- 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 4/21/2011 to History of John Deere
John Deere is adding to its supply of farm collectibles by producing the miniature of a 4010 model tractor, which was originally built in 1963. This model was owned and operated by Elvis Presley, who passed the time by driving the tractor on his Mississippi ranch. It was also said to be used to maintain the lawn at his Graceland home.
According to Farmers Guardian, the box of the miniature displays a photograph of the Graceland property. As it's now being sheltered at the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum at Graceland, in Memphis, the original tractor was fully restored by students at Northwest Mississippi Community College with John Deere's assistance. The real-life model was actually one of the first ground-breaking innovations that made the agricultural provider a household name around the globe. It was specially equipped with a 46A front loader, which was rarely included in diecast tractors.
Now, farmers can finally combine their love of music with their passion for agriculture with a collectible item that can adorn any office or living room.