***FYI: Gravely has updated their website***

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jtkplc, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    Gravely has the 2006 prices and models updated on there site. I just thought I'd let everyone know.

    One interesting note, they offer the 27HP Daihatsu Diesel on the 252Z now.

    Have a nice day...:waving:
     
  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Now they have redesigned their site.
     
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Yes, and their prices have gone ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ again :(
     
  4. fishinpa

    fishinpa LawnSite Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Posts: 293

    I think it's a bit odd that they don't put msrp on the residental stuff like they do for the commercial equipment. That's the kind of stuff that makes me fell like I'm getting ripped off.
     
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    What a POOR, POOR website. Their model numbers on their first page don't even coincide with their model numbers on their specs page. Alot of time time and effort went into this, probably just like it went into their design. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,647

    Name a brand of mower that has not had cost increases in the past year.
     
  7. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    Yeah, I haven't been impressed with the information provided on their website. Like you say, numbers don't match up, and I've found several errors in literature and also on the site, whether it's old engine options or what. If you're going to have a site, keep the information updated.
     
  8. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,647


    Where do they not match? On the ZTR specs, you must realize that, for instance, the 260Z, is a "series" of machine. There are different models within the 260Z series. Same with the other ones shown on the main page.
     
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    I agree, their website has always been sort of crappy.
     
  10. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    It's ok. Better than many, worse than some. But in general I don't think any of these companies realize just how important it is to provide information on their products via a detailed website. I'm not sure why they seem to skip on photos and details.

    Basically, you should start by thinking of any question a prospect might have and then answer it on the website via charts of specs and photos. Why? Because you save thousands of man-hours down the distribution chain answering repeated questions from individuals. Also, if you can see information on a mower and like it, you're a lot more likely to make a 45 min drive to a dealer you aren't near to check it out in person than if the machine is a total mystery to you and you figure you will probably not like it anyway.

    Some sales types, however, are big believers in personal selling. They think that when a prospect calls a dealership for information, there is going to be some super salesman there to "capture" the sale, no matter what the product is. So they prefer not to give away too much information.

    I think they're wrong. Especially when you consider the caliber of sales experience you're likely to get at some dealerships. Let's just say the best and brightest aren't leaving BMW dealerships to go sell mowers.

    I asked a local dealer for information on the new 44" Phazer recently and was sent the specs on a 44" lazer HP (which isn't going to be made anymore!). I don't think he even knew what a phazer was. Must have thought I misspelled lazer.
     

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