farm machinery

John Deere at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show

February 24, 2012

National Farm Machinery Show

Each year the National Farm Machinery Show attracts thousands of people interested in viewing the latest and greatest farming equipment to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This year was no different. Despite a continually-challenging agriculture and economic climate, last week’s four day show welcomed over 305,000 people, making it the third highest attendance ever in the show’s 47 year history.

While major machinery brands took up the largest chunks of floorspace, smaller booths displaying everything from boots to baskets made sure no area was left empty. The near record-breaking crowd, and sheer size of the show, made it virtually impossible to see everything available. We were sure to spend ample time in the one area that we know you care about most: John Deere.

A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery

December 11, 2009

We think our readers will really enjoy the images we’ve included for this post. From an old John Deere-authored book — The Operation, Care and Repair of Farm Machinery — we’d like to thank the Flickr account responsible for making these available online. Tom left these notes:

Scanned from “The Operation, Care and Repair of Farm Machinery”, Tenth Edition, published by John Deere, Moline, Illinois. There was no date in the book.

With a bit of research, we discovered that the edition featured below, the 10th, was published in 1936. The 1st edition made its debut on shelves in 1927 with the last edition, the 28th, published in 1957.