Convertable Walk or Ride Rich mfg

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bel Air Bob, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Bel Air Bob

    Bel Air Bob LawnSite Member
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    Anyone out there use a Convertable Mower from Rich Mfg in Indianna? I am seriously thinking of buying one.
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bel
    Ask it this way --- is anyone using the new model convertible, with the engine pushed back.
     
  3. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Great idea. Makes one wonder why they don't all make such a machine, if patents permitted.

    Problems:

    1. Virtually no dealer network
    2. Minimal feedback on performance available.
    3. Minimal information on mower avail from manufacturer relative to that provided by some major brands
    4. Possibly a little top heavy as a rider (but that's when you pop it into walk mode
    5. You have to wonder why it's not a top selling mower by now if it's all that great. Who wouldn't want a riding mower that handles wb duties when needed?
    6. Not sure if mulching or bagging systems are even available.
    Try a search of previous threads, but again, check to make sure you're reading about the newest models, which apparently are improved.
     
  4. indy2tall

    indy2tall LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bob, I bought the 2006 model 52" before the start of this season and I am very satisfied with my purchase. It has been my main machine all year long and has performed flawlessly. It gives a very good cut whether the grass is dry, damp or wet and the convenience of being able to switch to a walk behind in about 5 seconds (instead of going back to the trailer to get one) when mowing hills saves a TON of time. I realize that lots of guys will just go ahead and drive their ZTR on hills, even steep hills, but I like not having to worry about rolling over or sliding uncontrollably down a hill. My machine has the Kohler 28 EFI which has also performed great. No fooling with a choke, lots of power when needed, and is easy on the gas usage. Call up the factory and see if they can arrange a way that you can demo one for a week. If you do get your checkbook out because you will want one.
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    BUMP:cool2: :laugh: :waving: :waving: :waving:
     
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    bump:) :) :) :)
     
  7. Bel Air Bob

    Bel Air Bob LawnSite Member
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    They redisigned so you're not sitting over engine
     
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    bump:weightlifter: :weightlifter: :)
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    was the convertible mower at expo?????????????????????????????
     
  10. Bel Air Bob

    Bel Air Bob LawnSite Member
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    Yes, they had indoor and outdoor booth. It was fun to ride around, though they didn't have any real good hills down there to ride on for a real good test.
     

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