Deere & Company was founded in 1837 by blacksmith John Deere. Deere had achieved great success that year when he built a plow from highly polished steel. Deere & Company entered the tractor manufacturing business in 1918 with the purchase of Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company. In 1923, John Deere introduced the two cylinder Model D which remained in production for the next 30 years. John Deere tractors became known as Poppin Johnies due to the unique sound their two cylinder engines made. John Deere became the dominant force in tractor production with in 1960 with the release of the 4 and 6 cylinder New Generation tractors. Deere also would become a leader in harvesting for 50 plus years when it introduced its first self-propelled combines in 1947. Today John Deere is the world’s leading producer of agricultural equipment, the 5th oldest company in the United States and a Fortune 100 company with a global presence and a worldwide perspective.
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