Originally Posted by ProStreetCamaro
Why? For example. Do you really think it costs manufacturers 8K to 9K to build a top of the line 60" mower so it can then be sold for $11K+? Hell no it doesn't. You are getting in to small car price territory and these mowers are nothing more than some chunks of steel welded together with a small engine and small hydros. Cars are far more complex yet a top of the line 60"+ mower costs almost as much? These manufacturers are raking in the money and laughing all the way to the bank.
P.S. I have never seen a bad boy mower other than the steaming pile of homeowner crap they sell at tractor supply. There are no dealers around here at all.
Why is a scag TT with a vanguard 10k and one with a liquid cooled kawasaki 14k? Both engines are in the same price range. Hype
Bad boy probably has less mark up combined with some corners cut. They will never have a rep like toro or deere but they will always have a customer base due to price.