OCDC Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfcare, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Does anyone know of an OCDC that will fit a Toro 62" Deck. I called "The Director" and they did not know. They said they would get back to me. I called "Masterchute" and no one answered the phone. I have read bad things about the "Trimmer Trap Blade Blocker". NEED HELP! <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/8/8_9_3v.gif' border=0></a>
  2. Ricks Z28

    Ricks Z28 LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 122

    I do know that the Director will fit the eXmark's , Scags & the new Kobota Pro z 60" but I don't know about the Toro models.
  3. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Have you tried Qwikchute.com?
  4. MasterForm

    MasterForm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    MasterChute has them for the new Z255.

    Send me an e-mail and we may be able to get the SFS 62" deck.
  5. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I am interested in the bad things you have read about Trimmer Trap.......please tell.......

  6. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    You have mail. I have left two messages with no response.
  7. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Yes, I have called them as well and no one will answer the phone there either.
  8. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    It kinda blows my mind that all these various companies making OCDC's have such poor product presentation and marketing. We have to hunt them down to buy their products! They SHOULD all have, at a minimum:

    1. A website showing the DETAILS of the product and perhaps even a short video or slideshow if bandwidth permits.
    2. A list of what models it fits perfectly and what models you can modify it to fit. (this means bite the bullet and design it to fit all popular models if you ever want it to take off big as a product)
    3. A price list
    4. Instructions for ordering.
    5. Accept MC/Visa. Smart buyers don't want to send you $300 and HOPE you're a legit company. They want chargeback protection and will pay more to get it.
    6. An Ebay auction for them running constantly. This is nearly FREE ADVERTISING! Anyone wanting an OCDC will see yours when they search ebay for them.
    7. Put the mounting instructions on the website so we can see if it's worth the effort. Put us at ease as to whether it's something we'd like in real use.
    8. Ads on places like Lawnsite.com where decision makers go for information on products.

    The current plan seems to be a couple of photos and "trust us, you'll love it" and "call us for details". Sorry, but I and I'm sure others don't have time to waste playing 20 questions with someone on the phone who may or may not know the product well.

    I guess brilliant engineers aren't necessarily good business people. This is an item that could wind up being as ubiquitous as grass catchers or stand on sulkys, yet I rarely see them around. A huge opportunity is being lost. The first company to do the above will dominate the market (see Wright Velke) even if its product is only adequate. Why? Because as sales volume rises per-unit costs will go way down, and nobody will be able to compete on price. And inertia. People buy what they see out there working well for others. For example. Ebay is flawed, yet it's so big now nobody can compete. This allows Ebay to raise rates w/ near impunity. Its stock price has tripled in the last year or so.

    So get with it.
  9. MR. Nomo

    MR. Nomo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I just call Meg-Mo.....Nobody there either????
  10. Ricks Z28

    Ricks Z28 LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 122

    This message is for Mr. Nomo. I agree with your comments, However, if you would do a search on the OCDC on this site you WILL find that by in large ( 80% ) of the feedback is , I can build one for $5 or $10 bucks. With that kind of mentallity from the consumer I can see why the manufacturer's are doing what they are doing. I mean " Why Bother " for 20% ?

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