- 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 tractor finds new use as a crime fighting machine
Posted by Green Fun Store on 2/8/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Like Batman's famed "Batmobile," the John Deere 6630 tractor is a crime fighting machine. The police department has outfitted it with a blue flashing light and traditional police stripes and badges to let potential thieves know that it means business. The John Deere tractor was chosen to help combat crime because the area has suffered through a spat of thefts on farms in recent months.
The used tractor weighs about eight tons and is worth almost $75,000, according to The Daily Mail. Aside from its primary use as a crime fighting machine, the John Deere tractor can also be used in the event of an emergency, like a flood or earthquake, to assist farmers, a policeman said.
One of the policeman involved in the project, Alan Lenton, affirmed that farmers should take care to keep a record of all their farm equipment to ensure that if it is stolen it can be more readily found. "We're trying to make things difficult to be taken, by identifying items, photographing them and having paperwork with makes, models and colors," he said.