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is stihl made by ryobi?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by weapons of grass destruction, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. weapons of grass destruction

    weapons of grass destruction LawnSite Member
    Messages: 228

    Talking with friend today.
    And he said that stihl is made by briggs & straton & ryobi.
    Is that true.
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    Lol, no........
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,020

    Sure, and John Deere tractors are made by MTD:rolleyes:

    Your friend needs to stop drinking the internet koolaid. Neither one are true.
  4. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    No, ef no.

    Ryobi is own by some chinese company called TTI. TTI owns milwaukee, Dirt Devil, Hoover, blah blah blah

    Briggs is Briggs, they own Ferris, Snapper Pro, Snapper and a bunch of other stuff.

    Stihl is Stihl and i believe they own Zama Carbs as well. Stihl is a solid company all around just like Briggs. TTI well, we'll see. They are already killing many Milwaukee tools that used to be made in the USA.
  5. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    Is Deere making their garden tractors? The ones sold at Home Cheapo and Blowes? I was told they were, just curious.
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,020

    Yes, Deere actually makes ALL of their L&G tractors, even the ones sold at HD and Lowe's. The ones like those sold at HD and Lowe's are made in Greeneville TN. (The heavier duty L&G tractors are made in Horicon WI, not Iowa as stated in one of the links below). They are exactly the same as those sold at JD dealers as well, which is another rumor on the net- that those sold at bigbox stores are inferior. The internet rumor about them being made by MTD simply gets repeated so often, it'll probably never die.



  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I think your friend may have been trying to make conversation but that is not true,
    Stihl is a physical corporation located in Germany and named after its founder Andreas Stihl,
    the corporation itself is stock-based thou I'm not sure if it's private or public but it goes officially
    by the name of Stihl A.G. (which stands for Aktien-Gesselschaft, the german equivalent of our Inc.).
    Stihl is thus a German product, made in Germany by a German corporation.

    Ryobi I believe is Japanese but I'm not sure, however they are most certainly not the same company, not at all.
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,020

    Partly correct here. Stihl is a German based co, and originally all their products were made there, but that's no longer true. Stihl USA is based in Virgina Beach, Virginia where they make all sorts of outdoor power products right here in the US-

  9. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,844

    Actually Stihl, Exmark and Scag are all made by Walmart:laugh::laugh:
  10. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
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