The actual John Deere 455 is a excellent piece of machinery. Ernest Hemingway would’ve been proud of this All-American creation. However the name John Deere is actually not only a powerful machine for trimming grass on your own front lawn. Behind the favorite yard tractor, John Deere is the name of the now well-known American who formed Deere & Company, and designed some of the best yard tractors and history and sold it to millions of homeowners all over the world.
Who is John Deere?
John Deere began as a simple person. An American. He was born in 1804 and at age seventeen was already an apprentice to Capt. Benjamin Lawrence, a well-known blacksmith in Middlebury. John Deere proved helpful hard and demonstrated natural talent for the blacksmith craft. In 1825, John Deere made a decision to enter the business himself.
2 years alter John Deere’s business took a down turn. So he sold it to his father-in-law and moved to Illinois. He effortlessly found work given that there were no blacksmiths in the region. It is here in The state of illinois where John Deere invented his legacy. By 1837, John Deere had designed the world’s first cast-steel plow for commercial use. The creation grew to become so popular that by 1841 John Deere was selling 70 to 100 steel plows a year.
Today in Middlebury, Vermont a monument was put up to observe the location where John Deere learned the blacksmith trade. The monument reads, “The Plow That Broke The Plains”.
John Deere died peacefully in his home on May 17, 1886.
But the gentleman left behind a legacy. For starters, he invented one hell of a machine. Deere & Company, John’s Illinois businesses, manufactures the best and finest yard tractors to date.
For instance, the most recent John Deere lawn tractor design boasts a impressive 22hp liquid-cooled diesel engine built by Yanmar especially for John Deere. This makes it possible for the John Deere to support hydrostatic power steering and hydrostatic transmission. The new model also comes with a 54-inch lawn mower decks, a 200RPM mid-body power take-off as well as a three-point Category “0” hitch. Hardly any other lawn tractor manufacturer does it like Deere & Company.
The other thing about the new John Deere yard tractor design is its amazing secondary market scene. If there’s anything a John Deere nut knows about John Deere yard tractors, it’s their strong secondary market value. John Deere lawn tractors have always had a strong attractiveness towards secondary buyers. Knowing this, Deere & Company began fitting their designs with a mileage counter to help aid used John Deere lawn tractor buyers. One look at the gauge should tell you how frequently the yard tractor was used by the previous owner.
If you live in a house with a front lawn, you can’t go wrong with a John Deere 455. It is a big investment, sure, but every cent on the price tag is well worth your dime. John Deere is after all a legend in his own right.