- 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 3/21/2011 to History of John Deere
In 1838, John Deere himself invented a plow made from steel, an addition that was completely unheard of at the time. The idea took off with flying colors, with Deere and Co. selling thousands by 1853. The steel was a vast improvement over the iron-forged plow that was previously used by most people and provided a longer lasting product that could be easily repaired if broken.
The U.S. steel industry was extremely underdeveloped at this time and made poor-quality products, something that forced Deere to import steel from England to create a superior product. The decision, of course, paid dividends. Deere became the most respected name in the industry and was the only place people would shop if they wanted a quality product.
Over 180 years later, John Deere still stands at the forefront of innovation within the industry and will continue to do so for years to come.