Legendary John Deere Tractors

Andrew Morland
Voyageur Press
April 2008

Manufacturers: Chamberlain, GMW, John Deere, Lanz, Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company

Models: Waterloo Boy R and N. Nearly all John Deere tractors through the New Generation, then select models through 2007. Select Chamberlain, Lanz Bulldog, and GMW models.

Data: General notes, photographs
High-quality photography is expected from an Andrew Morland book, and Legendary John Deere Tractors delivers plenty of it. The book is packed with 500 beautiful images of tractors from the entire history of Deere & Company. It even includes the Lanz and Chamberlain brands from Europe and Australia. In addition to the imagery, the book is peppered with an assortment of notes about each model detailing the horsepower, factory location, and new technology introduced on individual models.

John Deere high-crop 4020 tractorsThe Dain, Waterloo Boy, and Overtime tractors open the book. Detailed close-ups of these machines are a real treat, as few people ever get to see such rare tractors in person. The book continues in chronological order, and contains a considerable amount of photos of the two-cylinder models as they changed over the years. The less-common high-crop, narrow, orchard, and LP-gas variants are also present. Not every model has the same amount of textual information, but this is a photographic book, not a specifications book.

The inclusion of related brands from outside the United States is a unique treat, and an aspect of Deere & Company that many books overlook. Several models of the Lanz Bulldog are included, John Deere purchased Lanz in 1956. Three Chamberlain tractors are in the book, the Australian manufacturer was purchased by Deere in 1970.

With a subject range from the Dain tractor to the 2007 model 8530, the book covers far more models than most photographic collections. Hundreds of images make Legendary John Deere Tractors an excellent addition to any John Deere fan's collection.

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