The Complete Book of Classic John Deere Tractors explores the range of iconic “green tractors” with which Illinois-based John Deere has become one of the world's most recognizable brands.
This fact-packed volume takes you through dozens of John Deere farm models, beginning with the 1892 Waterloo Boy and ending with the game-changing New Generation and Generation II lines. With selected text from The Bigger Book of John Deere by late legendary Deere historian Don Macmillan, this book details year-to-year model changes within each series and offers comprehensive specs charts compiled by Deere authority John Dietz.
In addition to the Waterloo Boy, you'll witness the entire run of two-cylinder “Johnny Poppers” (from the 1924 Model D through the 830 Series models in 1960) and the styled tractors of the prewar and postwar years. Also featured heavily are the groundbreaking New Generation tractors, launched to much fanfare in 1960, and their successors, the New Generation II lineup (with their Sound-Gard cabs). Standard, row-crop, orchard, and even a selection of experimental models … they're all here. In addition, you'll find coverage of John Deere’s rich international heritage, with tractors produced in Spain, Germany, and Australia.
Illustrated with incredible color photography and period advertising, The Complete Book of Classic John Deere Tractors is an essential edition for the library of any Deere fanatic.
This convenient, easy-to-use field guide puts a wealth of information right into your hands! You'll find brief histories, model runs, specification details, and eye-catching color photographs of more than 500 models of John Deere tractors, from the 2-cylinder series of 1892 to modern multicylinder models. The late Don Macmillan is considered one of the world's most respected John Deere historians. Inside, he breaks down John Deere's rich heritage into distinct eras:
•The Pioneering Years, 1892–1924
•The Unstyled Years, 1923–1938
•The Styled Years, 1938–1960
•The Numbered Series, 1952–1960
•The New Generation of Power, 1959–1972
• Generation II, 1972–1987
• The Modern Years, 1982–1991
A wealth of photos of every John Deere tractor (from the legendary 2-cylinder Waterloo Boy that started it all to 6-cylinder, 200-horsepower machines of the 1980s) are accompanied by detail-rich descriptions of the tractors' features and backstories, as well as concise charts presenting key specifications. For fans of old iron, there's no better quick reference. It's equally useful at swap meets and in the armchair!
This is a model-by-model encyclopedia of John Deere tractors from their first appearance in 1892 to the latest 2009 models. Photographs showcase beautifully restored tractors as well as unique paintings and artwork from the Deere archives, rare and valuable original brochures, and studio photos of John Deere toys and models. For tractor enthusiasts, John Deere aficionados and devotees of American farm machinery at its finest, this big book is an unparalleled compendium of pictures and facts, the best look ever at the incomparable John Deere.