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Deere's Watershed Tractor

While not financially strapped, Deere still faced a funding shortfall. Its chief competitor, International Harvester, had just introduced the game-changing row-crop tractor, the Farmall Regular.

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Deere’s Corn Borer D

In the late 1920s, the European corn borer was having its way with the crop. A USDA program set out to provide farmers with a tractor and PTO-driven stalk shredder for rent at $1 an acre.

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John Deere’s Planter Pioneer

The Deere Rotary Drop Corn Planter quickly caught the eye of farmers who were tired of operating manual corn planters.

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What Made Deere Great

The success of Deere & Company was far from destiny, and it was definitely not a certainty. Numerous times throughout the esteemed firm’s 175 years, adversity threatened to undermine its success.

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About Ageless Iron

Successful Farming’s Ageless Iron Almanac is the ultimate resource for collectors and lovers of old farm machinery. Each issue includes stories about antique farm equipment, including classic tractors, as well as restoration tips and tricks.

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