- 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
John Deere 4010 ushered in new era for company
Posted by Green Fun Store on 8/4/2010
According to AgWeb writer Larry Gay, the company made the move to start producing four- and six-cylinder engines. Of these, the biggest machine was the John Deere 4010, a row-crop machine that boasted a power take-off horsepower of 80.
The new PTO horsepower presented by the 4010 bested older John Deere models by 35 percent.
"The new tractors were introduced to 6,000 dealers and guests at Deere Day in Dallas on August 30, 1960," the AgWeb story said. "It was the first introduction meeting in the farm equipment industry with all the company's dealers present at the same time."
John Deere has continued to try and create innovations in the machinery and engines it offers. Meanwhile, it also is keeping an eye on its own history and plans on opening a new museum in Waterloo, Iowa.
The facility will feature the history of the company's equipment and engines.