¿bobcat/ransomes parts availability?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eddie B, May 17, 2005.

  1. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
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    I operate bobcat/ransomes walk behinds. The nearest dealer for these is 60 miles away, and it seems like i'm paying out the butt on parts over the phone. Its sometimes difficult ordering by phone as well. Is there an online supply of parts for these? Some place where I can get a lower price, too? Just paid 53 dollars on a blade belt for my '96, this is why I'm asking.
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    60 miles away!!! It says you live in Delaware, or is it Wyoming? A dealer 60 miles away is too far IMO. Period
     
  3. Glenn J

    Glenn J LawnSite Member
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  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I ws JUST going to mention, that if you didn't use a supplier like J.Thomas, or these Equipment warehouses (all your best bet by FAR), then perhaps you have a dealer that deals in Buntons around you. Many of those parts are interchangable, since they are both owned by Textron (along with Jacobson, Ryan, Steiner, and a few others).
     
  5. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ya im in Delaware, nearest dealer I can find is in PA.
     
  6. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
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    For belts I found a guy on ebay sells them dirt cheap. Filters, tires, other little stuff I've been checking out landscape supply (lawnsite sponsor) and his prices are real good. I have a local bobcat dealer but they're idiots so I don't deal with them much. Next mower won't be a bobcat just because of the dealer only.
     
  7. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
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    What's his ebay ID?
     
  8. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't remember what his ID is, I always just find it by searching for ransomes belts or bobcat belts. He's the only one that sells them, normally the drivebelts are like 7 bucks a piece, he sells all different kinds of belts.
     
  9. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bobcat is a sponsor here. Try to check w/ them. If you're close to 295, we have a local dealer in Blackwood NJ - Laurel Mower. Good guys, great service, plenty of parts.
     

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