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who pays for this?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, May 26, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i recently bought a new walkbehind. the dealer ordered, and assembled it. i took it out, and brought it back a day later. the deck was tearing up the grass. in other words, i had almost no clearence between the deck and the ground, which in turn caused the deck to tear up the turf . the dealer said it was assembled as per specs. i say, it was not a useable piece of equipment. he raised the deck one "notch", now it is fine. should i be charged for this?
  2. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Heck no!!!!

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    No dealer support
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Dam chinese lawn mowers, and the dealers that sell & service them :D
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Interesting thought...isn't it?

    Save a few bucks in the beginning to cost down the road.
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,287

    If you bought one of those cheap mowers and did not check the way it was set up BEFORE you took it home I would not expect the dealer to do shop work for free. This is were inexperienced lawn boys trying to save a buck get educated.
  7. alwaysgreener

    alwaysgreener LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I'm with dishboy... You should test and know everything about the equipment before taking it out into the real world.
  8. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    no of course you should not pay for it. i never do. what mower did you get. did you buy or lease the mower.
  9. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 906

    If its that hard to change the cutting height on a mower I know I wouldn't buy it. If its not why didn'nt you just do it instead of going to the hassle of bringing it back?
  10. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735

    I think you should put it on the invoice of the lady who's fence you broke.. Tell her that her plastic fence caused this problem....

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