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Old 06-21-2010, 10:18 PM
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WorldLawn Power Equipment ZTR

Ran their Cobra today. 27 Kawasaki with 60 inch deck. Not sure of this machine

is good for the guy trying to make a buck. But with only 14 hours, it sure did

make some nice stripes today.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:55 PM
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Chinese ZTR...LOL
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:02 PM
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Looked at one today while passing some time at the shop. I gotta say it is pretty impressive to look at and has some nice features for the price. If anyone is running one I would like to hear a review.
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:38 PM
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:52 PM
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Did it have that burnt smell that everything else from China seems to have?
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:04 AM
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Hate to say this guys, as I own a couple of muscle cars and am as pro-american as any other red blooded american, but we sold a few this year. Let me say we are a Hustler, Walker, redhawk, and Big-dog dealer also. So far, the only problem we have had with the 5 units we sold, is one of the fuse olders went bad, and the fuse that powers up the wiring harness did'nt make contact. One machine is owned by a contractor that cuts foreclosures, so lots of times grass is 2-3 feet high. All mowers have 100-200 hours on them so far. How they will do in another 500 hours remains to be seen, but so far so good. We were selling 25 hp kawasaki's with 60" decks for 6700.00. Big Dogs are the next closest for 7500.00 Only time will tell. They run real pumps and wheel motors, and have bigger hydro reservoirs than Exmark. If you look at them, they are a copy of an Exmark, minus the horizontal engine, which means it's a straight shot for the blade belt, not a mule drive like an Exmark. Sorry to say, but if the US manufacturers don't lower their prices, your gonna see the same thing happen to the mower industry as you saw happen to the car industry. This is coming from a dealer who has only owned GM products since he started driving over 30 years ago.
Lowballers are killing your pricing, you can't be paying more and more for replacement mowers. Do the math. You guys need to band together and keep pricing up, instead of undercutting each other. I was in the Lawn Maintence end for over 15 years before becoming a dealer, and guys are cutting for less today than when I was. Back then, a brand new Wheelhorse CHAIN DRIVE 724 was $5500.00 with a Trac-vac. Now, just a fully loaded Z is almost double, and prices are lower.

Sorry for the rant and off- topic. Now back to the original thread!!
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:15 AM
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I'll stick with keeping Americans employed as long as I can.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:21 AM
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Hate to say this guys, as I own a couple of muscle cars and am as pro-american as any other red blooded american, but we sold a few this year.
If you were as red blooded as I am you wouldn't be selling them. You are part of the problem.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:07 AM
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If you were as red blooded as I am you wouldn't be selling them. You are part of the problem.
Wow...and you've spent time getting to know this guy?

He's a businessman and made a decision to try something new. If he didn't do it someone else around him would have. I understand your sentiment, but your delivery is very poor.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:09 AM
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I'm going to defend Sharpcut here. Until I walk in another business mans shoes I'm not going to condemn him. This is probably a situation where the TSC down the road decided to low ball ztr's and he's just trying to compete. Or his distributor of the US made mowers picked up the Worldlawn and tied in his volume discounts on his US Lines with the purchase of some Worldlawn product. Now the poor dealer is stuck selling the imports and needs to double up on his parts inventory just to keep making a buck on the US mowers. I try to buy American when ever possible, but it is very difficult no matter where you shop these days.
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