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Work at a dealer part time, or not?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Lawn Boy Pro, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    I got this opportunity to work at a brand new dealer (does John Deere mostly, but also does a bunch of Exmark, Great Dane-which IS John Deere-, and Ferris. Its a new location that was added to 6 others in the chain here in Michigan. They seem to be some of the first people to learn of the new products and features that are being added to product lines every year (which is kinda cool, becasue then I can tell ya'll what to expect on new Exmark machines :p) If I work there, I would be working part time, and running my biz part time. But I could also pick up some great deals on parts, and new machines. I think it would helpme a lot, and I would learn quite a bit too. What do you all think? Would you ever do something like this? Whats your pros/cons?
  2. jaybird

    jaybird LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

    good idea,nice equipment list already.
  3. Lowes_Landscaping

    Lowes_Landscaping Guest
    Posts: 0

    Do it definatly. I do the same as a salesman. Great experience and networking with others in the community doing the same as you.
  4. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    What would they have you do, sell mowers?
  5. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    It would probably give you good insight on all of the equipment and maybe a discount too!
  6. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Na, probably wax mowers, and stock new stuff
  7. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    not a bad idea Loren, I would do it if I had the chance!
  8. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Maybe even do the yearly routine service on mowers that people bring in. I still have to call them up to see if they have any more employment openings. I bet cha all would like to know what Exmark has to come out with every year LOL:D.
  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    I did that last year. I got some discounts but probably not any more than any one else. It interfered with my biz too much. You will learn a lot though.
  10. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Well, I filled out an application today. They guy seemed really friendly, and since they just opened March 1st this year, I think I might have a little better chance of getting in. They said they probably wouldnt be doing any Exmarks though, due to the Weingartz dealer (www.weingartz.com) is a couple miles away. But this place will be doing John Deere, Ferris, Great Dane, and maybe a few other major companies. As far as the other stuff, they do stihl mostly, however they sell pretty much anything lawn equipment related. Heres some pics of their other stores, realitevly close to what this new one looks like:

    <img border="0" src="http://www.dgequipment.com/Other_Images/HW_Showrm.jpg" width="500" height="351">

    <img border="0"src="http://www.dgequipment.com/Other_Images/Corunna_Showroom.jpg" width="500" height="351">

    <img border="0"src="http://www.dgequipment.com/Other_Images/Mason_Showroom.jpg" width="500" height="351">

    <img border="0"src="http://www.dgequipment.com/Other_Images/Will_Compacts.jpg" width="500" height="351">

    Resized. Way too large. - - Jodi

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