Originally Posted by ztrguy
I know of a lot of guys that buy John Deere just because it's a John Deere. Farmers will tell you they love their John Deeres. They might love the color or just love the name. Buying decisions are made on looks, brand, performance. Just look at Ford, Dodge, and Chevy. If you grow up owning one particular brand most will stick with that brand. Just because they like the looks or think it's the best brand. We grew up on John Deere tractors, but we own Exmark and Toro ZTRs right now. In the future, it will probably be all green John Deere equipment just because we grew up on the Yellow and Green.
I have been on John Deere equipment for a very long time farming but never owned a zero turn John Deere mower. I had the chance to run the 777 about a week ago and I still believe that John Deere green and yellow looks the best in everything and their zero turn mower is the best looking one on the market but I have been brain washed by so many years of looking over the hoods and platforms of John Deere tractors and combines.