Mowers and Trimmers on National tv

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by grass_cuttin_fool, May 1, 2005.

  1. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Has anyone else noticed that Exmark and Echo have gone to national advertising?They arent affiliated in any way and they are seperate commercials. On our local tv channels stihl has a promo for home owner equipment at times
    Do other people in other parts of the us see other equipment advertised? just curious :waving:
  2. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    i saw echo advertised recently on a home improvement channel.

    IMO, commercials show they're desperate for business, which further more makes me believe echo is taking a dive. Just MO.
  3. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I've been seeing Exmark commercials for the first time. I don't think that seeing commercials means they are desperate, just that they are trying to increase their client base.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Grasshopper runs a ad in the spring, here
  5. Cleanmaxx Brian

    Cleanmaxx Brian LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    More home owners can buy the machines the pro's use. Before they may not even know they were available. I think this is a good will help the good companies continue to turn a profit!
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I believe it could be a common advertising agent put out a good deal to these manufacturers. I've seen both the Echo and Exmark advertisements. Both look very similar with similar motives/wording.
  7. BrianK10

    BrianK10 LawnSite Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 252

    I've seen them down here in Baltimore too.

    (Cleanmaxx Brian) More home owners can buy the machines the pro's use.

    Not only has my next door nieghbor asked about Emark mowers, but my girl friend's father has also, both of which use regular tractors from Home Depot and Sears. I didn't try to sell the mower to them, I just told them the positives of a ZTR over a regular lawn tractor. My neighbor hasn't bought one yet, but my girl friend's father went out that weekend and bought one. I'm sure the advertisements isn't hurting eaither company. Just my .02 cents. Later all!

  8. grasshopperslc

    grasshopperslc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I saw an Exmark commercial just the other day,I think it's fine,there's a guy up the street from my house that has an Exmark Laser Z.I like that the most of my neighbor's have lawn tractors and 21" push mowers and I have a 61" Ferris IS4500:cool2:so I can cut the're lawn. payup
  9. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    I personally think Exmark hit one out of the park with that commercial! Most homeowners around here have never heard of that brand. So they are getting their name out to everyone, heck there are a lot of homeowners that enjoy quality equipment. Exmark made a first rate commercial in my books.
  10. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    we have alot of Gravely advertisements down here

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