John Deere is one of the world’s leading tractor companies and this fascinating book brings together the full account of production in both the United States and in Europe. Using modern photography and a largely chronological account of tractor development, the author provides an excellent overview of the evolution of John Deere tractors over the decades. Starting with the early two-cylinder tractors developed in the USA and moving through the creation of multi-cylinder engines after the takeover of the Lanz business in Germany, the book covers the 40 and 50 series of the late 1980s and the innovations in the 1990s when John Deere effectively re-invented the tractor with their full-frame designs. Bringing the reader right up to date with the latest designs that bristle with technological sophistication and covering the evolution of John Deere tractor development, this book will be an essential read for both John Deere enthusiasts and all those interested in the history of tractors, old and new.
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About the Author
Jonathan Whitlam is a tractor specialist and author of several books on tractors. He and Stephen Richmond run the Tractor Barn company which produces DVDs and other media based on tractors.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Waterloo Boy Sets a Trend 8
Chapter 2 Two-Cylinder Power 12
Chapter 3 New Generation 29
Chapter 4 Giants in Green 42
Chapter 5 The Task Masters 46
Chapter 6 Let's Reinvent the Tractor 61
Chapter 7 Thoroughly Modern Deeres 86
Chapter 8 Legacy of the Leaping Deere 95