Checked out the BadBoy mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mybowtie, May 25, 2008.

  1. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 683

    I was in MI this weekend for a wedding, and had time to kill. So I looked up the nearest Badboy dealer. I was impressed. What a simple but effective desine. Would be so easy to clean as there is no nooks and crannies to get clogged up. Very easy to preform work/maintenance. Took it for a spin in his parking lot and lawn. Was fast, but not as smooth as my ferris. Couldnt test the cut, lawn was cut already. It was a Lightning with a 26 lc kaw.

    I hope a dealer comes to my area. Very nice machine.....:usflag:
     
  2. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    they're setting new dealers up all the time. Its only a matter of time!
     
  3. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    no local BB dealers here in memphis, So as I have said no service after the sale, what a Joke
     
  4. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,421

    Be patient my friend, they will be there its only a matter of time. There are dealers around us begging to sell them....lol. There are orange mowers running around everywhere here.......We had a guy from both Tyler and Plano Tx drive over last week and pick some up, both were around 3 hours away. They weren't really worried about getting them serviced, because they have heard the unusual stories about how BB goes out of their way to make customers happy, plus i mean these things are so simple to work on, anyone could do it. We swapped an engine on one the other day, all we did was take 4 bolts of the back end, and the whole back panel just came right off, after doing that it took me prolly a total of 30 minutes to do the swap! It takes about 2 minutes to put a belt on these things, and talk about easy to grease and change the fluids, everything just opens right up. Your local idiot that fixes push mowers in his back yard could prolly do everything you have to do one of these....its so easy, all while you could just call the factory parts department direct, and have parts overnighted to your house.......or your local idiots house for all that matters....lol I drove 3 hours to pick my first Bad Boy up, and I had no doubt in my mind when leaving that if I was down, that dealer (or the factory) would do everything possible to get me up again.
     
  5. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    not going to drive three hours for any mower? so you recommend idiots work on BB or Cat diesel, sounds like excuse's for lack of dealerships, and support I hear what your saying, but listen to what i am am saying if i had or have a problem with a Kubota diesel, Scag, John deere or walker I can, and have taken it to the local dealer trained service tech no backyard shop with uneducated dude or BS, and I'm back mowing the same day limited loss of time or money. I visited the BB website again looking at the AOS 35hp cat diesel looks like their financing through a small local bank, and no clear interest rate??. The light kit looks too small for the night mowing I do, yes their HID's, but nothing replaces large lights
     
  6. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,421

    0% for 2 years, 2.9% 3 years......6.9% for 5 years
     
  7. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    Nosparkplugs...nobody's making excuses for Bad Boy's dealer network. Talk to any Bad Boy dealer- rates on all Bad Boys through First Community Bank include 6.9% for 60mo. The 60 month program is appealing to alot of folks as they have a low payment and there's no prepayment penalty.

    The HIDs pretty bright. You should try them
    out before you bash them.
     
  8. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    nice

    If i were to purchase another midmount ZTR it would be a diesel & most likely a BB AOS 35 HP CAT & 72 deck, or the Kubota ZD331, service after the sale is more important than a cheap priced mower.
     
  9. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    Retrodog, I admit I don't know much about the Bad Boy's. I usually stay with the name brands that have been around for years and have a proven track record. You seem to be more knowledgeable than most on the company so give us some information. Where did the company originate? Was it a brainstorm in a fabrication shop somewhere or an established company that decided to get into the ZTR business? I'm looking for the origins of the company and how they came up with the design of the Bad Boy. Exmark, John Deere, Scag, etc has a lot tied up (and plenty of money for more) in the Research and Development dept. to come up with the mowers and deck design. Exmark was an unknown at one time till they started kicking Toro's hind parts so what's the story behind Bad Boy. I'm reserving judgment for a few years. I'm not sure if they are going to be a top contender or a one hit wonder. I'm all ears and say this with the utmost respect for a new and upcoming company. :usflag:
     
  10. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    tacoma200,

    have you been to the Bad Boy website?, it;s well designed & will answer your questions.
     

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