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What are the differences in and Big Dog mowers ?

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What are the differences in Hustler and Big Dog mowers ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

The Big Dog is the lower priced mower , that Excel has introduced to give the BAd Boy mowers some competition in the lower price ranges. The Hustler is the higher end product, from Excel, the Big Dog is there supposedly lower priced models to sell through the big box stores and not through the Hustler dealers! It's all marketing to gain more market share!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
From the pricing I am seeing, the 36" Hustler Raptor is $200 less than the Bug Dog Alpha. By your response, I am confused. Are Big Dogs Alpha 36" the exact same as the Hustler Raptor 36 "? If not, can you please specify the differences? The motor and transmission are the same.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Same mowers with different tags, made in the same plant! By having two like mowers, with same parts, they sell more, giving them more market share!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

What did you wind up with?