Dorr Street is where it’s at!!!!

Hello Folks,

Just want to officially announce that all operations are now at our Dorr St. Location. The address is 5310 and 5314 Dorr Street, Toledo Ohio, 43615. This property is just 1/10th a mile WEST of the Dorr St-Reynolds road intersections on the north side of the road.

We now have 4 buildings that line up south to north at our location. That equates to 21,000 sq feet under roof, a absolute necessity for our business to continue to grow.

The first building, 5310 Dorr St, which will be home to our sales department is still under construction. We have had difficulty staying on pace with our remodeling schedule, but hopefully soon, this project will be completed.

The second building going back, 5314 Dorr St is our service and parts building. This will also serve as our sales center until building 1 is completed. So if you need service on a piece of equipment or you are buying, please drive back to the second building and we will take care of your needs there.

We hope you and yours are having a great holiday season. Thank you for your business.

Tom Oswald

Sylvania Mower Center SERVICE & PARTS CENTER

Hi Folks,

Our Holland Sylvania Store, The Sylvania Mower Center has grown to the point where we are just out of room. We had product stored in 3 different locations which created a logistic nightmare especially during our busy season. Our service department melted into our sales and parts department. People were working on top of each other. Our efficiency ratio was dropping, and taking an inventory was next to impossible.


We have been looking for a solution for over a year, and now we are pleased to announce we have opened our second location, The Sylvania Mower Center, 5314 Dorr St, Toledo Ohio 43615.

So briefly, if you want to buy a Toro, Echo, Billy Goat product, visit the Sylvania Mower Center at 3331 N Holland Sylvania Rd.

If you need service or parts,please visit The Sylvania Mower Center at 5314 Dorr St, the second building in the back.

As of now, Dorr Steet location will function as strictly our service and parts department. It will cause an inconvenience from a logistics standpoint because all of our customer functions are not centralized. But the new facility will allow us to repair equipment faster so your turnaround time will be shorter. This is valuable when your grass is growing and your mower is broken. Nick is the service manager, and he is ready to address your needs for parts and service. Please feel free to drop off equipment you need serviced at either location. Upon completion, pick up will be strictly at the Toledo Mower center.

The Holland Sylvania Road Location will remain as our equipment sales center for now. All aspects of buying equipment will be handled by our staff at this location. Toro, Echo, Billy Goat products will be on display for your review. Accessory and finance options will be standard functions at this location. Delivery of you newly purchased equipment will be handled by Dorr Street location.

Contact information will be the same for both locations. The telephone number is (419) 517-8843. Email your questions and concerns to

In conclusion, this move allows us to service you, our customer better. As we grow into different communities, our process will allow us to be the premier sales and service organization for residents in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. It is our pleasure to serve you.

Ethanol, the root of all evil.

Ethanol Root of All Evil

If you are a corn farmer or work for the EPA, please look away now, this article is not for you wonderful people.

For the rest of us, who have suffered through performance problems with our snow, or lawn and garden equipment, I’m here to give you the cure for your woes.

You see brothers and sisters, Ethanol is the root of all evil.

Remember the days when you parked the lawn mower away for the winter with a full tank of gas, gave it one pull in the spring, and off to the lawn mowing races you went, happy that ol Bess is running like a top. Those days are gone my friends. We have to now pay attention to a fuel management program. I know, I know, you’re thinking, not another problem to think about. Hang In There!!!

First a few facts. Because of new EPA emission standard for the small engine industry, new equipment carburetors had to be jetted differently, the openings are smaller if you will. Ethanol is an alcohol and is blended with gas to act as an oxygenator during the fuel burn. Alcohol draws water into the fuel system. Now with water in the fuel system, nice things like corrosion, deterioration of fuel lines or the fuel itself turning into a varnish smelling substance. Now combine this stew with those smaller jets in your carburetor, and whola, your mower or snow blower won’t start. And folks, this can happen in as little as 30 days. No Kidding.

To prevent this $80 repair bill, try these routines on for size.

  • Buy Premium (92 or 93 Octane) gas at the pump. Do Not use 87 Octane gas (Regular).
  • Buy only enough fuel so you have to go to the gas station for more fuel in 30 days.
  • Add a fuel stabilizer to the fuel.
  • Run the piece of equipment out of fuel (Dry) when it is not going to be used for more than 30 days.
  • Buy an ethanol free fuel (Some Marina’s have it at the pump, most dealers have it in quarts) for equipment that is used sparingly. I’m thinking Snow Blowers, Generators, Tillers, ect.
  • Start each equipment season with fresh Gas for that piece of equipment.
  • Commit to the fit.

In conclusion, I’m thinking of that the old saying. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Put a few extra steps in your fuel routine. A one pull start will be music to your ears.

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