SEGMENT: FARM EQUIPMENT

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FARM EQUIPMENT
In 1957 John Deere acqured the Lanz company out of Germany. The Alldog was made for overseas markets. Had mud lugs for letting the wheels go through mud. Had a "buddy seat" for going to town. It was discontinued in 1960. The next item is a replica of the 1837 plow. He used a high carbon content steel for the plow that would self scour.
BACKGROUND
John Deere came from the Vermont area. He was convinced to go to Grand Detour, IL to become a blacksmith in 1837. He used a broken saw blade to create a moldboard, and was soon making 10,000 plows a year. He later moved to Moline, IL for the convinence of shipping.