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A Look Back: John Deere Waterloo Boy Tractor Restoration and History

August 9, 2018

The 100th anniversary of John Deere’s venture into the tractor business is this year, and it all started with the Waterloo Boy tractor. Today, John Deere Waterloo Boy tractor restoration is still practiced by history buffs across the country, but how did the story all begin?

  • Before Deere entered the tractor business, it needed to answer two key questions: what did farmers want from a machine, and how could Deere make a product durable enough to stand up to daily farming?

John Deere Biography: A Story Behind the Inventor

November 14, 2012

History of John Deere the inventor

Over the years, “John Deere” has become a household name for most Americans. Whether it’s written across a hat or on a lawn mower, tractor, or children’s toy, we all recognize that familiar green and yellow. The history of John Deere has had a big impact on the world’s approach to plowing, harvesting, mowing, lumbering, and simple gardening. Though some of us may boast an expert recognition and knowledge of the John Deere products and brand, what do we really know about the John Deere inventor himself?

A Brief History of the National Farm Machinery Show

February 13, 2012


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Later this week, the 47th National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull will begin at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  The four day event always draws large crowds from across the country, with last year’s attendance reaching just over 300,000 people.  More than 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space will be used at the show to display and demonstrate the latest technological advancements and products from more than 850 exhibitors.  Just as we were at the 2011 show, we’ll be at this year’s show providing updates to those of you who can’t make it.

The Top John Deere Advertisements

January 31, 2012

Last summer we posted eight of our favorite John Deere advertisements, but we came across a few more as we went back in time to write our JD 175th Anniversary post a few weeks ago. While John Deere advertisements have always been creative, they also instill a sense of passion and loyalty that many Deere owners can relate to. Although Deere builds equipment for everything from backyard gardening to enormous farms, they still find a way to make a connection with all people in their advertisements. Join us as we travel from a 1926 John Deere advertisement to present day commercials.

John Deere: Running for 175 Years

January 19, 2012

 

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John Deere Company History

John Deere company history began in 1837 when a blacksmith named John Deere set out to create a company built on integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation. The core values he inset drove John Deere & Company to become more than just a manufacturer of agricultural equipment, but an industry icon that is known around the world. His core values continue in the company today, determining everything from the quality and work, to the treatment of the customers.