Deere Marries Great Dane

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sammy, Dec 18, 2000.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Just read where John Deere has bought Great Dane.

    That make you Dane guys happy or sad ?
     
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I wonder what their off-spring will look like!
     
  3. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    My opinion:

    John Deere= Crap
    I hope the Dane blueprints are used instead of Deere and not the other way around.

     
  4. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    They will probably have to stick with the Dane design because they pay licensing fees to Wright for a few of the technolgies involved with the machines.
     
  5. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 475

    it is true.....go here to see it....http://www.deere.com/deerecom/_Newsroom/great_dane_2000.htm
     
  6. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 475

  7. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 536

    It's been said that it takes a big man to realize his limitations and obviously John Deere has seen that it's commercial line doesn't quite make the grade compared to the "real" commercial lines, so subsequently they've taken a major step forward in improving their presence by acquiring an innovative company such as Great Dane. Lynn
     
  8. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 527

    Lynn, i cant agree with you more, well said!!

    Rich
    Precision Landscaping LLC
     
  9. tpirobert

    tpirobert LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    So what will be Dane Scag's next company? I'm sure he can't sit back and just enjoy his money:)
     
  10. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    I REALLY LOOKED HARD AT A 61 DANE BEFORE BUYING
    THE EXMARK.NOW IM SO GLAD I DIDNT BUY.
    Ihave just too many experiences where i
    felt like JD was gouging people to exstream.
    Feel sorry for any one who has to go to them
    for any repairs.JUST MINE TM COUNTRY
     

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