- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/15/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The retired farmer asserts that his love of all things John Deere was cultivated as a young boy back in 1944 when his family bought "a brand new B John Deere." He does not remember whether it was "the color or the pop-pop of them," but something attracted him to the simplicity and beauty of John Deere products, he tells KMEG News.
To build a toy from scratch, DeBoer first finds "a real piece and then I take pictures of it and measurements." Once he's settled on a model, he then spends about a month at his workbench in his basement, spending either 100 hours or 150 hours working, depending on how intricate the model tractor is.
DeBoer affirms that he will keep building the toy tractors as long as his dexterity allows: "Oh I kind of got my next project in mind already: I want to try and make a couple more new tractors yet."