If you where?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Rich's Lawn Care, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    If you where going to open up a Lawn Mower shop what brand of mowers would you sell?
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Exmark, Hustler, Encore, JD and possibly Walker and Husquvarna as well.
  3. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    Everything possible...
  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Dixie Chopper, Great Dane, Bob Cat, and Stihl. Possubly Cub Cadet.
  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    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.
  6. cward

    cward LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    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.
  7. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    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
    Snowblowers: ?
    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.
  8. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I was thinking the samething. The big dealers around here have Exmark and Hustler.
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Ferris, eXmark, Toro, and Hustler. All the others are virtually non-existant in my area.
  10. Mico Landscaping design

    Mico Landscaping design LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    EXMARK'S and nothinh else :cool2:

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