I checked out Walker's webpage and found one of their units interesting. But I don't know where a dealer is. Their web page makes you write them an email to get the info. Not impressed. I get an email reply today from them directing me to call some company (doesn't say it, but must be the area distributor). They will then probably look it up on a sheet of paper and tell me to call yet another number and then try to get directions to the dealership. I will have to trust that the person at the distributorship who answers the phone will know where my address is relative to the dealers so he gives me the right ones. I can get a map and directions to any business in the yellow pages online, yet Walker and other companies can't manage to get a list of their own dealerships put up on their website with a map so I can get a visual idea of which ones are close by? Instead, I will have to make multiple calls, get addresses, look up each on a map to see where the heck "industrial ivy place" or whatever is. I just KNOW that when I do get hold of the nearest dealer, he won't have what I want to demo in stock, and even if he did, he can't let me take it out because it'll be the only one he has. What is with these companies that can't get with the 21st century? Software is plentiful that allows zip code searches to find store locations. It's almost as if they don't really want your business. Toss in the fact that no MSRP's are mentioned, and it is doubtful that I am going to get a guy at one of these mysterious dealerships to quote me a price on the phone, and it just adds up to a lot of wasted time shopping, since the mower may well not even be in a price range I would consider. In an age when I can buy a CAR with a few mouse clicks online, that doesn't cut it. I also wonder if they hesitate to list dealers online because they are constantly losing and gaining them. That would indicate a level of instability that I would be wary of before spending $6 grand or more. I think some of these companies have grown beyond the level where their engineer owners can manage them. The skills of an engineer are not those of a businessman. Often they are completely incompatible. I see marketing flaws that are glaringly obvious. The worst thing I see out there is a half-arsed dealer network from so many brands. Who wants to buy a mower that you can't even demo, because each dealer carries 3-4 lines and only has a few of that brand in stock, and not the one you want? Forget taking a mower out to demo it, they aren't letting their 1 unit in stock out of the store at these puny dealerships. The first company to emulate Exmark/Scag and have good sized dealers with plenty of stock, even it that means floorplanning inventory for free, will gain marketshare. The rest will fade and perhaps fail. Would you go buy a truck from a Chevy dealer who had 2 trucks in stock, one V6 manual stripper regular cab and one heavy duty long bed crew cab? One who couldn't afford to stock more? No, because you know he'll probably be out of business by the time you need service and because you know he has to charge a high price because he's so low volume. And good luck finding a knowledgeable mechanic at a place that carries 3-4 lines. The guy probably doesn't see enough of these niche' brands to know much about them. I will probably just buy another Exmark from a local big dealership at their pro day. I don't have the patience to play games with these other guys.