/ John Deere Vs Cub Cadet Garden Tractors #21
Well, that blanket statement is disputable. Agreed from 1965-1985 Cub's and Wheel Horse were dominant GT's, and JD was late to the game with a true GT (garden tractor) as JD was focused on farm machines, and mowers were a sideline market that the farmer bought to mow the grass.Cub Cadets IMO are superior to John Deeres. Unless were talking about the cheap lawn tractors then i dont really matter.
It's also relevant that consumers (1990-2010) wanted a "ride on mower" only, so the demand for true GT's got smaller, while the "consumer MTD market mower" exploded and at the same time, real compact tractors e.g. Kubota, and JD Yanmar machines entered the market.
Seems illogical to compare a zero turn to a garden tractor. Period. Mowers aren’t PTO-driven? You said zeroes were better. I told you why they’re not ubiquitous and don’t make sense for everyone.Don't know why you said that. Seems a tad illogical to mix PTO applications with a dedicated mower for the sake of an illogical snarky remark.
That’s absolutely true . In most applications, a small scut will outperform a garden tractor in every way. When you start looking at the JD x700 series vs a 1-series scut, the 1-series is clearly the better choice in most cases. The only real advantage to a garden tractor is that they can still get a narrow deck and have low overhead clearance and a smaller footprint. If you’ve got a lot of obstacles, low hanging branches and rough ground, the garden tractor is better.You're right, the introduction of the subcompact to the market was the knife to the heart of the garden tractor market.