John Deere counting down to celebrating 100 years


March 14, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of John Deere’s tractor business, and the company has big plans for its centennial celebration.

John Deere entered the farm tractor business in 1918 through the acquisition of the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company. At the recent National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, John Deere product marketing manager Tiffany Turner explained how the Waterloo Boy was the first tractor to be marketed under the brand.

In this video, Turner gives us a sneak peek into a huge celebration planned this summer for Waterloo, Iowa, on June 15 and 16. John Deere tractors and engines will be displayed at the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum and the Waterloo Convention Center. Both venues will include exhibits, food and family-friendly activities. The displays will include a mix of company and customer-owned equipment and will feature tractors and engines spanning across John Deere product lines and from around the world. Turner says everyone is invited.

Tiffany Turner discusses what John Deere has planned for its 100 anniversary tractor celebration.

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