For more than 175 years, the John Deere Company has been researching and developing innovative farm equipment that strives to improve agricultural productivity. Since entering the tractor business in 1918 upon purchasing the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company, John Deere has prioritized innovation and quality for its customers. Let’s take a closer look at 10 antique John Deere tractors that paved the way for the modern equipment we rely on today.
The first Waterloo Boy tractor was released in 1914 in a variety of models and engine sizes. In 1918, the John Deere Company purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company and continued to sell tractors under the Waterloo Boy name until 1923.