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THE BEST OF JOHN DEERE

THE BEST OF JOHN DEERE

This one-of-a-kind guide describes the history of John Deere. When the founder and blacksmith John Deere hammered out his first plow from a broken sawmill blade in 1837, he was responding to a need, and in the process creating enormous opportunity not just for himself, but for every farmer working the soil in those early days of settling America.

In the 179 years since that first moldboard, Deere & Co. has grown into a global corporation, with annual revenues approaching $40 billion. As the company looked to make more and better products to aid farmers and increase productivity, it took more than a few twists and turns, pursuing avenues we don’t often think of as Green – as in John Deere Green.

Inside you’ll find articles on the first John Deere tractors (Froelich and Dain), the Velie influence, Model E farm engines, and so much more.

Articles include:

  • From Plowshares to Stock Shares – John Deere company namesake set the course for farm equipment giant.
  • Joining Forces – How Syracuse Chilled Plow Co. came to be part of Deere & Co.
  • The Once Mighty – Early industrialist with Deere family ties built cars, trucks, and tractors.
  • Breaking the Mold: Model ‘E’ Engines – These engines delivered dependable, maintenance-free operation.
  • Green & Clean – John Deere Type EP was the company’s attempt at combating dusty field conditions in the American South.
  • Big Stuff – John Deere Wagners delivered four-wheel drive to the farm.

Pages: 100

Format: Paperback

Weight: 0.568

Item Number: 8029

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