MyCountryAcre – How We’re Different

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Do you want a new snow blower? Zero-Turn? Generator? Pressure Washer or some other “tool” for your Home? MyCountryAcre is here to help.

Don’t know where to start? MyCountryAcre will help you decide the best products for you.

[one_third] Fifteen Years Helping You Find The Best Product For You![/one_third] [one_third_last]  Over 20,000 real people come here every day to read over 2,000,000 articles here every month  [/one_third_last]

Hi, I’m Paul Sikkema

Yes, my articles are called reviews but my goal is not to tell you which product is the best, but help you decide which product is the best for you.  Yes, I have my own opinions, but it is not my intent to sell you MY choice.  It is my intent to show you the features and help you select the best machine for you.

I know if you are reading this you are an informed consumer. Someone who wants to know everything you can about the product you intend to buy before you purchase it.

You work hard for your money. Retailers, discount stores, and dealers work equally hard to separate you from it. Retail and discount stores are shouting “lowest price,” others “best value.”  Dealers are shouting, “I only sell the best.” Being a savvy consumer means looking beyond the sales pitch and assessing the true value of a product. It means deciding the best for you.

MyCountryAcre is Different: Like you, I read all the reviews and advertising on the web. But, I don’t trust everything I read.  Like you, I know that the advertising is intended to get you to buy THEIR product. It is still up to you and me to decide if the price asked is worth it. Like you, I read the reviews and know that not all of the reviews are fair or accurate. Many reviews and discussions only focus on problems. Some reviews are biased because the writer likes one brand over another. Some reviewers are actually “paid” to write glowing reviews of a product.

How MyCountryAcre is Different: My goal is to help you find the best product for you.  For example, All of the snow blower manufacturers and snow blower brands sell many different types of snow blowers at many different price points. My goal is to guide you through the 100’s of snow blowers and help you decide for yourself which is the best for you.

Why You Can Trust the Reviews At MyCountryAcre?

I do things differently than other review sites and publications. For example, I feel that there are no “best” snow blowers. I feel that each manufacture makes a model that is right for you and I want to help you find the one that’s just right. I want all the manufactures to tell me as much as possible about their machines (the features) and the new owner they intend the machines for (the marketing). Why? First, Because “independent” reviews can easily be skewed by the experience of the reviewer and I have found that the editorial staff of most publications has never actually used a snow blower. They are so intent on getting an article to fit on a given page that they cut out important information. Second, I am the only one doing the reviews. I don’t have a “staff” of editors. I don’t have a bunch of “interns” who have never seen a snow blower making lists. Third, I don’t have the time to “test” every snow blower on the market. There are not that many changes to snow blowers from year to year.

I’m not a professional writer: Yes, you are going to find grammatical mistakes and misspellings in these articles. I try to write the same way as I talk. If you don’t understand what I am writing feel free to ask a question in the comment section after each review. My goal is to help you find the best snow blower for you.

I own this website: There is no huge corporation feeding money, resources, and opinions into my reviews. I write at my own pace. I don’t have a boss or an editorial staff telling me who should get the best ratings. I am not a dealer for any of these brands so my ratings are not biassed towards one brand or another. My ratings are based on what I know and what you tell me. I know a lot about snow blowers and I can wade through all of the sales pitches and engineering magic to help you find the best snow blower for you.

I test these snow blowers: I have new Toro, Husqvarna, and Ariens snow blowers in my shop right now. My neighbors and friends have Cub Cadet, Yard Machines, Simplicity, and Toro snow blowers that they let me use for comparisons. I know what works and will tell you what doesn’t. I test it on real snow, not sawdust or chocolate pudding. OK, Someday I’ll tell you how far one will throw walnuts.

I’ve spent years owning, using, and repairing snowblowers, snow throwers, snowthrowers, and snow blowers.   I have used them for personal use, for my lawn care company, and worked on other owner’s machines.  I have owned snowblowers from the Toro Power Shovel to the Jacobson Turf-Cat hydraulic Drive.  My father & I even toyed around with putting a snowblower on a New Idea Uni-Harvester.  I know what worked and what didn’t for me.

I’ve also spent years listening to my mechanics and store owners brag, complain, and suggest which is the best and the worst snow throwers.

I talk directly to all the snow blower manufactures and brands. Husqvarna, Ariens, Briggs & Stratton, Toro, MTD, Craftsman, Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Yard Machines, Power Smart, and a dozen other smaller brands. I communicate with them by email, telephone, and in person. I talk to department heads, vice presidents, advertising agencies, and even to the supervisors on the assembly line. (I keep records of every person I talk with)

All the brands let me in on what’s new for the season and help me to understand the differences in their products.

My reviews are just that, an opinion.  My real goal here is not to tell you what I think is the best snow blower… goal is to help you select the best snowblower for you!

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