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Re: New John Deere D series?????
I'm excited to see these start arriving at my Lowes store in another month or so. I think they look great and it was certainly time to freshen things up. While the specs look roughly the same, I think the new look will catch a few potential buyers eyes.
Essentially the same offerings for the box stores though...
D100 = LA105
D110 = LA115
D140 = LA145
D170 = LA175
Though they dropped the HP for the D100, the LA105 had 19.5 HP (as a rating anyway). This could be tough to get some sales. While we all know what HP truly means when buying a tractor (basically nothing) speaking from box store sales experience the typically box store customers has been groomed into thinking it's the only thing that matters. Trust me it's hard convincing my customers that anything less than a big 25HP engine will do the job on their little 3/4 acre yard, lol.
Either way, Husqvarna rolled out some new cosmetics to on their machines this year. I can't wait to see the new riders for me to sell.
2009 John Deere X500 w/ 48" Deck
- John Deere 18cf Steel Utility Cart
- Craftsman 42" Tine Dethatcher
- Brinly 42" Lawn Sweeper
- Brinly 40" Plug Aerator
- John Deere Single Bucket Holder