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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 11:36 am    Post subject: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

just for fun, what is the most unusual item do you think
john deere sold?
i know they been around for over 200 years ,so a lot of things have changed!
i know they sold bi cycles ! i never seen one , but seen pictures

what have you seen or heard about that had john deere on it
and wasnt common?
thank you
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My wife worked for a JD dealer in Emporia, KS the owner had several John Deere bicycles on display. Kind of the other side of the coin, I was at my hometown JD dealer back in KS a while back picking up a part for my chain saw. And no not the same dealer as above. Some of the items they sell with the JD brand on them just to make a buck is something else. Cannot remember a specific item but at the time I thought to myself...you got to be kidding me! Ok..Ok leaving for sure this time.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pretty sure they sold snowmobiles for a while.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had a snowmobile and a digital wrist watch that I bought right at the dealership.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 1:34 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a Alfalfa cultivator made in the late 20's.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 2:08 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Silo unloaders.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think there was a wood stave silo in the early 1900's, too. That really was a stretch...
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bunk feeder of which Tom has one. Perhaps the most unusual is the high front wheel bikes that were popular during the 1890's as opposed to the bikes with a JD decal made by another company during the 1970's. Another possibility is the front mount air compressor complete with air tank that was available for purchase to mount on the 110 and 112 lawn and garden tractors. I've been wanting one of those compressor/tanks since I became aware of them a number of years ago. If anybody wants to check JD Parts Catalog it is listed under the model 20 air compressor.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've seen the bicycles at sales. Bought one once but gave it to a friend. I've got a JD tiller and a 4 wheeler. Can't forget the JD Barbie. Got it for my niece years ago but found out someone else already got her one. So I kept it.



 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bagged fertilizer
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The snowmobiles were designed and built at horicon works.

The strangest thing Ive seen is the junk value line tractors so they can keep up with fiat and agco garbage at the same price
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Cars. Actually, pretty nice ones for the times!

Velie motorcars

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 8:44 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Its too bad the car factory didnt work out. Green magazine did a big article on them
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: the most unusual thing john deere sold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had a 440 Cyclone snowmobile when I was 16. Same one as the picture below......

 
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