Thursday, July 25, 2013

7-26-13 john deer anniversary

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to gather in Horicon this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere lawn-and-garden tractor.  The model 110 tractor was first made at John Deere Corp.'s Horicon Works factory in 1963.  It is a miniature version of a regular tractor, with attachments that include a plow for planting.  The company made 1,000 of the smaller tractors the first year as a way to test the market. In 2010, the plant made its 5 millionth garden tractor.  The weekend celebration will include factory tours, garden tractor displays, a daily tractor parade and a swap meet.

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