The Toro buyout with LT Rich has got me really angry. I ordered a thatcher and a overseeder for my LT rich aerator. I ordered the two attachments on April 2. I was promised a two week period before they arrived. I called two weeks to the day after not receiving the attachments. What they told me was a big surprise! Toro is shutting down the LT rich factory and moving it to Minnesota. None of the employees are going. In fact, from what I was told. most everyone on the assembly line left there jobs after hearing the news of the plant being shut down. This is leaving left them extremely short staffed to fulfill spring orders. Well, Its been three weeks now and the overseeder just arrived at site one. The thatcher is still missing. I recently worked really hard to acquire a huge new account that I take very seriously. I made promises to them because I was told that I would receive the attachments within two weeks. I was hired to thatch 18 acres of mowable lawn and a private estate. It was Friday afternoon (April 20th) and I was expecting the attachments to arrive. No attachments! I had already pushed the very large thatching job off earlier in the week. I was supposed to be there on Saturday (April 21). I was panicking until my friend offered to let me use his Jarco thatcher. (BTW is awesome) This allowed me to fulfill my commitment to my new customer. The way I feel about this situation. Is that by announcing the shut down of the LT Rich company at the start of the spring season. That gave the employees good reason to walk off the job. Toro failed to make other provisions to fulfill spring orders. The right thing to do would have been to wait until the spring rush was over to make that announcement of the shutdown. My livelihood and my reputation was at stake here. To say that I am upset is an understatement. I've been in business for 18 years. I've Been through it all just like some of the guys on this site. I will never buy anything from Toro. There has to other people out there dealing with the same thing.