Who would buy a STIHL mower

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by IntegrityGuy, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. IntegrityGuy

    IntegrityGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    I have always wanted stihl to make a mower. i would even be willing to pay more for it. what would you guys want in a mower that no one else has. Examples: comfort feature, radio, built in gps tracking, noise reduction, diesel walk behind?, automatic steering, hand warmers for in the fall, superior cut quality and standard striping kit, drink holder, anything else?
  2. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Tires that unload all the dog crap right in front of the customers front door. And a gas tank that magicly regenerate gasoline, so I never need to refill it.
  3. IntegrityGuy

    IntegrityGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    haha. i wish but how about something realistic.
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Stihl makes outstanding equipment, however to think that they can just jump into something like building a mower like other companies have been doing for decades and compete with them, is a longshot. I've seen this happen before, most notably when JD went from farm equipment to golf course equipment. It was a total failure on JD's part. JD needs to stick to farm/industrial and Stihl needs to stick to handheld equipment.
  5. JustaGlimpseLandscapeMntc

    JustaGlimpseLandscapeMntc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I'd have to agree. Stihl knows how to build handhelds and do it very well. This is their niche and they should stay focused on providing quality handhelds, as venturing out into new markets often hurts quality of service and products of companies.
  6. markahurley

    markahurley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    kudos. that's hilarious. :)
  7. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    I would just like for them to concentrate on improving their 4 mix technology.
  8. IntegrityGuy

    IntegrityGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Ya i know. i would expect them to work on it for several years befor it would be introduced into the market. This was mainly a fantasy post not for real.
  9. Lucky Star Lawn Care

    Lucky Star Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    Already said......Stihl needs to stay where they are already good at and improve on that. Dont step into a new league. Now for some wishing..maybe a massage seat for ztr's, or a platform for a hotchick to stand on to rub me down while workn....just a thought :cool2:
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,378

    Bingo.......maybe they can put it on this new mower. Wonder if they are putting the 4-mix on their saws?

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