Hey guys I was talking to my local Kubota dealer (very nice people) and they were telling me a little about their current market problems with JD. Evidently JD has some ineciative here in NC with a large dealer out of D.C. buying up many of the smaller JD dealers and per my Kubota folks, are selling equipment at a VERY almost non-competative price to hopefully make it where the smaller kubota dealer can't operate. I don't know if this is 100% true, but having gone to college w/ many guys who work for JD now and the fact that John Deere landscapes is pretty much monpalizing the irrigation/sod market here in NC (Hunter-RainBird) I personally believe it. That and some golf supers have discused w/ me the outrageously good deal JD does on their "green fleet" lease program. Is this "orange crush" happening anywhere else? I love me some kubotas and honestly we've not bought any Deeres after they told us to demo one "in the parking lot." But I do own 8 AMT (predecessor to the gator) and 5 ag tractos they use at the nurery, but once I went orange I haven't looked back and my kubota dealer have been the best people to work with.