Ask the average American what John Deere sells and they’ll likely reply with, “a tractor”, or perhaps they’ll say, “a lawnmower”. They will probably answer you with a reflective smile that takes them back to a fond childhood memory of riding on grandpa’s lap while he “let them drive”. However, unlike the John Deere tractor figurines, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who has a miniature John Deere generator ornament hanging on their Christmas tree.
John Deere, A Name You Can Trust
What we know here at Depco is, when it comes to machinery and heavy equipment, one of the most well-known and trusted brands of machinery and equipment is John Deere. In fact, Industry Week ranked it second among the top ten largest machinery manufacturers in 2017, and we agree the numbers don’t lie.
For over 180 years, John Deere has manufactured everything from farm machinery to lawn tools, to military equipment, to trinkets and treasures for the kids. John Deere himself began by making an efficient and functional plow with a broken saw blade. As mentioned earlier, the business has grown to become the second largest machinery manufacturer in the US and one of the major players in the world of large equipment and machinery.
The Long and Storied History of the Deere
Throughout Deere’s history, manufacturing engines to support the equipment they produce has been crucial to their ongoing success. So, while generators may not be on the frontlines of their business, the John Deere lineup wouldn’t be the same without them.
This brief but interesting overview of John Deere’s History will show that the company is indeed not just a tractor company.
- In 1837, John Deere created his first plow using a broken saw blade. Over the next few years, the company went on to produce cultivators, tractors and combines They made various types of equipment and parts to support the military during the war.
- The 1950’s would bring the cotton picker and hay balers onto the scene.
- From the 1960’s onward, the company would add consumer lawn equipment and even snowmobiles to their repertoire. They would also update and revolutionize their farming equipment keeping the bar set high for their competitors.
A John Deere for Every Need
With emissions approved generator power ranging from 42–755hp drive engines, John Deere generators offer both private and commercial businesses of all sizes with reliable emergency backup systems. And when downtime is not an option, John Deere generators ensure dependable, round the clock power.
No, the John Deere generator won’t offer fun rides with grandpa, but they will provide lasting quality for their intended purpose and could be a valuable asset to your business.
Are you ready to learn more about how a John Deere generator will benefit your company? We invite you to check our resources link where you’ll find answers to questions regarding the generator size you need, required maintenance and warranty information. Then contact our sales team at Depco and let’s talk about how you might add a piece of John Deere generator history to your repertoire.