john deere buys scag out!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bababooie, Jan 22, 2001.

  1. bababooie

    bababooie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    i read today that j.d. bought scag,i wonder what the future holds for other co.also in my area n.e.ohio,most landscapers use scags,then walkers,then maybe exmarks,why is everybody so in love with these machines,please sell me on them.
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    Which manufacturer do you currently use???

  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    JD bought out Great Dane. Did they buy Scag too?
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    At the rate these companies are buying each other out, they'll only be one left at the end of the year.
  5. bababooie

    bababooie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    i use scags as do about 90% of the co. around here thats why i was wondering why everbody loves exmark,whats the major difference besides price? yes scag was bought to dane scag is now working for j.d.
  6. Redmowers

    Redmowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Long Live HONDAS !!
  7. chariot

    chariot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Where did you read this? Can you post a link to it if it is online? This is the first I have heard of this.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    John Deere did <i><b>not</i></b> buy Scag mowers. John Deere bought out Scag's (Dane Scag that is) latest venture, Great Dane mowers for 23 million dollars. The confusion may be a result of the tendacy for some people to call Scag mowers "Scags". An article in Lawn & Landscape said "By acquiring Scag's $23 million mower company...".
  9. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Dane Scag hasnt been involved in Scag mowers for years. Well, since 96 when he started Dane Co.

    Around here co's buy a fleet of Scags then replace them with something else after the decks crack and the lousy local scag dealer service turns em off.
  10. fdew

    fdew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    If history is a good guide then Dane Scag will start new a mower company shortly.


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