Everides already being dumped on Ebay

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowingman, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,662

    Just noticed some "new, in crate", and "demo', Everide standers are being dumped on Ebay. Someone in the eastern part of the country is dumping them. It would be interesting to know how, and why that is happening. Heck, didn't the new Everide standers just come on to the market within the last few months?
  2. A and N

    A and N LawnSite Member
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  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Probably just end of the year, don't want / don't have room to carry them over the winter.
  4. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Someone told me the company that makes them(is it ACI?) declared some form of bankruptcy. Dunno if its true or not, but that may be a reason???
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,662

    ACI is in serious financial trouble and has nearly shut down. A newspaper article in a Nebraska newspaper says they have had to lay off half of their workforce. Looks like Everide and Great Dane might be on the auction block soon if things do not improve for the company real soon.
  6. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why do people seem to hate Dane's and Everride? They are both pretty innovative and good products I've used them both a lot and like them. People especially hate Dane. Where's the love?:drinkup:
  7. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    I thought the company making the Everride and Great Dane units were making the John Deere commercial mowers? Is JD not selling enough mowers to keep their vendor in business?
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Husqvarna will buy them too I guess :hammerhead:
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    ACI makes planter frames for John Deere, roller decks for CNH and backhoes for Kubota. The Everride mower is actually a mower that was designed for Honda and after Honda pulled out of the commercial mower market ACI received the rights to the mower.

    Ref: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FZX/is_10_70/ai_n7179357
  10. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    I hate them because my Great Danes that I had were nothing but problems.

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