Posted May 26, 2011 - 06:09 AM
But as Dan so rightly points out, the quality of components selected by Deere for the D-Series, isn't exactly head and shoulders above the ones used to build Cub Cadets or Husqvarna's. I think that most owners would be shocked into a catatonic state if they were shown two piles of parts that make up the tractor they bought. One pile would consist of all the items Deere buys from outside manufacturers and the other pile would consist of the items Deere actually makes in one of their own facilities. The latter pile would be quite small as it would likely consist of the bare frame of the tractor, the front axle and a bunch of special brackets.
Everything else is spec'd out to meet a certain price point in the marketplace. That's the way it is no matter which brand you buy. No manufacturer is going to build you a Cadillac for the same price as a Chevrolet.
Posted May 26, 2011 - 12:16 PM
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Posted May 26, 2011 - 12:52 PM
The JD in the ad that pumpkin provided is a Sabre model. I'm not sure if they're a knockoff or were built by Deere but they were the same machines as the Scotts. I'll bet there's a good reason why they're an off color green and there's no yellow on them. The one's I've seen had a Sabre sticker on the hood so if anything I'd say someone replaced that sticker trying to make it a real JD.
The Sabre and Scotts were built by Deere in the same plant that builds the L/LA/D-series John Deeres. In fact, that the one picture in the ad looks like a Sabre is because, Deere used the same basic design concept that they had in the Scotts and the Sabres and incorporated it in the L-series. And the Sabres and the Scotts borrowed some of the design from Deere's earlier STX models and some of the GT models from the '90s. That one picture in the ad could very well be a Deere with a Sabre decks, rims and seat. Or it could be a Sabre model with a Deere hood and fender deck.
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Posted May 26, 2011 - 01:10 PM