am i the only one that didnt know??.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnSmith, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    this may be old news as i havent had time to browse this board as much as i would like. but, a close friend of mine works for John Deere and he gets to see all the companies John Deere owns.

    one of the most shocking to me was ECHO. yes, John Deere owns ECHO.

    anyone else know this? have i been out of the loop too long?
  2. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Posts: 554

    I didnt know that, I wonder why there equipment doesnt match? Same stuff just different colors.
  3. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    I always wondered about that.. My Deere dealer (Ontrac) sells Echo equipment.. Now I know why...:cool:
  4. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    Guys it has been like that for 10 years! Put them side by side and there are few differences.
  5. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    Funny thing about JD making Echo. There is a dedicated JD dealership nearby and he sells very little JD 2 stroke. He carried the complete Echo line until last year. He got rid of it and now carries Stihl and no JD 2 stroke stuff. You can buy JD push mowers up to compact tractors. Matt
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Hmmmm.....Then why the apparent drop in echo quality?
  7. sidebuz

    sidebuz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    The John Deere engineers were too busy working on the ag equipment (combines, tractors, planters, etc) and trying to keep up with the competition:D They just revamped/redesigned their combines, tractors, planters, and sprayers. They will get around the lawn equipment some day...

    Anybody got a quarter of a million so I can buy a new combine?:eek:
  8. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438

    :angry: :cry: :angry: :cry: :nono: please tell me this is false!!!!
  9. ducky1

    ducky1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    Same with homelite
  10. challenger55

    challenger55 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    didn't the jd have the kaw. on it though

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