John Deere, a North American based agricultural machinery and forestry equipment manufacturing company, has a long and illustrious history in the industrial and agricultural fields. Founded in 1837, John Deere began out of humble beginnings as an apprenticeship blacksmith shop formed by its namesake John Deere in Grand Detour, Illinois. Initially producing small tools such harvesting sickles, the business quickly progressed to producing specialized wagons for local farmers. After creating his first steel plow in 1838 that revolutionized agriculture at the time, John Deere continued on inventing new products for both industrial and residential uses including the ‘tiger-tooth’ harrow and later the much renowned Disk Harrow; greatly advancing farming productivity with their innovations. In 1918 the company introduced its first two-cylinder tractor model and went on to be one of biggest players within this sector over ensuing decades – culminating in 2020 when it became known as one of top five largest producers of tractors globally across all industry sectors. During World War II John Deer's factories produced tanks for allied forces; generating further success post-war through production expansion into medium-sized trucks & commercial mowers (for golf courses) during 1950s - 1970s timeline; followed by construction vehicles & solar powered products during 1980s - 2000 period.
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