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Look — there's a Deere in our yard!
50 years of John Deere lawn and garden equipment
When John Deere fashioned his first self-scouring plow out of a discarded saw blade 176 years ago, Americans either lived in cities or small towns, or on farms. A little over a century later, automobiles, mass transit, and other developments helped fuel a mass population shift toward new suburban homesteads carved into woodlands or plotted onto farmland outside urban areas. Along with millions of new homes came new lawns and gardens that needed tending. In 1962, Deere & Company began drafting plans for a small tractor modeled after the company's legendary full-size farm equipment.
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