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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Rich's Lawn Care, Dec 9, 2004.
If you where going to open up a Lawn Mower shop what brand of mowers would you sell?
Exmark, Hustler, Encore, JD and possibly Walker and Husquvarna as well.
Dixie Chopper, Great Dane, Bob Cat, and Stihl. Possubly Cub Cadet.
Depending on the dealers in the other areas maybe offer something different
but I would think the more options the bigger clientele you would have plus people coming in for parts if they bought a machine somewhere else.
I would stick to the big names. Figure out what the top one or two dealers have. If they are really good, I would not try to beat them with their brand of equipment. i.e. If the best dealer in your area selles Dixies, sell another brand. You probably won't pull much business from him. Just be the dealer we all want and you will be successful.
Small walk behinds rotary mowers: Snapper, Toro, Honda
Mid size WB rotary: not sure
ZTRs: Gravely, Scag
Small WB reel mower: McLane
Tillers: BCS, Snapper
Linetrimmers: Marayuma, Echo
Blowers: Echo, Husqvarna
Chainsaws: Husqvarna, Echo top handle
Chainsaw chains/bars: Oregon
Aerifiers: Snapper, Bluebird
Chipper/Shreaders: Crary chippers
Wood splitters: ?
I've thought about this on occassion, but have yet to take the plunge. Need to find something that is not available in the area that is high quality to lock you as the only local dealer for that item. Also find some equipment for off season to keep sales and repairs going. One dealer I know works on customer's dessert toys and trailers in the slow winter months. Also advertise as a small engine specialist, you get many other types of equipment in with engine problems. ie-paint sprayer, sweepers, air compressors, etc.
I was thinking the samething. The big dealers around here have Exmark and Hustler.
Ferris, eXmark, Toro, and Hustler. All the others are virtually non-existant in my area.
EXMARK'S and nothinh else