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have you looked at the quick mowers?you can get a brand new one within your pricerange .
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Have not look at them. Are they any good?
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Have not look at them. Are they any good?
I recommend bobcat you will find it in the same price range as quick with dealer support.
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Have not look at them. Are they any good?
they are supposed to be pretty good,but as wand has said they dont have any dealers,just sell them from the factory .You might live close enough to the factory though ,that it might not matter to you .
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they are supposed to be pretty good,but as wand has said they dont have any dealers,just sell them from the factory .You might live close enough to the factory though ,that it might not matter to you .
my problem with them is what happens if they have a bad year, with no real dealer support you could be in a world of hurt. If you can fix your own stuff it might be ok but you will most likely not be able to get any parts locally. Bobcat mowers can in a lot of cases be bought locally with a dealer to stand behind it for the same price.
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I thinking of coming up with a little more funds and get a new 36in commercial walk behind belt driven. I dont have a lot of accounts and that size could still get through gated back yards. It should be a good starter mower and if I do better than expected this season I will invest in a stander or Zturn..
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I thinking of coming up with a little more funds and get a new 36in commercial walk behind belt driven. I dont have a lot of accounts and that size could still get through gated back yards. It should be a good starter mower and if I do better than expected this season I will invest in a stander or Zturn..
if you have a lot of gates in your area that is a good idea, A plus is you should be able to get it way under $3000 New or cheaper then that used.
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Yeah today I just looked at a new 36in scag for $2700.00 I think im going to purchase it. My next mower will be a stander or z turn. Its probably better to grow with the business and get bigger mowers as the accounts get bigger..
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Where is there competitive advantage then? Why do you think they chose this business model if they are going to be priced the same and then have no local mechanical support?
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Where is there competitive advantage then? Why do you think they chose this business model if they are going to be priced the same and then have no local mechanical support?
They chose this model because the mower market is saturated with brands and dealers did not want to pick up another one. Especially one that looks like it was made in china(GXI and worldlawn look just like the quick) We see all kinds of lawsuits that could make parts for these units hard to get so we avoid the headaches as we have to face this guy who bought a mower from us and can not even get blades for it...

They have to sell direct or threw a store like home depot or lowes as they do not care about customer support or repair, they just send you to the local dealer for parts.

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