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#1 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 08:38 AM

This may be old news but I thought I would post it because I find it a tremendous accomplishment and some others may not know it either.

John Deere rolled out it's 5 millionth lawn and garden tractor at the beginning of this year at it's Horicon, Wisconsin manufacturing plant. It was a model from the Select Series X700 Ultimate tractor lineup and it was just in time for the peak spring outdoor power equipment selling season.

It was 47 years in the making. It all started at the Horicon facility in 1963 with the production of their first lawn and garden tractor which was the 1963 John Deere 110. There were 1,000 units built the first year. They have an original 110 lawn tractor that resides at the Smithsonian Institutes's Museum.

John Deere reached the first million mark in 1984 with the model 318 lawn and garden tractor.

I think this is a tremendous milestone for a company that has been in business since 1837. There are not too many companies that have been in business this long, especially with the different makers of lawn and garden tractors being bought and sold over the years.

I thought maybe some of you might find it interesting.
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Posted December 11, 2010 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for posting,George,that is interesting.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 10:34 AM

That is quite a figure. Thanks for that information.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 11:43 AM

Thanks for the refresher George.

For you PA guys if you are in the Harrisburg area at Valley Ag there is suppose to be a prototype 110 there for the month of December. It belongs to Brandon Pfeiffer the publisher of LAGC magazine. Thought I would pass this on to anyone that is in that area or going through that area. I have seen this tractor before it was restored and it is very interesting.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 02:35 PM

Might have to go take a look. Harrisburg is only 20 minutes from our place.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 04:35 PM

George, if you do go please take your camera and take a few picture.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 06:47 PM

George, if you do go please take your camera and take a few picture.


Can do. I will try and find out more information and see about going. I can't promise for sure that I will make it but I will try my best.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 07:33 PM

Thank you George for posting that cool bit of historical information. For a person who grew up around John Deere tractors I can understand how a company like John Deere can achieve such a milestone.

It's not a '63 110 but it's one of two '65 110s I own. Pretty cool little tractors indeed.
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Posted December 11, 2010 - 07:47 PM

The John Deere 110 round fender is on my want list. I would also like to eventually have a Patio tractor as well mainly because I like the colors and would prefer a blue one. I don't have the extra money to be buying tractors at this point though so they are just on my wish list for now.

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Posted February 11, 2011 - 01:28 PM

Thanks for posting this. As you can tell I'm a newbie to this site, but I've been around John Deere garden tractors for years.

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Posted February 11, 2011 - 01:47 PM

Tmo,:welcometogttalk:glad to have you with us.

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Posted February 11, 2011 - 01:51 PM

Thanks, I like to talk garden tractors anytime.

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Posted February 11, 2011 - 07:21 PM

:welcome:

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Posted February 13, 2011 - 08:36 PM

Wow, 1837. Back then they were just making horses. HA! That is really cool though.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 05:37 PM

Thank you George for posting that cool bit of historical information. For a person who grew up around John Deere tractors I can understand how a company like John Deere can achieve such a milestone.

It's not a '63 110 but it's one of two '65 110s I own. Pretty cool little tractors indeed.
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That 1965 110 is picture perfect!




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