The History of John Deere's Planters

Tractors draw most of the attention shed on Deere’s history. Yet 40 years before the Waterloo Boy got Deere into horsepower, the company was a powerhouse in planters.


John Deere, The Man

John Deere’s success in building plows launched a company that grew into a multinational giant, but Deere’s early life was anything but successful.


Deere’s Diesel Pioneer

The R receives much acclaim for being Deere’s first diesel, but the tractor notched up other number ones.