In October 2018, with several open territories available and needing a distributor, Walker Manufacturing Company took the opportunity to start a wholly owned subsidiary company, Walker Distributing Company. The territory being covered is the majority of Texas, Kansas and Tennessee, all of Kentucky, and the Oklahoma Panhandle. The new company joins 48 other Walker distributors worldwide in supplying Walker Mowers, attachments and service parts to dealers throughout their territories.
I recently had the opportunity to train dealers and large commercial customers on basic maintenance of the Walker Mower. The topic of blade maintenance came up, and there were some very interesting thoughts and ideas presented by technicians on this topic. With this in mind, I would like to put forth a few thoughts on blade maintenance (with the note that most of this information can be found in your operator’s manual).
Imagine simultaneously launching a lawn maintenance business and buying a new home while having only two customers, both non-paying. That’s what Jeff Nichols did in 2003 after quitting his job as a route salesperson for Frito-Lay.