WorldLawn Power Equipment ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bumpmaster, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ran their Cobra today. 27 Kawasaki with 60 inch deck. Not sure of this machine

    is good for the guy trying to make a buck. But with only 14 hours, it sure did

    make some nice stripes today.
     
  2. biggziff

    biggziff LawnSite Member
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    Chinese ZTR...LOL
     
  3. ff162bfd

    ff162bfd LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 25

    Looked at one today while passing some time at the shop. I gotta say it is pretty impressive to look at and has some nice features for the price. If anyone is running one I would like to hear a review.
     
  4. jay317

    jay317 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't do it!!!
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  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Did it have that burnt smell that everything else from China seems to have?
     
  6. Sharpcut 1

    Sharpcut 1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hate to say this guys, as I own a couple of muscle cars and am as pro-american as any other red blooded american, but we sold a few this year. Let me say we are a Hustler, Walker, redhawk, and Big-dog dealer also. So far, the only problem we have had with the 5 units we sold, is one of the fuse olders went bad, and the fuse that powers up the wiring harness did'nt make contact. One machine is owned by a contractor that cuts foreclosures, so lots of times grass is 2-3 feet high. All mowers have 100-200 hours on them so far. How they will do in another 500 hours remains to be seen, but so far so good. We were selling 25 hp kawasaki's with 60" decks for 6700.00. Big Dogs are the next closest for 7500.00 Only time will tell. They run real pumps and wheel motors, and have bigger hydro reservoirs than Exmark. If you look at them, they are a copy of an Exmark, minus the horizontal engine, which means it's a straight shot for the blade belt, not a mule drive like an Exmark. Sorry to say, but if the US manufacturers don't lower their prices, your gonna see the same thing happen to the mower industry as you saw happen to the car industry. This is coming from a dealer who has only owned GM products since he started driving over 30 years ago.
    Lowballers are killing your pricing, you can't be paying more and more for replacement mowers. Do the math. You guys need to band together and keep pricing up, instead of undercutting each other. I was in the Lawn Maintence end for over 15 years before becoming a dealer, and guys are cutting for less today than when I was. Back then, a brand new Wheelhorse CHAIN DRIVE 724 was $5500.00 with a Trac-vac. Now, just a fully loaded Z is almost double, and prices are lower.

    Sorry for the rant and off- topic. Now back to the original thread!!
     
  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'll stick with keeping Americans employed as long as I can.
     
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you were as red blooded as I am you wouldn't be selling them. You are part of the problem.
     
  9. biggziff

    biggziff LawnSite Member
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    Wow...and you've spent time getting to know this guy?

    He's a businessman and made a decision to try something new. If he didn't do it someone else around him would have. I understand your sentiment, but your delivery is very poor.
     
  10. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm going to defend Sharpcut here. Until I walk in another business mans shoes I'm not going to condemn him. This is probably a situation where the TSC down the road decided to low ball ztr's and he's just trying to compete. Or his distributor of the US made mowers picked up the Worldlawn and tied in his volume discounts on his US Lines with the purchase of some Worldlawn product. Now the poor dealer is stuck selling the imports and needs to double up on his parts inventory just to keep making a buck on the US mowers. I try to buy American when ever possible, but it is very difficult no matter where you shop these days.
     

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