Contractor and farmer Benny Nilsson has been working together with the local John Deere dealership in Stenkyrka, Gotland for over 45 years and counting. The long relationship has been a fruitful one, not only for them, but for Mr Nilsson’s clients as well.
John Deere’s self-propelled combines remain the reliable and indispensable assistant in grain harvesting. As this revolutionary piece of farm machinery reaches its 75th year milestone, farmers and contractors around the world use John Deere combines to harvest half the world’s grain.
You read that right: Samuel Bertrand's John Deere V451R baler unfailingly gathers hay and makes more than 100 round bales per hour.
Gunsmoke Farms in the USA is harvesting in a big way. Contracted combines do their rounds in wheat and pea fields as far as the eye can see. With his image, photographer George Steinmetz captures the expansive nature of South Dakotan food production.
It makes sense to have equipment serviced in the off-season. To help, John Deere dealers have the Expert Check in place. For a controlled cost, this advanced inspection procedure can prevent costly downtime at the worst possible moment.
What started as a hobby has turned into a bustling business for Dutch John Deere fan Guus van Daele and his son Stanny: The two collect and trade in old spare parts and in so doing ensure that a piece of history is preserved.
John Deere has over 100 years of experience with harvesters – and the first combine is already over 90 years old. To date, we have produced over 750,000 combines, including over 120,000 single rotor machines. This is a short story about a long tradition.