The John Deere Tractor Legacy: The Complete Illustrated History from Tractors & Machinery to Deere's Role in Farm Life, 1837 to Today

The John Deere Tractor Legacy: The Complete Illustrated History from Tractors & Machinery to Deere's Role in Farm Life, 1837 to Today

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Edited by Don Macmillan, Contributions by Wayne G. Broehl, Contributions by Harold L. Brock

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  • Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 305mm x 23mm | 1,225g
  • Publication date: 17 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Stillwater
  • ISBN 10: 0760340145
  • ISBN 13: 9780760340141
  • Illustrations note: 600 colour illustrations, 75 black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 478,651

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At last, a paperback reissue of this classic history of John Deere! Edited by the world's most respected and best known Deere historian and expert--Don Macmillan--this is a detailed and fun history of the great tractor builder. This comprehensive history of the man, his company, and his legacy includes a biography of John Deere, plus excerpts from the writings of Deere engineers and historians, such as Wayne Broehl, Harold Brock, and Orrin Miller. Images are from the Deere archives, as well as noted tractor photographer Ralph W. Sanders. Coverage of plows, implements, combines, cars, snowmobiles, lawn and garden tractors, and bicycles is also included.

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Don Macmillian is the worldAEs foremost Deere historian, author of The Big Book of John Deere Tractors and many others. He lives in England.Wayne G. Broehl Jr. is the author of DeereAEs official corporate history, John DeereAEs Company.Harold L. Brock was a Deere tractor engineer from 1959 to 1985.Photographer-author Ralph W. Sanders has photographed tractors for more than 40 years. Ralph grew up on an Illinois farm where he had ample opportunity to "exercise" a 1933 Farmall F-12 and 1948 Farmall C, as well as a Farmall H, Farmall MD, and McCormick W-6. He has worked for Prairie Farmer; Successful Farming; and as a full-time freelance agricultural photographer for Deere & Co., Massey-Ferguson, Kinze Mfg., Vermeer Mfg., DuPont Ag, Monsanto Ag, and others. Sanders is the author of several books from Voyageur Press. He lives in West Des Moines, Iowa.Don Macmillian is the worldAEs foremost Deere historian, author of The Big Book of John Deere Tractors and many others. He lives in England.Wayne G. Broehl Jr. is the author of DeereAEs official corporate history, John DeereAEs Company.Harold L. Brock was a Deere tractor engineer from 1959 to 1985.Don Macmillian is the worldAEs foremost Deere historian, author of The Big Book of John Deere Tractors and many others. He lives in England.Wayne G. Broehl Jr. is the author of DeereAEs official corporate history, John DeereAEs Company.Harold L. Brock was a Deere tractor engineer from 1959 to 1985.Harold L. Brock was chief engineer of the Ford N Series tractors covered in this book. He worked beside Henry Ford and Harry Ferguson, and has inside stories to tell about these men, machines, and their history. He later was an engineer at Deere & Company.;Don Macmillian is the worldAEs foremost Deere historian, author of The Big Book of John Deere Tractors and many others. He lives in England.Wayne G. Broehl Jr. is the author of DeereAEs official corporate history, John DeereAEs Company.Harold L. Brock was a Deere tractor engineer from 1959 to 1985."

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Although he began his career as a blacksmith, John Deere had a profound influence on the farming world. And his legacy has remained strong through generations. From the steel plow in 1837 and the gasoline-powered farm tractor in 1892 to today's advanced models, Deere & Company has produced an incredible array of agricultural products. Now doing business in more than 160 countries around the globe and employing more than 40,000 people, the corporation is the world's most famous and successful tractor manufacturer. But through the decades, Deere has also been involved in many other aspects of farm life, covered here for the first time in book form: from listers and hay-balers to others implements and threshing machines--even bicycles, automobiles, lawn and garden tractors, and snowmobiles. "John Deere Tractor Legacy" is edited by the world's most respected and best known Deere historian and expert, Don Macmillan--so you know you can rely on its information. This comprehensive history of the company and its legacy includes a biography of John Deere himself, plus articles by Deere engineers and historians such as Wayne Broehl, Harold Brock, Orrin Miller, and others. You'll find never-before-published photos and other material in "John Deere Tractor Legacy," including compelling accounts of the development of the Waterloo Boy and the Johnny Popper two-cylinder tractors. You'll also discover how Deere's work for the U.S. Army during World War II helped the company become the number one tractor manufacturer in the world. The text is complemented by a timeline that puts the history of the company and its machinery into a larger historical context, plus a wide array of images from the Deere archives and noted tractor photographer Ralph W. Sanders.