This comes up from time to time, and to me its one of the most annoying arguments Ive heard regarding Deere.
Its the old "the L or xxxx series Deeres sold at (insert favorite big box home improvement store here) are made by MTD (or Briggs and Stratton)" and arent the same quality as what you get from your dealer!"
Now, I know its BS, but what are the details?
I know TMo said in a different thread about the differences in location, and that they are made in a Deere plant in TN, but wondering if anyone here has been there.
On WFM some time back, a member there had been to the plant and saw them being made. I believe he even managed a picture or two.
I see people claim that MTD/Briggs has a plant in Tennessee and that because Deeres entry models have a TN origin, its GOT to be because MTD made them.
Anyway, just looking for real info from those who know so that when someone asks how I know, well, I have something other than "I just know."