John Deere developed the first American cast steel plow. The implements being used by pioneer farmers of that day were cumbersome and ineffective for cutting and turning the prairie soil. To alleviate the problem, Deere and a partner, Major Leonard Andrus, designed three new plows in 1838. Their cutting part was made from steel cut from an old sawmill blade and shaped by bending it over a log. The moldboard, used for lifting and turning, was made of wrought iron and polished on the upper surface to prevent clogging.

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Ed - August 3, 2013

I have found an Arcade John Deere Model A tractor at my uncles. It appears to be just like the one listed at ebay. What size is that tractor? Mine is 5" high x 7" long. There is a label on the floor in front of the driver. Mine has better green paint, but poorer yellow. Where these reproduced at some time? Courious about the tractor as it is going my uncle's estate auction in September. Thanks
►reply: It is really difficult to say, best is to search regularly on eBay to see if you can find the same one to see what it can fetch. Yes, remakes were made, not sure which exactly though, they made tons of tractors.

Cal - November 13, 2012

Looking for information on 1960's John Deere pedal riding toy tractor and wagon. Original price and resource to sell as a collectible item.

Rev Paul L. Hershey - September 19, 2011

Where can I get a three and One Half inch back tire?
►reply: No idea, but if you look for : john deere tire on this website maybe some will show up. Or you can try this website: www.greenfunstore.com/John-Deere-Toy-Parts.html.