Better Outdoor Products Going Out of Business ?

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  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    There are still way too many companies producing commercial mowers. The current market can not absorb the current capacity, let alone new capacity from a startup company.
    Better will not be back as we have known it in the past. I believe their only hope is to sell the rights to their machines, to one of current, well known manufacturers.
    After all, their machines did fill a void in the market.
     
  3. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mowingman brings up a real good point. There are way to many mfg's out there right now. BOP never had a good product that fills a niche. Maybe a good product but there are lots of walk behinds a true landscape consumer will choose before a BOP. I see another couple of brands phasing away. Exmark is one of them. Not switching gears here but people who read my posts will know why i believe that.

    I don't even own a BOP and i never really considered one, but i feel very offended how Gary came on here and put up this smoke screen about an acquisition. If i'm wrong, ill be the 1st to apologize but it's been well over a year and anyone who wants to have a successful business is our crooked country realizes that time is of the essence and too much time has passed.

    RIP BOP.....
     
  4. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Great thread. Should be interesting to follow in the upcoming months.
     
  5. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You should sell it to me, you know, all things considered ;)
     
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm afraid for now, its RIP BOP.
     
  7. Exact Rototilling

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    Fwiw Gary is still shipping parts and kicking.
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  8. kennc38

    kennc38 LawnSite Senior Member
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    If they're not making/selling/shipping mowers, then they're just a one man parts store.
     
  9. fmzip

    fmzip LawnSite Member
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    Bummer for you commercial guys that own these mowers.

    I am a homeowner with a quick 32 which serves my needs quite well. I really would like to get a bagger for it but don't see one listed on their website. If anyone has one for sale please email me at fmzip at yahoo dot com
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Guess I've missed your posts. Could you link or explain this comment?

    Because as I see it, this would be like GM phasing out Chevrolet. Or Ford phasing out Ford. Yes, I am fully aware that Toro owns Exmark and has for several years. But common sense tells you that you don't get rid of one of the top 2 or 3 brands in the country. So please 'splain it to me.

    As for BOP, I may not have posted it, but I could have predicted this back in January.
     

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