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Old 10-10-2012, 05:27 PM
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Thank you all for your input! I will keep an eye on the forums and help out whenever possible.
If you've not taken the job already, PM me. I have some insight for you, especially if you are thinking of working for the manufacturer I have in mind.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:42 PM
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The most important thing a manufacturer can do is to provide reliable products and good support, along with establishing a dividing line between the professional market and the big box stores.


Plus 1 with Boots here.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:27 PM
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Don't lie to us when you know a product has failures and don't spam forums.
Thats it right there. No contractor wants to hear " realy, thats the first we have heard of this" as far as forums , answer questions honestly.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:28 PM
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Plus 1 with Boots here.
Definatly, we have been there bread and butter for yrs. Dont make us compete with home cheapo.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:53 PM
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Know your product
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:00 PM
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The old vanguard could sell to the big-box stores and not insult their pro customers too much. Rainbird put older product designs on store shelves, and Toro did likewise, with the Super600 upgrade the trade turned their noses up at, waiting until it morphed into the S700.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:18 PM
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The old vanguard could sell to the big-box stores and not insult their pro customers too much. Rainbird put older product designs on store shelves, and Toro did likewise, with the Super600 upgrade the trade turned their noses up at, waiting until it morphed into the S700.
As a result they made it about price so be it. If they want to play price then they can live and die on price.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:22 PM
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Thats it right there. No contractor wants to hear " realy, thats the first we have heard of this"
Yep, that's the crap that pisses me off. Ive been through it first with toro then rainbird then hunter and now rainbird again.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:26 PM
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It's kind of funny, come to think of it, that the Toro S700 head is gonzo, but the S606 it replaced is still sold at big-box stores.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:49 PM
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Top 3 worst contractor products.

1 - Toro Flo-Pro
2 - Hunter PGP
3 - Toro S-700

A few others that could be considered for #2 or 3 but the Flo-Pro has to be #1
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