Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Need Help with a new mower!


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-04-2011, 02:11 PM
moonflower920 moonflower920 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
moonflower920 is on a distinguished road
Default Need Help with a new mower!

This is my 2nd year in the lawn business. I have spent my winter months looking for a good walk behind commercial mower. I have found a company in NC. called Better Outdoor products. The price of there equipment to me is very resonable. Their website is www.quickmowers.com Can any one tell me of their personal experience with this mower. Thanks
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 02-04-2011, 03:03 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by moonflower920 View Post
This is my 2nd year in the lawn business. I have spent my winter months looking for a good walk behind commercial mower. I have found a company in NC. called Better Outdoor products. The price of there equipment to me is very resonable. Their website is www.quickmowers.com Can any one tell me of their personal experience with this mower. Thanks
Better outdoor products is an mower that is only sold threw 1 store. you can also only get parts from this same 1 store, you have no breakdown available to dealers but then again no dealer network, and the if you search them on the internet the customer support reviews for the most part suck. Other then that honesty is is not the best mower out but it will cut grass. Just expect lots of downtime if you have problems. Also if they go under you can not get parts for it at all.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-04-2011, 06:09 PM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

I have to agree with the last poster ,except from what I saw everyone dealing with the company loved the company ,not always the mower .If you bought this mower,and it broke one day,have you got a back-up plan to get your accounts done ? I would think if you lived near where these units are made , they would make a very good entry level machine .
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-05-2011, 06:07 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,365
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

What is your view on why they don't have resellers? Is it to keep prices lower? If that is the case, are their prices low enough to justify all this?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-05-2011, 09:51 AM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

I think the company doesnt have the working funds or manufacturing capabilities to set up a large dealer network .I think its to their detriment to run this way as customers seeking comercial equipment need the equipment on the lawn working,not waiting for parts to be shipped in sometime to be installed by somebody that probably has never seen one of these machines before .They may be thinking the company store is saving customers money,but it isnt , as the price of goods goes down when bought in volume .Buying 100 kawasaki engines a year will cost the manufacturer more per unit,than if they bought 5000 a year .
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-05-2011, 11:22 AM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruces View Post
I think the company doesnt have the working funds or manufacturing capabilities to set up a large dealer network .I think its to their detriment to run this way as customers seeking comercial equipment need the equipment on the lawn working,not waiting for parts to be shipped in sometime to be installed by somebody that probably has never seen one of these machines before .They may be thinking the company store is saving customers money,but it isnt , as the price of goods goes down when bought in volume .Buying 100 kawasaki engines a year will cost the manufacturer more per unit,than if they bought 5000 a year .
I have a different idea on the subject, I think he is looking at the anti-dealer sentiment and trying to play into this buy it online cheaper mentality. Also dealers do not want to sign on with a company in mass groves till they are at least 5 years old as we want to make sure we will be able to get parts for them and not sell a customer a mower that is junk after a year due to no parts.

The major problem he has is no breakdowns or ways to at least sell parts to dealers.

Also what you said about the engine cost is true he is cutting cost someplace I can assure you it is more expensive to make 300 mowers then 3000 the dealers are not making that much on mowers. Most of the time we drop the majority of our profit on mowers to get the parts sells and have more mowers out.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-06-2011, 07:24 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,365
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
trying to play into this buy it online cheaper mentality.
Are the mowers much cheaper compared with similar models?

