Gravely Dealer of the Week – Hondo's Sales & Service – Sioux Rapids, IA

Hondo's Sales & Service has been in the outdoor power equipment business for over 18 years.  The existing business they purchased introduced Ariens products to the area in the 1960's.  Hondo's Sales added Gravely to their product offering in 2004, with continued Gravely sales growth each year.

 The best-selling Gravely model at Hondo's over the years has been split equally between the entry level ZT series, the high-end residential XL series, and the 1-year commercial warranted HD series. Their most popular attachment is the hitch kit although the suspension seat has proved to be a popular upgrade for the HD series due to the existence of rough country lawn in the area.

Their motto is the focus of their business, "Your Zero-Turn Headquarters." With 18 years of experience, dedicated sales and service staff, and a great location, they have found continued success. According to Erik E. Mosbo "Hondo," owner, "The high-quality of Ariens' products and Gravely equipment have garnered us many lifelong customers.  We just don't see our customers wanting to trade their Gravely mowers for anything else. They are the best!"

Hondo's Sales & Service's tip of the week is, "High-pressure air is a good friend to any lawnmower, big or small. Blowing the debris from your mower after you are done keeps the machine clean and makes people look at the equipment. Sometimes a future problem can be avoided by going through this ritual," (i.e. a nail or screw in a tire or a stick wedged in an area that could affect a belt).

Numerous landscape professionals have taken advantage of Gravely fleet pricing. The money they save makes Gravely extremely competitive in the zero-turn market. The HD series with the one year commercial warranty has become a hit because they are easy to maneuver yet durable enough to overcome challenging mowing conditions all-day long.

"It's rewarding to meet our Gravely customers in public. They smile and say, 'I sure love my Gravely.' One customer said that in their household, their mower is not referred to as a lawnmower, it is, 'The Gravely.' If we could magically lineup all of our Gravely customers, you'd find all of them love their mowers — ALL of them. The Ariens company vision states, 'Astounded Customers,' and we get to see first-hand what that means." states Hondo.

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