on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Deere & Company entered the farm tractor business on March 14, 1918 through the acquisition of the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company.
"The company has been producing innovations in farm machinery for nearly two centuries, helping customers feed the world. But for the past 100 years, John Deere tractors have been the machines that best portrayed agricultural productivity. To commemorate its centennial for the tractor business, John Deere is planning several activities to celebrate the historic anniversary (John Deere to celebrate 100 years of tractors in 2018)."
To celebrate John Deere's 100 year anniversary of tractor production, Alliance Tractor toured the Brian Museum. Located in Central Illinois, the collection features antique tractors, vintage John Deere signage, parts displays, and toy farm equipment.
Tractor Tales: 1959 John Deere 730 | Watch Mark discuss his family's 1959 730 with Machinery Pete at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL.