Mower Manufacturers!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by ryanc, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. ryanc

    ryanc LawnSite Member
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    So I know that Wright & John Deere mowers are the exact same thing, same goes for Toro & Exmark. I'm not sure about Scag. Does someone own them or they own someone else?
  2. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 900

    Scag is owned by Metalcraft of Mayville
    Wright is owned by Wright and John Deere has contracted their Standers to be mfg'd by Wright for Deere. Deere does mfg their ZTR's
    Toro does own Exmark however their commercial line of Z's, Walks, & Standers are manufactured at an Exmark plant. Some Exmark models may be mfg'd at a Toro plant as well (not sure but likely)

    Welcome to American Manufacturing. Spent 9 years in it, very confusing.....
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    Like said previously, John Deere has contracted with Wright to manufacture their stand-on mowers. They aren't exactly the same however. Deere did have Wright make a few changes to their stander like a few changes to the decks to help it perform better. I would also guess that Wright is using the John Deere spec'ed engines on the slanders as well.
  4. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think Briggs owns ferris and snapper. Go scag!!
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  5. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 900

    This is true, they used to own Giant Vac as well however Briggs recently sold Giant Vac to Scag.
  6. Joshuakwhit

    Joshuakwhit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    It doesn't matter where exmark is made still the same as toro.
  7. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 900

    Not identical, decks are different but pretty much everything else is the same. Walk behinds are a differential story.
  8. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

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