posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 08:13 AM
I used JD equipment almost every day from the time I was about 7-8yrs old and then I worked selling the equipment for almost a year in college. I
remember the first time I saw the "Deere" (online ad), I started looking online for the company thinking it was maybe the European spelling and I saw
that the entire company was named this which is not what I saw every day. I grew up in one of the largest farming area's in the US and there were
John Deer tractors everywhere, our equipment was JD.
Words have a feeling, especially when there is symmetry in words, like a two word name where each word has 4 letters. It has a different feeling than
a name that has a 4 letter word and then 5 letter word. On top of that being an area with a lot of deer, I would have been very aware of a different
spelling from the animal, especially since their logo IS a deer, not a "deere" or "Dee-Re".
When I looked up the company online I found a HUGE European company (based in France I think) that made farm equipment that looked exactly the same as
JD equipment. It used the same color scheme and the exact same color tones of the green and yellow. I remember looking at the valuation of the
company and the profit and it was actually much larger than JD, which I was really surprised. In fact, there was almost no John Deer products sold in
Europe in comparison to this company. Now when I look for this company or any of the equipment I am unable to find anything related to it but I find
LOTS of John Deere dealers and equipment in Europe, where it wasn't showing up before. It's like this other company disappeared and JD took it's
place in present and historically. I would have never known about this had I not been unsettled by seeing the Deere and done research into the
company names and equipment used in Europe.
I'm certain this used to be John Deer and the first time I saw it I also had the thoughts that the chinese were trying to counterfeit John Deer stuff
and I remeber my first thought of "wow, they are getting quite bold, they aren't even trying to hide it any more. I can't see this not going to
court" but then when I looked into the name, I knew there was something really wrong, asked some family (who are bots I think - they never notice
anything or have opinions not given by MSM..) who use the equipment a lot, and they remembered it as Deere. I have a neighbor who wore a JD hat and
shirt all the time with the Deer spelling and they remember it clearly as Deer.