Here are some of the more common questions people ask about TMC and our products. Please click on questions for answers:
Who is TMC Power Equipment?
TMC Power Equipment (TMC) is a family owned and operated business that imports and distributes professional-grade blowers, hedge trimmers, line trimmers, and brush cutters. TMC has been supplying power outdoor equipment since 1967 with the majority of its sales concentrated in the highly competitive Southern California region. TMC has gained significant market share in Southern California by providing high quality, high-performance, reliable products and by paying attention to the needs of its dealers and customers.
TMC has been an innovator in the outdoor power equipment industry by constantly monitoring market and legislative trends. Among the "firsts" for TMC include the introduction of the first gasoline-powered blower into the United States and the first to market a commercial grade, zero-emission, ultra-quiet, walk behind battery-powered blower.
What sets TMC equipment apart from the competition?
TMC's products are designed specifically for the professional landscaping, gardening and facilities maintenance industries. TMC understands that these professionals rely on their equipment for their livelihood, so TMC equipment is designed to provide optimal performance with rugged durability.
Among the multitude of features that TMC products offer are the following:
At the heart of all gasoline powered TMC products are commercial grade two-cycle engines that are among the most powerful in their classes. In addition to being powerful engines, these engines are recognized as among the most reliable in the industry. All engines used in TMC Power Equipment are designed with dual piston rings and four bolt cylinder heads for outstanding performance and durability.
All TMC line trimmers and brush cutters include solid steel shafts supported by ball bearings and strategically placed bushings, vibration reducing dampers and grips, metal handles and debris guards, and heavy-duty gears and cutting heads.
The TMC hedge trimmer includes a heavy-duty gear case, one of the most respected in the industry. Attached to the gear case are tempered steel blades that provide maximum sharpness and life and matched upper and lower blade sets that ensure the closest tolerances for increased cutting precision. The TMC hedge trimmer also includes a looped handle with vibration isolating rubber handle mounts that allows it to be used comfortably in multiple positions.
TMC hedge trimmers are designed not only for performance, but also for optimal usability. The forged iron blades used on TMC hedge trimmers reciprocate faster than all other hedge trimmers on the market today, ensuring a precise cut of even the finest materials. These blades are packaged together with ultra-powerful engines into ergonomically correct assemblies that are comfortable, safe, and easy to use.
TMC products are designed for safe, ergonomic usage. All products include vibration-reducing dampers that isolate engine vibrations from the operator. All grips are made of long-lasting rubber and are ribbed for enhanced vibration isolation and ventilation for the operator's hands.
TMC products are designed for easy serviceability. Parts that require routine maintenance such as air filters and spark plugs are generally accessible with the removal of a maximum of one screw. For parts that require regular maintenance, parts such as clutch shoes and spark arrestors, access is generally accomplished through the removal of a maximum of four screws or bolts. The easy serviceability, coupled with TMC's vast network of independent dealers that have access to a large replacement parts inventory and a knowledgeable technical support staff, helps to ensure that your equipment is where it should be, on the job instead of on the bench.
Are TMC products the same as others employing Kawasaki® and Komatsu-Zenoah engines?
No, TMC products are not the same as other manufacturers' that use Kawasaki® and/or Komatsu-Zenoah engines. While other manufacturers may use Kawasaki® and/or Komatsu-Zenoah engines, TMC differentiates itself in the integration of these engines into assemblies that create practical, ergonomic, and durable equipment. This integration knowledge has been gained through selling to and servicing the professional landscaping and gardening industries since 1967.
What is TMC doing to make its products more environmentally friendly?
TMC is committed to preserving the environment and quality of life for this generation as well as those to come. This commitment is shown in the low levels of both air and noise emissions of TMC products.
All gasoline-powered TMC products comply with the stringent C.A.R.B and EPA air quality emissions standards. In addition, TMC products are among the quietest in the industry, with power-to-noise ratios that are among the highest in the industry. With the combination of clean air and low noise emissions together with superior power and reliability, TMC products continue to lead the industry in product performance.
TMC has set the standard for low noise and emission levels with the release of the BPBL24V battery powered blower. This blower is the cleanest commercial blower on the market today, outputting zero-emissions at an ultra-quiet 57dBA - up to three times quieter than any gasoline powered blower today.
How do I become a TMC dealer?
When you partner with TMC, you get more than just professional products. Our staff prides itself on its world-class customer support by providing access to a huge replacement parts inventory, a quarterly newsletter with technical and sales tips, and a technical support staff that can help you through a variety of complex issues.
Joining our team of independent dealers is simple. Click here to provide us with information about you and we will contact you within two business days. You can also call us at (323) 728-7266 from 7AM to 5 PM PST/PDT or send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
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Where is my closest TMC dealer?
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