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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am writing an article for my club's newsletter . What are some of the firsts that John Deere introduced?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

None until new generation.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Roll-a-Matic front end
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The modern telescopic PTO shield first introduced on the No8 mower. Exploded parts illistrations introduced as part of the war effort during ww2. Both of these were unpatented because they felt the industry should adopt them as soon as possible.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

roll over protective structure
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good grief, the steel plow!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Don't forget the obvious, the self scouring steel plow.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Greenday wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:26:35 10/09/12) Roll-a-Matic front end


The guy who invented the roll-a-matic approached IH first. IH played around with it and even installed one or two for test purposes, but they were not impressed and didn't buy it. I used to have a picture of a Farmall B equipped with the roll-a-matic, but I lost it years ago when my computer crashed.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Then there was the Gilpin Sulky Plow that took the farmer off his feet and into a seat.

In 1980 JD introduced the 4 row cotton picker, an industry first.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hay Cuber, both self propelled and stationary.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I believe the GP was the first tractor with power lift of any type.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think the 435 might have been the first tractor with dual speed PTO.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A Deere book I have claims the Model A was the first tractor with adjustable wheel tread. I can't say whether that is accurate or not, though.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Closed-Center-Hydraulic system with the radial piston type pump that varied volume based on demand...which was an industry leading advancement that held JD hydraulic systems in the industry lead for 20 plus years over their competition...1961

Direct injection diesel engine standard on their tractors...others had tried and decided to use other injection systems utilizing pre-combustion chambers. This began in 1949 on the R- diesel and continues to this day. It was one reason for their successes in claiming the top fuel efficiency records at Nebraska that held for over 30 years until not being beaten but by another JD product in the early 80's.

there are other things...just a sampling here.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere Firsts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Um, Im going to say the first with syncronized transmissions, first with the full powershift trans I believe, First with a great factory cab ( In my opinion)
 
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