Book Description

To many people, then name John Deere is synonymous with farm tractors. The big, green machines are popular all over the country, and especially beloved are the two-cylinder, General Purpose models known as 'Johnny Poppers' for the distinctive 'pop-pop' of their engines. BIG GREEN--JOHN DEERE GENERAL PURPOSE TRACTORS is the story of John Deere, the moan, and the history and development of the company's General Purpose tractors. Includede are all of the early developmental models, the Waterloo Boy, Models D, C, GP, A, B, G, H, and M, the numbered series, and the 'Utility' tractors of the 1940's and '50's. Over 120 color and black and white photos illustrate the history of the General Purpose tractor from the first experimental Melvin tractor of 1912, to the 1950's Model 135 Diesel, the last new two-cylinder General Purpose model. Read more

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