The Legend Runs On After a Century in Business
By Jean-Paul McDonald
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Deere & Company, a company that revolutionized the farm tractor and ushered in the modern era of farming. Although the company’s history stretches back a little further in time, it was Deere & Company’s purchase of the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company in 1918 (a company based-in Waterloo, Iowa, that manufactured the Waterloo Boy tractor) that set them on a path to commercial success.
Over the decades, John Deere pioneered many features we still see in tractors today, including quick attach implements (1945), power steering (1954), roll guards for overturn protection (1966) and even the modern precision guidance system (2002). Fast-forward to 2018, with over 60,000 employees, the company continues to turn heads with sleek designs, emission reduction technologies, and more.
Check out the video below and see 100 years of progress in the making – enjoy!