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Forum: Equipment / Products 06-21-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 24,895
Posted By mowingman
https://www.google.com/amp/ksn.com/2017/06/21/hess...

https://www.google.com/amp/ksn.com/2017/06/21/hesstons-excel-industries-to-layoff-employees/amp/

Ok, see, I told you, but you did not believe me.
Forum: Sales Department 04-11-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,434
Posted By mowingman
Our local Lowes, Tractor Supply, and Home Depot,...

Our local Lowes, Tractor Supply, and Home Depot, all have dozens of ZTR's, tractors, and push mowers setting in front of their stores. You are correct, no shortage there.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 12-01-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,388
Posted By mowingman
I think Briggs only has the right to use the...

I think Briggs only has the right to use the Allis Chalmers name on garden tractors. As I recall, Agco owns the rights to the Allis Chalmers farm equipment line. Agco bought out Deutz Allis, and at...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 11-26-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,388
Posted By mowingman
Snapper, Altoz, Country Clipper, Landpride, Bush...

Snapper, Altoz, Country Clipper, Landpride, Bush Hog (ZTR's), Woods(ZTR's), Shindy, Tanaka.
Now for the big one: Hustler, due to poor quality dealer network, performance and warranty issues with...
Forum: Service Department 11-15-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,650
Posted By mowingman
They have a service shop listed here in town,...

They have a service shop listed here in town, that has been out of business since 2004.
Forum: Equipment / Products 08-15-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,108
Posted By mowingman
I don't think they ever had many plans for Dixon...

I don't think they ever had many plans for Dixon to start with. Dixon was just a so so line of machines with a very poor dealer network and low sales volume. In fact, as I recall, Dixon was in...
Forum: Equipment / Products 03-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 24,895
Posted By mowingman
Hustler has been struggling financially for a...

Hustler has been struggling financially for a long time. A number of years ago, they tried to sell off the company. I personally talked to a "wheel" with a competing ZTR manufacturer, who toured the...
Forum: Equipment / Products 03-13-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,517
Posted By mowingman
EWI bought out YBravo

Anyone else heard about Engine Warehouse,(EWI), of Houston, buying out the YBravo mower company?? As I understand it, mowers and parts are no longer available online as they were before. EWI is...
Forum: Sales Department 02-27-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,508
Posted By mowingman
Gravely rep. for Texas passed away

I thought some of the Texas guys on here might want to know that Clint Harrison passed away from cancer. He was our Gravely rep. here in Texas.
He was a fairly young man.
Clint helped us get...
Forum: Equipment / Products 02-07-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,662
Posted By mowingman
I am pretty sure they got DC for next to nothing....

I am pretty sure they got DC for next to nothing. I heard DC was in deep financial trouble. DC "WAS" a well respected and widely available brand. now, their dealer network is in shambles, mower...
Forum: Service Department 01-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,870
Posted By mowingman
I have always had good luck with "Simple...

I have always had good luck with "Simple Green". I sray it on full strength, then use a wet, kind of soft, brush, or wet rag, to scrub off the deck. This stuff really seems to turn the old...
Forum: Equipment / Products 10-28-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,286
Posted By mowingman
Yep, just what we need, ANOTHER brand of ZTR in...

Yep, just what we need, ANOTHER brand of ZTR in the marketplace.
I'll give them 2 years max, before they disappear.
Anyone here going to jump on the bandwagon and become a dealer real soon??
Forum: Equipment / Products 04-14-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,466
Posted By mowingman
The Walmart down the street from my house has...

The Walmart down the street from my house has very few mowers displayed this year. There is one Murray Rider, and 3 cheap 21" walkbehinds, that's it. No tractors or ZTR's of any kind.
Forum: Equipment / Products 12-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,893
Posted By mowingman
This shows a couple of things in my mind. Ariens...

This shows a couple of things in my mind. Ariens was making a very nice line of stand-on units for Deere. Now Deere moves over to Wright. What gives. I think the below listed items apply here:
1....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 11-30-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,270
Posted By mowingman
Hope you enjoy your retirement. I know I am...

Hope you enjoy your retirement. I know I am enjoying mine.
Remember the old saying about the 2 best days of a man's life, and how it refers to owning a boat???
Maybe we could change that: "The two...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 08-09-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,866
Posted By mowingman
Lost a big dealer here today due to a big fire

Today, a local dealership was destroyed by fire. The dealer is in Keller, Tx. Not sure if anyone from there is on this forum. It used to be called Keller Feed Store. I think it is now known as Keller...
Forum: Pictures of Your Business 08-05-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,725
Posted By mowingman
I think the lower one is easier to read and...

I think the lower one is easier to read and presents the info more clearly. I like that the phone no. is up high and I like all the brands lined up along the bottom.
As far as the side of the truck...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions 06-23-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,991
Posted By mowingman
I am not complaining, as I really appreciate the...

I am not complaining, as I really appreciate the fact that this site is available and FREE. However, I will verify that this site was down for just about a week. At least, when I tried to bring it up...
Forum: Equipment / Products 06-21-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,154
Posted By mowingman
Grasshopper sells direct in many parts of the...

Grasshopper sells direct in many parts of the country. Gravely sells direct also. I used to sell both brands, and liked the fact that there was no distributor to deal with.
Jeff
Forum: Equipment / Products 03-08-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,578
Posted By mowingman
They were selling direct to dealers in most parts...

They were selling direct to dealers in most parts of the country, as they did not have many distributors yet. I bet you can set up direct if you call them. The national headquarters/warehouse, is...
Forum: Equipment / Products 11-01-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,880
Posted By mowingman
In their info on the commercial model they state...

In their info on the commercial model they state battery packs are extra added to the basic machine cost. You can buy however many you think you need. The packs cost from $1000 - $6000, depending on...
Forum: Equipment / Products 09-06-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,440
Posted By mowingman
confused about Generac small, portable generators. Need info.

Some years back, B&S took over the rights to make and sell the small portable Generators sold under the Generac name. It seems, Generac wanted to shed this part of it's product line. Generally, the...
Forum: Equipment / Products 08-11-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,868
Posted By mowingman
It has been 3.5 years since I sold my store....

It has been 3.5 years since I sold my store. However, Gravely/Ariens were great folks to deal with. They have a lot of machines to pick from at about any price point in the Ariens line. The Gravely...
Forum: Sales Department 08-10-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,154
Posted By mowingman
Bush Hog went bankrupt and shut down, one or two...

Bush Hog went bankrupt and shut down, one or two years ago. Alamo Group took over what was left, and restarted production. As far as I know, they are still the owners of Bush Hog.
Forum: Tips and Hints 07-25-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,827
Posted By mowingman
It is summers like this one, that make me really...

It is summers like this one, that make me really glad I sold my lawn equip. store and retired from retail. I feel for you guys in the drought areas, who have big inventories on hand.
Jeff
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