100 Years of John Deere Tractors
This year, Greenway Equipment is joining America’s favorite tractor brand in celebrating 100 years of John Deere tractors. John Deere as a company has single-handedly changed the agriculture and equipment industries forever.
Back in the early 1900s, Deere & Company took a crucial step forward that now marks the beginning of the John Deere tractor legacy. The company acquired the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company and took over production of a tractor called the “Waterloo Boy”. That was the very beginning of a revolution that would rock the agricultural equipment industry to its core.
After a lot of research and testing, the first tractor produced by John Deere came out in 1918. John Deere sold 5,634 Waterloo Boy tractors in the first year alone. The Waterloo Boy wasn’t John Deere’s first rodeo—the company has been around for a total of 181 years—but it certainly secured the brand’s place as America’s favorite tractor.
In fact, before John Deere began tractor production, tractors were not considered to be the invaluable farming tools they are today. Needless to say, the production of the Waterloo Boy was a transformative event.
Here at Greenway Equipment, we think it’s important to reflect on such a significant milestone in John Deere’s history. It tells us a lot about where we came from and how we got to be where we are today. On the same token, it gets us excited to see where we’ll go from here. We are motivated by the possibilities that the future holds, and we hope all of our customers and employees are just as inspired.
Whether you are a collector of John Deere equipment or you’re thinking about buying your very first John Deere tractor, our team at Greenway Equipment can help you out. After 100 years of tractors, John Deere has long since proven its worth to Americans- and we’d love to help make it part of your personal American Dream.Join the legacy. Celebrate 100 years of John Deere tractors with us by coming to one of our 28 Greenway locations and talking to our experts. You can also give us a call at (888) 237-7447 or get a quote right on our website.