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Old 11-30-02, 09:37 PM
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Small Engine/Lawnmower Supplies

Recently I have planned to open my own business in my area that will repair small engines on ATVs and Lawnmowers. I have plenty of catalogs and such with ATV parts but what about lawnmower parts? I need quick reliable service companies, anybody know of any? Any company with catalogs and overnite shipping would really be appreciated! Thanks all!

Old 11-30-02, 11:58 PM
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Major aftermarket suppliers are Stens, Silverstreak/Oregon,
Primeline, and Rotary. To get parts for the engine's, you need
an account with the distributor for your area. What state
or country are you in?
Old 12-01-02, 07:46 AM
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Hello and Welcome Kyle to the Do-It-Yourself Web Site and our Small Engine forum.

If you are planning on or currently have a small engine repair shop, contact the manufacturers. Request a distributors list. Be aware that many OEM parts will not or may not be available to you as an independent repair facility.

As an independent small engine repair shop, manufacturers require that you stock & sell their product lines to obtain OEM parts from distributors. Non OEM parts excluded.

In doing so, the manufacturers protect dealers. Distributors of OEM parts cannot sell to non dealers in this fashion. It's fair to dealers to be provided with some form of protection but may not seem that way to non dealers. Variations occur.

Potential sources for manuals and or replacement parts:

BILLIOU'S 1-209-784-4102

L.S.THORPE CO. INC. 1-617-776-2445

I do not have any affiliations nor vested interests in either of these retail parts suppliers. Provided solely to assist with locating parts.

Other small engine service and repair professionals, replying within this forum, may be able to offer you additional locations and or sources to obtain manuals and or parts.

Check back on your topic several times.

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Old 12-01-02, 09:36 AM
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Thanks for the help so far. I live in the lovely State of Ohio! I know for most of my distributors for ATV and Snowmobile parts are all michigan depots, so I'm probably betting the same with lawnmowers.

I'll look up those companies though, thanks again.

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