I don't recall bragging about anything-just stating facts about two different cutting decks used for two different types of area. Since I have no information on who the OEM for either Deere or Woods equipment is, I can't address your statement about who manufactures what, however I can tell you that the two decks differ significantly in design, performance, operation and results no matter who makes the shell. The most relevant difference is that the Woods is supported at all 4 corners by articulated caster wheels which float, with the result that I've never had it scalp. The Woods also has a full-width of the deck rear sloping baffle which disperses the clippings. It appears to me that the JD76 just has too much unsupported area hanging in front of the mower and was not able to properly disperse the clippings the width of the deck; instead it windrowed them the entire length of the cut which would be fine if I could fit the 14' chopper in that area to pick them up for silage! BTW, the latest JD Purchasing guide [I picked it up at the dealer last week] on pages 60-61 lists the LC Kawasaki at 20HP in the F725 and the Yanmar diesel at 20.5HP in the F735.