  Offering  Front End Alignments on our New State of the Art Alignment Machine. Give Jack a call and set up your appointment today.

We also have an extensive stock of parts and accessories to choose from.  With thousands of parts in stock, we are bound to have what you are looking for and if we don't, we can get it quickly.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Equipment Sales

We would like to thank our Loyal Customers.  Has been a productive week for our New Holland sales department.  David has been busy, we sold two Boomer 24 Tractors w/ Loaders, and one Workmaster 40.  Again we would like to thank our customers for their continued support.   Don't for get to check out the specials we have running on our website,