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Unread 06-03-2015, 09:30 PM
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Any body else out there having problems getting mowers from your suppliers? This is the second year in a row that we cannot get product mid-season from Cub Cadet. Last year, it was the warehouse fire that burned up all their pre-season inventory. This year, they say that their sales are so much higher than their projections, they can't keep up. Very frustrating.
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Unread 09-26-2015, 05:20 PM
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Shortages were bad all season long. Bad Boy managed them better than most, probably because they sell so many Kohler models.
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Unread 03-29-2016, 10:18 PM
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Here it is March 2016, and we can't get mowers from Cub again. This early in the season, no one should be out of product. If they can't make projections any more accurately than this, they need to talk to the dealers. We have to estimate how many we will sell many months in advance, and also have to inventory at least half a season's worth of mowers. Manufacturers seem to be afraid of having inventory, I'm afraid of running out.
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Here it is March 2016, and we can't get mowers from Cub again. This early in the season, no one should be out of product. If they can't make projections any more accurately than this, they need to talk to the dealers. We have to estimate how many we will sell many months in advance, and also have to inventory at least half a season's worth of mowers. Manufacturers seem to be afraid of having inventory, I'm afraid of running out.
Contact your local Tractor Supply type store, or whichever big box sells them where you are, bet they don't have the same issue!?
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Unread 04-11-2016, 05:59 PM
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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.
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Unread 04-16-2016, 09:51 AM
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Yeah, seems like they have plenty of the low end product, which we don't carry. We decided long ago to leave that market to the box stores and focus on the mid-market and up. We hit the same thing several years ago with Husqvarna rotary tillers; turned out that Sears was getting all the production and dealers were left out.
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