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Legendary John Deere Tractors – A photographic history

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John Deere occupies a special place in farmer’s hearts. As chief innovator behind the agricultural powerhouse, he might have been a little slow to test the tractor market – after all he didn’t launch a company branded tractor until 1923. However once he cracked the scene with his mighty model D he never looked back.

Forging a solid reputation with his definitive machines, which had both quality and innovation on their side, John Deere quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the top tractor manufacturers; establishing a two-cylinder line that transformed not only the agricultural world but the industrial world as well.

As the title suggests, Legendary John Deere Tractors (by Andrew Morland) salutes the best of the big green Tractors – paying homage to every classic two cylinder model on the list – the D, GP, A ,B R as well as the numbered series, the protogenic New Generation line and the newest tractors rolling off company lines.

With almost 500 full-colour images shot by world-class photographer Andrew Moreland, this book illustrates the unequivocal power of John Deere tractors with vivid photography of these masterful machines at work as well as several close-ups of their greatest technical features.

The unmistakable hues of the John Deere green run through the pages like a signature. Clear, concise and informative captions guide the reader on a fascinating tour through time.

Retails for $60.00 from Techbooks, 378 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland. Phone (09) 524 0132.

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