- 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
Tractor parts that are blessed by nature
Posted by Green Fun Store on 4/20/2011 to Farm Lifestyle
With our nation's leaders pushing for renewable energy, companies like John Deere are beginning to think of more productive ways to save the environment. When tractors are disposed of, there are many components - such as the leather seats - that aren't degradable. Now, tractor seats are becoming a full-fledged paradox, as farmers wind up sitting on the very same crops that they produce, such as corn and soybeans.
Certain models of the 12-volt tractor, as well as many other types, will have seats that are made completely from bio-based material. In the coming years, various components of tractors - including styling panels, tractor hoods and backhoe hoods - will be made from biodegradable elements.
Just north of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a plant in the town of Ashley is responsible for converting farm products into eco-friendly tractor parts. "We work with Ashley Industrial Molding," John Deere's Jay Olsen told Hoosier AG Today. "They were among the first in the world to use crop products to make many of these industrial parts."
This is becoming a growing trend, as cars and other industrial products will eventually use farm-based materials.