Originally Posted by LoganBuck
I know exactly the mower you are describing and have been told, it is of lower quality than a Craftsman. John Deere is pretty much slapping their name on a crappy mower, they don't make it. If you look at that mower closely it gives you a delicate feeling, even if you compare it to the other house brands at Home Depot. I can't stress how negative the perception is of that mower.
Yes, that is exactly the case. The mower says John Deere because Home Depot and Lowe's want to sell inexpensive mowers with name recognition. Those mowers really should be an embarrassment to the brand.
In the end, you get what you pay for.