- 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 4/4/2011 to History of John Deere
The history of John Deere dates all the way back to 1837, when the blacksmith named John Deere developed the first cast-steel plow. This was the first major stepping stone, as the profits of this new invention led to other innovative ideas - such as the manufacturing of cultivators, drills, wagons and buggies, planters and harrows.
During the World War I era, John Deere played a pivotal role in the origins of modern machinery with the development of the Model D two-cylinder tractor. Nearly forty years later, John Deere decided to expand its lawn care and gardening market to typical homeowners. Before then the industry was practically reserved for farmers. By 1991, the company made lawn care more narrowly focused by creating a separate division for mowers.
Since the millennium, John Deere has become a trustworthy, household name - particularly when it merged with Home Depot to sell riding lawnmowers, push mowers and mowers with optional decks (aluminum or steel). Now farmers and average homeowners can easily maintain their properties, with a wide variety of options offered through a single brand name.