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The FREE Mobile App Every John Deere Owner Needs

Ever wanted to get more acquainted with the in’s-and-outs of your John Deere mower? Well, we’ve got the app for you. The John Deere Mower Plus app available on both the Google Play store and the Apple App Store allows you to get the most out of your mower with tools such as mower mapping/tracking, local weather forecasts, service alerts, task history, and much, much more. Below we’ll go over the top five features you’ll find on the John Deere Mower Plus app when you download it today...

How to Install a Deluxe Canopy with Fan onto a John Deere Z735M Zero-Turn Mower

Let’s face it. Mowing can be brutal when the hot summer sun is beating down on you all day, even on a machine as easy to use as a John Deere zero-turn mower. When you’re out in the heat, any relief is welcome. If this sounds familiar, we’ve got the perfect attachment for you. The John Deere Deluxe Canopy comes with a built-in fan to cool you off and a sunshade to protect you from those harsh UV rays. Keep reading and we’ll tell you how can install it onto your John Deere Z735M and where you can pick one up today.

Do You Need a Torque Wrench?

Ever asked yourself, “Do I really need a torque wrench?” Well, do you own equipment of any size that requires annual maintenance? Are you a do-it-yourselfer? If that sounds like you, keep reading to find out why the answer is a definite YES. Most torque wrenches you’ll find will look similar to a standard ratchet just different in size. They will feature an on/off switch and the ability to change the amount of torque you need depending on the job at hand. The one shown below is a more straightforward design and is relatively simple to use and will easily allow you to adjust the foot-pound level to get the exact amount of torque needed. For more detailed information on how to use a torque wrench on your machine, check out our video here. Torque wrenches come in various types and sizes ranging from digital to more analog in nature, and the one you choose will depend on your machine, preference, and what job you’re undertaking. We know the long list of available options can be a bit intimidating when you’re shopping for the first time, so we recommend always referencing your machine’s owner’s manual to find the exact torque specs for each job. We’ve compiled a list of a few common jobs where a torque wrench would be necessary...

Electra Memorial Hospital

What's the COVID-19 Risk of Common Summertime Activities in Texoma?

As summer shines brightly in Texas, fears caused by the coronavirus remain, which might mean your family is wondering about the safety of common summertime activities in Texoma. While Electra Hospital District emphasizes that social distancing is important and a new mask mandate was recently released in Wichita County, many events and recreational activities in the area are slowly opening back up to the public. Local waterparks, farmers markets, and other outdoor activities are attractive to families that are more ready than ever to get out of the house and have a little summer fun. While this summer is certainly different from what we normally experience in Texoma, the good news is there are many summer activities that remain quite safe with a little advance planning.

Tackling COVID-19 Myths

After the state of Texas opened up, relaxed its COVID-19 restrictions, and more people started venturing out, the number of community-spread cases began escalating both in Texoma and statewide. Due to this recent escalation and the still-present threat of COVID-19, Electra Hospital District is urging people to continue wearing their masks and following all virus safety recommendations offered by the CDC and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

How to Make and Use Your Own Hand Sanitizer at Home

These days, everyone is rightfully concerned about COVID-19 and the spread of the virus. Keeping your hands clean and sanitized is, at the least, an expected courtesy and, at the most, a necessity. As many homeowners have scrambled to stock up on hand sanitizer to help protect against the virus, many may have found commercial hand sanitizers difficult to find. In response to this, some began making their own hand sanitizers at home. While washing your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds is the best defense against the spread of viruses like COVID-19, using hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol content is the next best choice.

Electra Hospital District on UV Safety Month

July is National UV Safety Month, making it the perfect time for the Electra Hospital District to help raise awareness of the risks of sun damage and spread the message of sun safety. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can be very damaging to our skin and overall health. Valerie Pinson, nurse practitioner with Park Clinic, a division of EHD in Iowa Park, Texas, says that the sun emits many different types of light wavelengths, many of which can be very damaging to the skin.