A History of John Deere Two Cylinder Tractors

We welcome our fellow John Deere Enthusiasts to our tribute to the

Long Green Line of John Deere Two Cylinder Tractors

Deere & Company

In 1837 John Deere, a Vermont blacksmith had a dream.
Moving west to Grand Detour Illinois John Deere fashioned a
plow from a broken steel saw blade that could cut through the
tough mid-western soil better than the old cast-iron plows.

In 1848, Deere moved his company to Moline, Ill.

John Deere turned the company over to his youngest son, Charles,
in 1858. In 1868, Deere's business was incorporated under
the Deere & Company name.

By the early 20th century the company had branched out into
other products, including corn and cotton planters. In 1911,
Deere bought six farm equipment companies, broadening its
product line.

In 1918, Deere & Company bought the Waterloo Gasoline
Engine Co., and with it the beginning of a new era which would
make John Deere become the number one maker
or tractors in the world.

Why are John Deere tractors green and yellow?

No one really knows. Some like to think the color combination
symbolizes the colors of corn - green for the stalks and yellow
for the ears. The earliest color illustration of Deere equipment
with the green and yellow color scheme is of a Deere sulky
plow in the 1905 Deere & Webber catalog.

A History of John Deere Tractors

John Deere: a History of the Man
John Deere: an Early History of the Company
The John Deere 24 Volt Electrical System Explained
A Short History of the John Deere Tractor

The Froehlich Tractor
The Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company
The Waterloo Boy Tractors
Deere and Company's Experimental Tractors

John Deere Two Cylinder Tractor Models:

John Deere D
John Deere C
John Deere GP
John Deere P

John Deere A, AO & AR
John Deere B, BO & BR
BO (Lindeman) Crawler
John Deere G
John Deere L & LA
John Deere H
John Deere M, MT, MC Crawler

John Deere Y
John Deere 62
John Deere R

John Deere 40
John Deere 50
John Deere 60
John Deere 70
John Deere 80

John Deere 320
John Deere 420
John Deere 520
John Deere 620
John Deere 720
John Deere 820 (2 cylinder)

John Deere 330
John Deere 430
John Deere 530
John Deere 630
John Deere 730
John Deere 830

John Deere 435
John Deere 440
John Deere 840

Pictures of our working John Deere Tractors

See Restoration project for our John Deere 50

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