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Old 08-26-2012, 05:50 PM
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What's All The BS!!!

You know, I know it's all Lawyers doing, but seriously are you not tried of all the BS and just want the TRUTH!!!

And what am I talking about?

I'm talking about Zero Manufacturers. They advertise their mowers can do this and that, such as, "The center of gravity on our mowers is so low, they can handle slopes and hills with ease." while it shows a mower going up and down hill and along slopses. Then you go look at the mower and there is stickers all over it "DO NOT USE ON HILLS GREATER THAN 5-degrees!" "DO NOT USE ON SLOPSES GREATER THAN 10-DEGREES!" "DO NOT USE ON INCLINES GREATER THAN 15-DEGREES!"

So why advertise and show a mower on steeper hills, slopes, and inclines. You are showing me it is capable, but at the same time trying to protect yourself and telling me "NO!!! DONT DO WHAT WE SHOWED YOU!!! YOU MAY DIE AND DON'T WANT TO BE SUED!!!"

I just want the TRUTH!!! I want one zero turn mfg to say, yep our mower is capable of mowing on hills and slopses of 25-degrees, here our guy doing it, and see our stickers and warning labels match...
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:53 PM
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LOL, same with trucks on TV too. Do 1/2 of what you see in a commercial and the warranty is void.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:57 PM
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Sounds like your looking at a Home Depot special. My suggestion would be to go to a dealer and buy a real commercial mower! Both my Scag and Gravely manuals say 25 degrees because thats what kawasaki recommends for proper lubrication. I have done more personally.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:58 PM
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You can't handle the truth!!!!
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:21 PM
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No... No home depot mower lol...
No we're talking major commercial zero mfgs... Bad Boy being one if them.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:56 PM
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LOL, same with trucks on TV too. Do 1/2 of what you see in a commercial and the warranty is void.
This is so true but it goes with everything .
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:58 PM
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This is so true but it goes with everything .
I must have smart clients, Let me try some thing like that and I get called on it. IE, Free fertilizer with annuall contract or something.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:03 PM
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nothing free never dont like the price go some were eles.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:48 PM
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No we're talking major commercial zero mfgs... Bad Boy being one if them.
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Pick one or the other... They have disclaimers because the society we live in today is so dang sue-happy you can win a lawsuit if your coffee is too hot.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:19 AM
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Sounds like you just learned your 1st life lesson. Everyone lies. Read my quote at the bottom of my profile.
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