Checked out the tractors at Lowes
Posted March 31, 2011 - 07:55 PM
Posted March 31, 2011 - 08:04 PM
and they sure don't make them like they used to. Their top of the line had a really thin sheet metal frame. I just don't see how they will hold up to anything other than cutting grass.
That is the problem though, most of society would rather just replace something once it is broke so the new tractors fit perfect. We are the minority as far as keeping stuff going as long as we can.
Posted March 31, 2011 - 08:10 PM
I did have the same feeling when I recently visited Lowes. The best GT for sale was the Husquavarna GT. Not bad, but not what you can get used for the same money.
I did recently see a commercial on television for the new Dixon. It even mentioned the ground engaging ability of it's sleeve hitch. I don't know if Husquvarna makes it or not?
I agree though, most folks don't want to pay too much and only want to mow the grass and maybe tow a little trailer. Present company excluded.
Sorry for the long winded way to agree with you. Had to get it out I guess.
Posted March 31, 2011 - 08:17 PM
Posted April 02, 2011 - 06:32 AM
Posted April 02, 2011 - 07:21 AM
Yes the "good" ones can still be had, but be prepared to pay.
You've got that right.
Posted April 02, 2011 - 07:26 AM
Posted April 02, 2011 - 07:46 AM
Posted April 02, 2011 - 08:15 AM
Posted April 02, 2011 - 12:40 PM
"Its transmission is rated for ground engagement attachments like areators, pluggers, and dethachers"
I bit my tongue and kept walking, after all he was just parroting what he had been told.
Posted May 01, 2011 - 07:50 AM
Posted May 01, 2011 - 12:48 PM
Posted May 05, 2011 - 02:29 AM
The debate was on for the wife and I to decide if the old tractor we were offered was worth $500.
We were new here, and I had been helping out a retired neighbor getting ready to move.(found out he taught shop to the owner of my company)
I did not know what a "garden tractor" was, but this machine with a shaft driven mower and tiller, hydrolic lift, and a plow blade just really impressed me.
So the research began, and the closest thing we could find started at $8000. without any attachments. Well that was an easy choice, if we had only known that old Bolens would be so addictive...lol
It's discusting to see the scrap they are selling with that name on it now, but I recon thats how it's gotta be done now...
You can't stay in business if you make stuff that can last for generations..........