Video Gallery: Reliving John Deere’s Tractor History

February 22, 2018

100 years of innovation, technology, and design have gone into making John Deere tractors what they are today. For their centennial year, John Deere is looking back at their tractors through the years to see how far they’ve come.


Go back in time and watch John Deere’s tractor history unfold.

John Deere Tractors at 100 – The Legend Runs On

In 1918, John Deere bought the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company and showcased the Waterloo Boy Tractor at trade shows around the country. This tractor revolutionized farming and was incredibly popular among farmers. Shortly thereafter, the Model D Tractor was unveiled as an improved version of the Waterloo Boy.

How John Deere Waterloo Works Builds Its Largest Tractors

February 1, 2018

For over 100 years, John Deere has made a commitment to producing quality tractors that customers have relied on for generations. Their founder, John Deere, famously said: “I will never put my name on a product that does not have the best that is in me.”

John Deere Waterloo Works

When John Deere acquired the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company in 1918, it was a natural extension of the quality products they were already producing. Fast forward 100 years and John Deere Waterloo Works builds the 6, 7, 8, and 9 series John Deere tractors. Let’s take a look at how John Deere builds them.

Video: The Original 1967 John Deere 34 Forage Harvester

January 25, 2018

John Deere has a long history of developing quality agricultural equipment like the John Deere 34 Forage Harvester for their loyal customers. These strong machines were built to last and for many, they’re legacy pieces that have been in their family for generations.

Let’s go back in time to 1967 and take a closer look at this “Out of the Vault” video featuring the first John Deere 34 Forage Harvester ever created.

Out of the Vault: John Deere 34 Forage Harvester

MachineFinder’s Top 10 Agriculture News Articles of 2017

January 2, 2018

As our regular website visitors are aware, we publish industry news articles to our site in an effort to keep our audience aware of what’s happening across the agriculture industry. From upcoming conferences to new John Deere equipment announcements, our articles are meant to educate and be shared with others.

John Deere Agriculture

With 2017 in the books, we wanted to look back at the year, and specifically, some of our most popular agriculture news articles.

Here’s what headlined the headlines in 2017:

John Deere to Celebrate 100 Years of Tractors With Series of 2018 Events

John Deere 100 Years

A Glance at 2018 Events Commemorating 100 Years of John Deere Tractors

December 5, 2017

For the last 100 years, John Deere has been entrenched in the tractor manufacturing business. From the Waterloo Boy tractors to today’s behemoths, such as the 9RX, the company has established itself as a leader in the industry and a recognizable brand across the United States and much of the globe.John Deere Tractors

With a century of manufacturing under its belt, John Deere has decided it’s time to celebrate with a year’s worth of events. These events will commemorate its tractor production legacy as the company moves into its second century of supporting today’s farmers and property owners. Here’s a look at some of the John Deere tractor events that will be taking place across the country in 2018.

Timeline: Key Dates That Led to the Development of the John Deere Tractor Plow

November 28, 2017

John Deere has been producing equipment for more than 175 years, and during this time, has been responsible for several agricultural equipment innovations that have left their mark across the farming industry. The development of its tractor plow was one of the company’s biggest undertakings and eventual successes.

john deere tractor plow

However, while you may know when the John Deere tractor plow was introduced, you may be unfamiliar with the steps that led to its release. Let’s take a closer look.


While attending the Illinois State Fair, John Deere was up-close-and-personal with a 30-hp Fawkes steam plow, and shortly after, started working on one himself.

John Deere Dubuque Works: A Brief Overview and Key Facts to Know

November 21, 2017

Construction and forestry professionals around the world rely on John Deere equipment to get things done. While John Deere has a number of factory locations around the globe, a large percentage of the construction and forestry equipment that you see in action comes from the John Deere Dubuque Works factory.

John Deere Crawler Dozer

Employees at this location focus on exceptional performance, disciplined growth, and a strong commitment to teamwork to produce high-quality equipment that will make professionals’ lives easier. Let’s take a closer look at the John Deere Dubuque Works location.

Fun Facts and History of the John Deere Corn Sheller

November 7, 2017

Whether we are aware of it or not, corn is present in nearly all aspects of most Americans’ daily lives. Sure, we know people and livestock enjoy consuming it directly as a food source. But, did you know it’s also used as a resource for the production of starches, sweeteners, beverage (and industrial) alcohol, and fuel ethanol? And of course, it can be used as a high-quality animal bedding material as well.

Corn in Truck

While the uses for corn continue to evolve, one thing remains constant: cob collection. Let’s take a closer look at the history of corn cob collection and John Deere’s entry into the corn sheller market.

Must-Have Items to Complete Your Ultimate John Deere Garage

October 31, 2017

Have you ever gone to visit a friend, relative, or neighbor, and discovered a themed garage that made you want one of your own? We certainly have. Luckily for us (and you), John Deere offers a number of different items that can be purchased to help decorate your garage and fill it with items from the brand you love.

John Deere Garage

In this post, we’ve broken down the list of items into various categories that can be found throughout any garage.

John Deere Harvester Works: An Inside Look

October 17, 2017

As the global population continues to expand, crop producers, farm managers, equipment manufacturers, dealers, and others must all work together to maximize farming efficiency and continue to harvest the land for food. Over the years, the harvesting process has evolved, and so too has the equipment that’s used to assist. John Deere is just one of many equipment manufacturers in the industry, but the iconic green and yellow machinery can be found scattered across farms both in the United States and abroad.

So, where exactly is this harvesting equipment produced? John Deere Harvester Works, located in East Moline, Illinois, is one such location.