Ever hear of Red Hawk mowers?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by midwest guy, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. midwest guy

    midwest guy LawnSite Member
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    They offer 32,36,48 belt drive and 36 and 48 hydro.
    The 32 belt is availlable with 10.5hp or 15hp Briggs.
    36 belt is 15hp kohler,48 belt is 18hp kohler.
    The 36 hydro is 15hp kohler,48 hydro is 18hp kohler.
    The 32"belt is $1200,36"belt is $1800 didn't ask about the other ones.
    There is a place in town that sells them,the place has been in business for 45 years and has a excellant rep.
    Would this be a good starting point?
    My thought was if you have been in business long you wouldn't want to sell junk mowers. Red hawks website is www.redhawk-usa.com
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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  3. midwest guy

    midwest guy LawnSite Member
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    Sorry about that should have looked in search first.
    But thanks it answered my question,no to that mower.
  4. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    You based your decision on THAT thread! I wouldn't.
    You said you have a local dealer. And you even said that dealer has an excellent reputation. You should be at that dealer asking to demo, not here relying on a thread like that one.

    Maybe ask the dealer for a reference. See if he'll put you in touch with someone else in your area that uses one.
    I wouldn't count it out yet.
  5. Legacy

    Legacy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    The Bradley/Redhawk mowers are VERY decent for the money. I agree with gogetter..demo it in the spring and rely on your local dealer for advice
  6. midwest guy

    midwest guy LawnSite Member
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    You guys are right I am going to ask to demo it.
    I checked it out in the showroom,thought it would be a great machine to start out with.
    They all so sell echo trimmers and blowers.
    Said if I want a package deal mower,trimmer and blower he would knock $50 off the mower and give me some sort of discount on the trimmer and blower.They got a set of ramps to load the mower into pickup that run $180,he said he mite knock some mony off on those too.
    This is his business deal-don't need to make a ton of money as long as my customers are happy.
  7. Legacy

    Legacy LawnSite Member
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    Just curious..what dealer??
  8. midwest guy

    midwest guy LawnSite Member
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    It's called Taylor Lawnmower in Kalamazoo Michigan.
    They all so sell snapper,toro,wheel horse and ariens.
    Just looked at there ad been there since 1958.
    They sell snow blowers too.
    Told him going to plow too,he said if we need a snow blower he would give me a great deal on that next fall if
    we buy our lawn equipment from him.
  9. Legacy

    Legacy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Sounds like a really nice guy and a decent dealership!

    Good luck!
  10. centralarlawn

    centralarlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    We need someone like that here in AR. Sounds like a nice guy.

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