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Old May 31, 2013, 03:33 PM
Phil Phil is offline
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Default Who Needs a WeedWacker When You Can Use a Scythe? U.S. scythe sales {Growing} nicely!

Thanks Glen...

Interesting topic and worth Digging into more...

Quick research [Says] there are All kinds of interesting and Creative ways, ideas and much, much more to {Turn/Scythe} this into money making opportunities...

Who Needs a WeedWacker When You Can Use a Scythe?

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While Americans persist in cutting grass with labor-saving devices, faithful scythers believe their old tool has plenty of life left in it. In the dozens just 10 years ago, U.S. scythe sales are nearing 10,000 a year now, for a kit that costs about $200. Predictably, scythe buyers are small, green farmers; unpredictably, they are also city folk and suburbanites.

At Marugg Co., which has been selling scythes out of Tracy City, Tenn., since 1873, the typical scythe buyer used to be an Amish farmer or a horror-movie prop master, according to Amy Wilson, the current owner. Now, it's "anybody and everybody," she says. "It makes it difficult for advertising, but still…"

"I get emails from people who just want to mow the lawn," says Botan Anderson, a Wisconsin scythe promoter. Carol Bryan, owner of Scythe Supply, in Maine, says: "We have backyarders who say, 'My WeedWacker just threw a rock through the window. I want a…how do you pronounce that thing? A sith?' "

Ruth Callard, 58, a personal trainer, got a scythe (rhymes with writhe) to cut the grass around six apple trees that she and a few neighbors have planted on the I-5 freeway embankment in Seattle. The city let them plant but refused to mow. "It's the budget," says Ms. Callard, "so we bought the scythe. The hips do most of the work."

We plan to either open a new branch office in the US, or contract a main distributor in the near future. For the mean time, Scythe Taiwan sales office will take care ...

The students are holding up a scythe, which is an old tool that was used to reap and harvest plants. It is also on the Harvester logo...

Jan 17, 2013 – Would like to see some of these comparisons with the actual total time included: fuel, service, CLEANING, greasing, sharpening rotor blades, ...

Although caution regarding the following...

All the best,

Last edited by Phil : May 31, 2013 at 03:34 PM. Reason: additional info...
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