Is that a deere??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GLS, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ran into this webpage of recalled backpack blowers, and taking a look at the second picture...the green one...is that a deere? They say it is, but I have never seen a deere that looks like that. They are normally yellow, although I have seen them in green. Anyone have a blower like this or know if it is really a deere?

    here's the address:

    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01178.html
     
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    ummmm, pssst!!!

    You have a link for us to compare to -LOL!!! Got ya all mixed up and wonderin whats wrong with the picture so much you forgot to post it. :(

    Thanks dude!!! :D

    That unit looks exactly like an echo with a green engine cover. Thats scary!!!

    Kris
     
  3. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    looks like a green machine
     
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    That Deere blower is marketed under Green Machine, but it is made by Robin...........
     
  6. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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    So would the green machine be a similar situation to Homelites relationship with Deere??? I have been told that basically Homelite makes the units and Deere markets them with the ol' green n yellow.

    Thanks for clarifying.
    Kris
     
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    John Deere bought the Green Machine name many years ago....
    They bought Homelite a few years back.
    Funny thing is when they went to market the Green Machine by John Deere, the Homelite stuff would not cut it.
    So they went to Robin and had them make most of the Green Machine marketed equipment.
    Another funny thing is that John Deere is selling the Homelite division now........
     
  8. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    I dont know about the backpack but up until recently echo made deeres hedge trimmers / they were better back them.
     

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