Why Red?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Brianslawn, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    why do half or more of the different mower brands use red for their mowers?
     
  2. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah I always wanted to know that too.
     
  3. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    it looks cool. and when dirt and grass gets on it, it doesn't look as bad say like if you used white your yellow. the dirt really shows on yellow.
     
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    Maybe Toro and Exmarks are red because they are owned by the same company. How many are red, Gravely, Snapper, Ferris, any more?
     
  5. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
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    BushHog ZTRs are red
     
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    The color red stands for power. It's powerful, exudes confidence and action, and it stands out.
     
  7. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Troy-Builts are red
     
  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    The older MTD's were red/gray
     
  9. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Some Crapsman are red
     
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Because TORO in Spanish means Bull, and in a bullfight, the matador uses a RED cape.

    That is why the Toro is red.

    And all the rest are copycats.

    Thou I like 1MajorTom's explanation, too...
    Red is HOT.
     

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