Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

‘Tis The Season To Be Cuttin’ And Bikin’

As the Whitsundays slowly moves into its cooler months, locals are getting ready to start growing, especially in the horticultural hub of Bowen.

Scott Raisbeck at Bowen Small Motors and Cycles said he was expecting major interest in his store’s products during what is the “biggest season of the year for all things garden equipment”.

“Next season of growing, that’s going to be big for outdoor power equipment, blowers, snippers, mowers, and everything we’ve got,” Scott said.

“What we always see around this time of year is a massive increase in the demand for these products, and rightfully so; it’s all about growing and gardening at this time of year.”

But Bowen Small Motors and Cycles doesn’t just cover the entire stock range - including Hustler, Stihl, Hansa, Bushranger, Honda, and more – it also repairs all outdoor power equipment, a demand which has seen Scott hire some new staff.

“With more staff now, we’re able to deal with the oncoming demand,” he said.

“It’s obvious how a few extra hands around the place can help you with turnaround time with repairs and keep the customers happy, as well as us ticking along.”

Scott said that, despite the cooling down, residents needed to be wary of cyclone season’s capacity to rear its ugly head in March.

“Staying on top of your generators in case we get a cyclone coming through in that part of the year– which still occurs,” he said.

“Those generators might need some looking into and certainly might need replacing.”

And despite the gloom of potential weather events, the Bowen Small Motors and Cycles owner was eager to remember that cooler weather is the perfect time to get out on your bike – another service that the all-in-one shop stop was more than happy to oblige with.

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