Great Deere?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Red_Rattler, Feb 27, 2001.

  1. Red_Rattler

    Red_Rattler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Has anyone heard about John Deere buying out Great Dane? I heard that rumor flying around, and woundering if it was true. I hope its not because I own 3 of there 60inchers with the awesome high lift decks. Thats the main reason I went away from Deere, they didn't give me the nice crisp lines like the Dane does.
  2. zipp669

    zipp669 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    Yes it is true.
    John Deere has bought great Dane.
    Not sure when it happened but I heard it at my exmark dealer last week.
    Now the Great Dane Scag will try to improve John Deere mowers & he is now employed by Deere.
  3. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Yes, alas tis true.
    It all happened on or about 18 December.
    I too hate to pay for green paint. BUT My dealer "told me he heard" That GD was going to be a different entity of deere. So youll see green danes and Yellow danes.
    Deere has done that for years.
    If I heard right they also own a part of vermeer, I do know for sure their "V" hay rake is exactly the same.

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