Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-30-2012, 08:19 AM
jweiner's Avatar
jweiner jweiner is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 123
Better Outdoor Products

I am very disappointed with this company. Gary had always seemed upstanding and forthright, but now that they have been invisible for the entire season, I think he really owes it to his (former) customers as to what is really going on. Their website should at least be updated as I'm sure the acquisition had fallen through. Just my opinion.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-30-2012, 08:27 AM
orangemower orangemower is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: pa
Posts: 2,773
I'm right beside you. I really like the 36 dually. Sadly if it breaks down I'll be looking at a different brand.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-30-2012, 08:33 AM
Richard Martin's Avatar
Richard Martin Richard Martin is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 14,580
Yes, we're going on a year now. The current owners of these mowers should be grateful that he is at least sending replacement parts out. I presume he still has blowers available and since they don't manufacture them, parts for those should be available for a long time.
__________________
Serving Greenville, Winterville and Ayden NC



Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-30-2012, 12:12 PM
pseudosun pseudosun is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,175
At first, i was impressed. This was my first commercial mower; a 36" manual start. I think it's called a fox or super fox? I got good service over the phone. I must have bought when they were a new company, and could get help easily. I managed to fix alot myself (to my surprise). I had deck trouble. My model didn't come with reinforcement bars. I had to get get it welded a few times. The last half of my 5 years with the machine, i wasn't happy. I replaced more clutches, spindles, cables than i can remember, and went through 3 engines. I didn't abuse my mower; but i thought this can't be right. My second commercial mower is a 2000 exmark (old and beatup). I now realize the difference. This exmark is practically indestructible. I replaced the muffler and some belts. It has no clutch. When working properly, i liked the quick 36, but the amount of parts i had to replace was a big turnoff.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-01-2012, 11:58 PM
ed2hess's Avatar
ed2hess ed2hess is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Austin Texas 78727
Posts: 11,849
Quote:
Originally Posted by jweiner View Post
I am very disappointed with this company. Gary had always seemed upstanding and forthright, but now that they have been invisible for the entire season, I think he really owes it to his (former) customers as to what is really going on. Their website should at least be updated as I'm sure the acquisition had fallen through. Just my opinion.
So the company was building mowers at a loss and you want an explanation?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-02-2012, 03:15 AM
chuacro chuacro is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Memphis,TN
Posts: 555
yeah I sold and took my loss.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-02-2012, 06:38 AM
Richard Martin's Avatar
Richard Martin Richard Martin is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 14,580
BTW, the Better blowers are made by Selbro. Like I said, parts will be available for a long time so you can buy the Better blowers with confidence.

http://www.selbro.com/id1.html

__________________
Serving Greenville, Winterville and Ayden NC



Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-02-2012, 04:12 PM
bohiaa's Avatar
bohiaa bohiaa is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bellville Texas, near Houston
Posts: 5,018
Get used to it....... it seems that no one and I mean no one is working for a living anymore.... I really dont understand it......

I have many customers that wont pay, others calling wanting work for free. and BOP. I have taken a HUGE amunt of crap form people here on thsi site, Becasue I wasNOT a fan of there's,,,,,,,

WELL WAKE UP PEOPLE........

the home business does it all the time, Start a COmpany, Flood the market with CRAP, then fold...... Only to resurface under a new name, SAME OLE CRAP just a diffrent name.

dont be surprised if they start start up again...........


best of luck to you
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-02-2012, 07:16 PM
DA Quality Lawn & YS's Avatar
DA Quality Lawn & YS DA Quality Lawn & YS is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 8,043
Some of these comments are kinda harsh....

Facts are, BOP is not coming back so move on.
I liked my machine, but I like my replacement machine too. No big deal to me.
__________________
7x14 Stealth SE Enclosed with 48" side ramp
2013 Gravely Pro Turn 260 with Kohler 26.5 EFI
08 Toro Z400 48" deck, 21HP Kaw with EZ Vac twin bag
09 Exmark Turf Tracer HP 36"
21" Toro SR4 Super Recycler
Stihl KM90 Kombi w/ straight shaft trimmer & tiller heads
2 Husqvarna 125B Blowers
Turfco XT5 Aerator
Turfco LS-22 Overseeder
EcoLawn 200 Applicator

I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-02-2012, 07:46 PM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ragland Al
Posts: 11,403
Im stocking up on parts for mine 2 BOPs, and looking into a toro grandstand
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:47 PM.

Page generated in 0.09026 seconds with 9 queries