C'mon Landscapers why's the battle Exmark over Hustler?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by HLM HustlerZ, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. LawnCareNoobie

    LawnCareNoobie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 434

    It depends on locations. Just because those other brands are more expensive in your area than Exmark doesn't mean it applies to everyone else. But you have your reasons just like everyone else has theirs.

    I got John Deere because they are slightly lower in cost than neighboring Scag, Exmark, and Kubota dealers. I also have Toro nearby but I can't stand the dealer so I won't bother there.

    I haven't had any issues with my machines, and I have a great dealer with 2 locations within a 20 minute drive from me. No reason for me to switch brands.
     
  2. KYMan

    KYMan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Around here it's mainly Exmarks and Scags with Exmarks slightly higher. Then it's Tanks. Pretty much the only 3. I've seen one with Choppers and maybe a couple Hustlers.
     
  3. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Posts: 1,062

    This is very true. My dealer carries the largest variety of brands you will find, and are a sponsor here with their online parts website mowpart.com.

    They sell Scag, Toro, GH, Husky, Exmark, Snapper, and Ferris. Exmark is the highest priced mower they sell if your comparing apples to apples. Appx 5 out of 10 sales are Scag.

    I have another dealer who sells Exmark about 40 miles away and his prices are even higher than my dealer.
     
  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    When I was shopping for a mower two seasons ago I ended up going with Toro because as some have already said I couldn't justify the extra cost for the other brands, but at that time I really didn't have a clue I was just going on what everyone said was the best bang for the buck, Toro, most likely will stick with them next year on our next purchase.
     
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    If it's isn't a Dixie Chopper, then it isn't a mower. :laugh:

    Sorry, just felt the need to throw that in there. ;)


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