If not, where would the pricing need to be to make people see there is a lower price and want to try the Quick 36 mower or any of their other mowers?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ferris Mower Vs. Scag Mower briandel265 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 19 02-22-2012 08:39 PM
car for mower jklawncare Community Assistance 2 06-22-2010 11:48 AM
Mower Tex0219 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 2 05-29-2010 07:10 AM
Bad boy mower mzlawncare Introduce Yourself 2 02-21-2010 09:29 AM
Snapper NXT mower: The next generation of mower? SuperiorPower Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 0 11-22-2009 09:24 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
Today 12:35 AM
by Steve
13 175
Hello
designr69
Yesterday 02:47 PM
Today 12:29 AM
by Steve
1 28
Hello All
HappyGrass
05-27-2015 10:10 PM
Today 12:27 AM
by Steve
4 88
big job for me....need...
holymoly
05-28-2015 06:15 AM
Today 12:26 AM
by Steve
5 111
What a JERK!
Chilehead
05-06-2015 08:13 AM
05-28-2015 03:13 PM
by HappyGrass
16 829
5 things you would...
Steve
09-11-2008 08:53 AM
05-28-2015 03:02 PM
by HappyGrass
5 2,162
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
05-28-2015 12:31 PM
by Steve
5 128
Equipment dealers
mattthelawnguy
05-21-2015 04:33 PM
05-28-2015 12:20 PM
by Steve
6 221
Things your lawn care...
Steve
05-27-2015 11:48 AM
05-27-2015 11:48 AM
by Steve
0 67
I can't believe people...
ExtremeLawncareServices
05-25-2015 10:29 AM
05-27-2015 11:45 AM
by jrs.landscaping
9 272
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
05-27-2015 11:35 AM
by Steve
5 197
Pissed off customers
stonegatedesigns
05-26-2015 05:29 PM
05-27-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
3 141
Great start to the season
jcurr33
05-25-2015 08:49 PM
05-26-2015 01:50 PM
by Steve
2 103
uploading video on here?
holymoly
05-24-2015 08:13 AM
05-26-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
2 102
new here ! need help
pgrace
05-23-2015 11:29 PM
05-26-2015 01:35 PM
by Steve
1 121
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
05-26-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
14 413
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
05-26-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
5 238
More Rain or Less?
Steve
05-20-2015 12:06 PM
05-24-2015 04:37 PM
by SGL1
12 305
Irrigation
pboy8634
02-21-2010 12:46 PM
05-22-2015 10:05 PM
by biglee
25 8,487
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
05-22-2015 09:58 PM
by biglee
37 9,243
Peace garden ideas
SGL1
05-13-2015 03:15 PM
05-21-2015 07:51 PM
by avetslawncare
16 552
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
05-20-2015 09:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
84 6,909
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
05-19-2015 08:22 PM
by SGL1
15 849
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-19-2015 04:12 PM
by NinaMarie86
1,223 390,494
New Lawn Service
carmelitaslawnservice
05-19-2015 10:02 AM
05-19-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
1 148
Landscaper Jailed After...
SGL1
05-18-2015 08:15 AM
05-19-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
5 251
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
05-19-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
38 2,061
feeling like im being...
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:33 AM
05-19-2015 02:11 PM
by Steve
6 258
good news yesterday
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:08 AM
05-19-2015 06:16 AM
by Bradcook21
3 186
ignition coil
jasonw
05-12-2015 05:31 PM
05-18-2015 12:07 PM
by Steve
3 300
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
05-18-2015 12:06 PM
by Steve
13 739
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
05-15-2015 08:46 PM
by biglee
22 1,552
big dog mowers?
Bradcook21
05-13-2015 04:03 PM
05-14-2015 10:55 AM
by Steve
4 329
Small HOA Bid
lxarth
05-06-2015 10:37 PM
05-13-2015 11:55 AM
by Steve
9 560
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
05-13-2015 11:51 AM
by Steve
11 681
Fired for refusing to...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:15 AM
05-12-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
6 550
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
05-12-2015 03:53 AM
by jrs.landscaping
31 1,155
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
05-11-2015 01:15 PM
by Steve
6 1,073
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
05-10-2015 07:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,100
Bought my first STIHL...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:29 AM
05-10-2015 08:36 AM
by Mr. Mow
9 456
advice wanted please and...
CHenricks
05-07-2015 08:40 PM
05-08-2015 04:20 PM
by CHenricks
7 473
Hello
SallyBorowicz
05-06-2015 11:14 AM
05-08-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
3 378
Mower Advice
tl757
05-06-2015 02:31 PM
05-08-2015 01:45 PM
by Steve
6 511
Home today...Still...
biglee
05-06-2015 11:59 AM
05-07-2015 12:06 PM
by biglee
2 380
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-07-2015 11:17 AM
by Steve
79 4,074
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
05-07-2015 10:57 AM
by Steve
16 1,081
Looking good
mrsmichigan
05-06-2015 09:47 AM
05-07-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
1 318
What are your biggest...
Steve
05-05-2015 01:24 PM
05-07-2015 10:52 AM
by Steve
2 374
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
05-06-2015 07:15 PM
by TheYardGuy
12 1,164
Go daddy web site and...
jcurr33
05-04-2015 06:00 PM
05-05-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
2 403
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bush commercial curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental estimate facebook foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business how to husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan managing a lawn care business marketing more customers business mr dave mulch new business patio install per hour service pricing pto scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision shell shreaded small engine repair snow plowing sq ft square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns swzt theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy