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Buying at the dealer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TURFLORD, Aug 30, 2006.


    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    In response to another thread, I thought I should take the time to give some credit to my local dealer. Sure you can save money through mail order or on-line ordering if your wise enough to check the prices and shipping fees properly. The big thing is... will you get the parts when you really need them? Recently I changed the tires on my Dane 52"(mail ordered) because they were bald and one was wearing on an angle. Turns out a wheel motor was shot. The seal was blown and the shaft was wobbling around. I go to the dealer, he opens the manufacturers tech book to research it and orders it. It cost $440 but I ordered it on Friday afternoon and had it by next Thursday, and it was the correct part for a machine thats 6 years old. The moral of this story is no down time which would have cost more than the part.
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    I agree, doing business with your local dealer is good for both of you.

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