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Dealer versus local Shop

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bdoss123, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. bdoss123

    bdoss123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    Ok, so I have an older hydro walk behind (Deere, circa 2000, 550ish hours) that needs some work. I got the mower second-hand and therefore haven't delt with the local Deere dealer yet.
    There is a guy in our area who has a shop behind his house that does work on small engines all the way up to ZTRs. I've talked to numerous people who recomend him.

    My question is:

    What are your opinions regarding getting a mower fixed by a dealer or a local shop?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    ONLY if you have heard good things about this other guy compare his labor rate with the dealers, If he comes in cheaper I think I would give him a try.

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