[bold] That's not quite true. Well, if it's anything like the John Deere mowers at Home Depot anyhow. The John Deere mowers at Home Depot are the same mowers that are manufactured and then sold at the dealership. Warranty too, which is done at a JD dealership. Problem is, the mowers at HD are a lower tier, cheap, mower. Go to a JD dealership and they can sell you the same mower at a price comparable to HD.gounion wrote: ↑Thu May 19, 2022 9:48 am Yep. Walmart won. Reality check:
In other words, at the moment, final assembly of SOME products are still done in America from parts made in China.
And you can bet that the mowers sold today in Walmart aren't the quality that is detailed in the Fast Company article. But money is much more important than the pride of workmanship detailed by Weir.
Of course, Briggs and Stratton bought out Snapper, and shoved Wier and his crazy ideas out the door.
Here's the rub. Purchase that mower at a dealership and they will tell you straight up, it's a cheap model made of thinner gauge steel. It will not last as long as the next tier, the premium models. You will eventually be spending more in repairs with the cheap models.
Now go to Home Depot and have them admit as much. Good luck with that.