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Ten Facts About John Deere Tractors…

Ten Facts About John Deere Tractors…

  • 1. John Deere tractor production started after Deere bought the Waterloo Boy tractors manufacturer.
  • 2. In 1918 5,634 Waterloo Boy tractors were sold.
  • 3. John Deere’s Model D was the company’s first Waterloo-built tractor to carry the John Deere brand name.
  • 4. John Deere’s General Purpose (GP) tractor was designed in 1925.
  • 5. In 1929, the General Purpose P Wide-Tread row-crop tractor came to market, the first Deere tractor with a tricycle front to fit between row crops and a wide rear axle to span rows.
  • 6. Model A and B tractors were John Deere’s most popular in the 1930’s and were produced until 1952.
  • 7. In 1938, Henry Dreyfuss and John Deere engineers streamlined the Model A and B to create a more attractive utility vehicle.
  • 8. Dreyfuss’ Model L tractor redesign gave John Deere sales a massive boost.
  • 9. John Deere made military tractors as well as other specilaist machinery during WWII.
  • 10. In 1949, The Model R was John Deere’s first tractor to be powered by a diesel engine.