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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.

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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.

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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.

A Brief Look Back at the John Deere New Generation of Power

June 27, 2017

For nearly a century, John Deere has been producing tractors for its customers that are now located around the world. However, a point in time more than 50 years ago is especially important in the company’s tractor production history. Yes, we’re talking about the introduction of the “New Generation of Power.”

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Let’s take a closer look at this special point in time and learn about some of the features that made these pieces of equipment historical pillars for the company.

Two Decades of John Deere Row-Crop Tractor History That Shaped the Future

April 10, 2017

Each year, John Deere seems to provide bigger, stronger, and more efficient row-crop tractor models than the years before. This powerful innovation began in the late 1950s and during a two-decade long stretch, the company made significant strides in power and performance that built a foundation for the future.

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Join us as we take a trip back in time, looking at some of the early John Deere row-crop tractors and innovations of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

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The Model 730 was introduced. This tractor offered 59 horsepower and was John Deere’s largest row-crop tractor ever at the time of its release.

15 Interesting John Deere Tractor Facts to Sharpen Your Knowledge

April 1, 2017

John Deere has been producing its iconic green and yellow tractors for nearly a century. During this time, the company has seen the success of its Waterloo Boy model evolve into a global production entity. Along the way, there have been a number of company milestones and exciting new innovations.

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While the long and rich history of Deere’s tractor production has yielded many interesting tidbits of information, we’ve taken some time to pick out 15 John Deere tractor facts that we thought would add to an enthusiast’s already expansive Deere knowledge bank. Enjoy, and don’t forget to share with your friends!

4 Steps to Free a Tractor Stuck in Mud

January 31, 2017

Fields can become very muddy when the snow melts away or the rain comes falling down. While precipitation might be good for crops, it increases the chances of operators encountering a soft spot in the soil and getting the tractor and attached implements stuck in mud.

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If your tractor gets stuck in the mud, there are a number of steps you should take to ensure personal safety and avoid damage to your equipment. Here are a few steps you should consider:

  1. Raise any attached implements
  2. Stop the tractor and put it in reverse

Where the Equipment’s Made: John Deere Factory Locations in the United States

November 29, 2016

Whether you’re out on a farm, at a construction site, in the forest, or just in your neighborhood, there’s a good chance you’ll see some form of John Deere equipment. The equipment that you see does not all come from one location.

Instead, there are John Deere factory locations around the United States (and the world) that specialize and take pride in producing green and yellow machinery.

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So, where exactly is all of this John Deere equipment manufactured?

Here’s a list of John Deere factory locations in the United States that produce the majority of the equipment we see on an everyday basis.

Power Train ’66: A John Deere Marketing Legend

October 17, 2016

Today, if you turn on the television, visit a website, tune in to your favorite radio station, or pick up a magazine, you could very well hear or see a mention of the John Deere brand. John Deere’s marketing efforts are one of the key components that have made the brand what it is today, and its marketing roots can be traced many decades back.

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The company’s annual new product introductions typically draw the most buzz within the agriculture community, and back in 1966, its “Power Train ’66” campaign had the industry buzzing more than it ever had before. Today, a half century later, we want to reminisce on this marketing marvel and describe to those that may have not been around exactly why it was such a memorable campaign.

John Deere Model M Facts and Key Dates

August 29, 2016

The John Deere Model M is a 22 HP tractor that comes in a very compact frame. Although it weighs in at about 2500 pounds and is only 10 feet long and 4.5 feet wide, it can still handle a belly mower, blade, or even a loader if necessary. Additionally, the small frame makes it a great option for small fields and getting around tight corners.

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Among John Deere tractor enthusiasts and collectors, the Model M is often the subject of restoration projects. But, where did the idea of the Model M come from and what were some of the key moments in the history of its development? We’ve got you covered.

10 John Deere Replicas for Collectors or Aspiring Farmers

May 23, 2016

There’s something about tractors that makes children’s faces light up when they see them. However, whether they’re toddlers or in grade school, they have a number of years to wait until they can drive one. Until now. Thanks to a wide variety of John Deere replicas, kids can let their imaginations run wild while having the equipment to get the job done, whatever that job may be.

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In this post, we will highlight 10 different (1:16 scale) replica John Deere tractor options that you can add to your kids’ playroom or your own collection. Enjoy!

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