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Do you have a certain brand of equipment you just stay away from and why?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Keith, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. hustlers

    hustlers LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 257

    mtd commericial now Cub cadet ****

    small B&S motors ****

    ECho 2100 trimmmers, cheap but are ****

    Trac-vac--wont ever touch one again--dangerous
  2. Lawn DOG

    Lawn DOG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Dixie Chopper!!!!!!!I was happy when I sold it.
    Earthway self propelled spreader. Almost as much of a POS as a Dixie Chopper.
    JRCO aerator.....
    The list goes on but these are the top of my list.
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Actually I have another I stay away from, although it may not be fair to judge the company by it :) I bought a Sachs-Dolmar 21 self-propelled mower in 1993-94, some time around then. OMG, what a piece of trash. The dealer that sold it to me, I bleieve, just talked me into it to unload the last one he had :eek: I absolutely could not find blades for it. Didn't matter though, it didn't last 3 weeks :eek: Now that I think about it though, I had an Echo mower back in the late 80's that was equally bad. It grenaded after a month or so.
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943


    Actually I got 2 primer bulbs (they came packed in pairs) for get this...................................... ONE DOLLAR!!!

    Plus 6% PA sales tax came to $1.06 divided by 2 comes to 53 cents!!! :D

    Apparently they were an oddball. There are about 6 different size Echo primer bulbs for various models. He had lots of them laying around in his one bin. He just charged me a buck and said he had to charge me something!

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