I want to purchase your 50lb mixer, specifically from you to support Waltons. I like most everything about Walton’s that I’ve seen, and want to support you with my money purchases. Like a lot of folks, I bought equipment elsewhere before I discovered Waltons, and now I want to use your mixer with my existing grinder. Your 50lb mixer has 40 questions, 27 of them are asking if it can hookup to other mixers. The answer to every one of them, “we don’t know, not designed for it…”
All 27 people wanting to buy your mixer had to ask these questions because your given product info and specs are very incomplete, and don’t contain many actual specs to help folks make decisions. It would be very helpful for prospective customers if someone could walk over with a micrometer and some calipers, and take some measurement pics of the spline and collar hookup, and post them. It would be a good move if you addressed the problem/opportunity that those questions all represent.
I’ve watched your podcasts, seen your great online presence, and I think you have a motivated team in place that can improve in meeting your customer needs in this product area.
You have a golden opportunity here that comes from fortuitous design of your 50lb mixer: the outer diameter of the collar is 2-1/16in, which will slip into the larger Inner Diameter collare for L*M, Meat!, C*****s, and Weston mixers that use a 3/4" 6-spline drive shaft… allowing YOUR mixer to be the only one of the bunch that might be almost universal. The only thing holding your sales back is you documenting this fit.
People already own those grinders or they wouldn’t ask about them. So posting those specs doesn’t lose you and grinder purchases, it just fails to SELL your mixer and capture business that previously went to L*M and C*****s. I love your awesome business, and would really like to see folks be able to buy your mixer, even if they own another brand grinder. Your 50lb mixer DOES WORK with several competing grinders, I have read at least 3 threads here with customers posting pics and successful hookups. You don’t have to commit that it will work or take on liability, just post the measurements and let your very smart users make their own informed decisions.
Even better, if your were really gung ho, design and sell spline/collar adaptors for L*M, C*****s, and Weston grinders, and your smaller grinders. make your mixer universal. You would take over the market.
Hoping for the best for your business, and that you take this suggestion in the positive light I intended.