Originally Posted by TPendagast
World lawn bought the Encore manufacturing facility to better mass produce their mowers. But kept the encore company intact.
They are cheap because they are older tech, not because they are built like junk.
World Lawn has brand new manufacturing facilities in China, they don't need Encore's old manufacturing facilities. World Lawn bought Encore so they could sell their Chinese manufactured mowers with an American name on them.
They are cheap because it costs them considerably less to manufacture the mowers in China then it does to manufacture them here.