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Filmmakers document how John Deere tractors are made

Friday, August 7, 2009

New film documents how Deere tractors are made.
New film documents how Deere tractors are made.

Camera crews from TM Productions recently visited Deere & Company's Waterloo, Iowa assembly factory to film the latest in a series called John Deere Country, to document how the company makes its famed green tractors.

TM cameras were allowed in for a rare look at the creation of John Deere's largest tractor, the 9000 series, from pre-assembly through the multi-million dollar robotic paint installation, cab assembly, final assembly and testing.

The production company has released ten titles about John Deere farm equipment and construction equipment, along with films about other equipment makers.

TM Productions said its newest film - John Deere Country, Part 3, How John Deere Makes Tractors - is "a fascinating blend of John Deere's newest and best with the legendary John Deere tractors of the past."

A narrator compares the pros and cons of a tractor on tracks to a tractor on wheels, explaining the production technologies at work as John Deere 7000, 8000 and 9000 series tractors work the fields pulling the newest and largest implements.

The DVD also contains exclusive archival footage showing how John Deere factories operated in earlier eras.

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