Written by Gene Caballero on August 15, 2016
Every season, no matter how much proactive maintenance we do on our equipment, it's going to break down. Broken belts, dirty engine spark arrestors, or leaking hydraulic fluid, will cause delays in our routes and are part of our lives as lawn care professionals. I don’t care if you are running a brand new Exmark Lazer Z DS equipment or any used models, the "I am having equipment issues" will be emailed, text, or spoken to your customers as some point in your career.
What can alleviate the pain of losing time, money, and patience on these unplanned repairs is having a go-to repair shop that can have you back up and running in no time. Someone that you can trust, knows your business, and respects your budget are all qualities of not only a significant other but of a solid local repair shop.
So what GreenPal did was ask some of Charlotte, North Carolinas top lawn care pros who they went to and why.
Chance Rosenberger, owner of Curb Appeal Landscape, who services Charlotte and also cuts grass in Concord, NC goes and sees Jerry at Lay of the Land on Monroe Street in Concord. "Jerry has been taking care of all my needs for years now. Whether its stuff under warranty or out of warranty, they have always treated me fair and upfront with all of my repairs. We have a good relationship with them and I will continue to bring my business to them." As an authorized BigDog Mowers, BOB-CAT, and Dixie chopper dealer they have the largest selection of commercial grade mowers including Toro, Hustler, and Wright.
Commercial Equipment Repair-Charlotte, TN
Saki with Greek Lawn Care, who does landscaping in Gastonia, North Carolina and Charlotte, uses Commercial Equipment Repair in Charlotte, North Carolina. "Every time I bring any equipment in for repair, they are so fast at getting my repairs done and that is why I love working with them. They have me back mowing in no time. No job is too big or too small for them."
Sink Farm Equipment-Statesville, NC
Sink Farm Equipment has been in business since 1965 and offer the full line of Kubota equipment and Kawasaki utility vehicles. They also sell, service, and provide parts for a wide variety of equipment lines including Echo, Shindaiwa, and Vermeer.
Matthews Power Equipment-Matthews, NC
Viu from Lawn Care Pro, who cuts yards in Kannapolis, NC and surrounding areas, loves dealing with Matthews Power Equipment. “I had my Poulan chain saw serviced here last week and it now runs at least as well as it did when it was new. Price was very reasonable, and I will be back whenever I need small engine service.” As a Stihl authorized dealer, they have been in sales and service for over 30 years and also service every power tool imaginable. "If they dont service, you dont need it," Viu laughs.
Wagner Hardware Co-Statesville, NC
Wagner Hardware is a locally owned and operated hardware store servicing the Statesville, Troutman, and Mooresville communities since 1950. They specialize in chain saw sharpening, full lawn mower repair including blade sharpening, parts, and accessories. They pride themselves on personal service and fair pricing.
Whether you are needing to replace a belt on your John Deere at home or are out in the field and need some major work done, call one of these local repair shops and they will have you back out and mowing in no time.
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