The Waterloo Boy Tractor: Beginning of the John Deere

Written by Dave Cole

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While Deere and Company had been experimenting with various tractor designs since 1912, nothing had proven itself to be a seller onrepparttar market.

After much consideration and despiterepparttar 146904 consternation of certain board members, Silloway believedrepparttar 146905 Waterloo Boy Model N wasrepparttar 146906 second best tractor onrepparttar 146907 market,repparttar 146908 first belonging torepparttar 146909 International Harvester Company.

Sales in 1919 did hit a slump, mostly due to Henry Ford's introduction ofrepparttar 146910 Fordson tractor, butrepparttar 146911 board members of Deere and Company did take an option to purchaserepparttar 146912 Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company.

On March 14, 1918, an agreement was reached byrepparttar 146913 board agreeing to purchaserepparttar 146914 Waterloo company for $2,350,000.

On January 20, 1920 Deere and company were officially inrepparttar 146915 tractor business. The acquisition gave many more sales opportunities torepparttar 146916 Waterloo Boy tractor as Deere and Company had an already established dealer network acrossrepparttar 146917 United States.

The new John Deere Waterloo Boy tractors were to be painted John Deere green, except for: hub caps - red, gasolene tank - red.

The Waterloo Boy decals were were still used, howeverrepparttar 146918 John Deere decals were placed onrepparttar 146919 front.

In March and April of 1920repparttar 146920 Model N hadrepparttar 146921 privilege of beingrepparttar 146922 first tractor tested at Nebraska underrepparttar 146923 new tractor testing law.

The tractor exceededrepparttar 146924 advertised 12 - 25 and became alsorepparttar 146925 first tractor to be certified.

The Waterloo Boy Overtime Tractors

Export ofrepparttar 146926 Model R began in 1917 with tractors going to Denmark, England, France, Greece, Ireland and South Africa. Most of these exported to England were purchased by L. J. Martin, head ofrepparttar 146927 Overtime Tractor Company, London.

Upon arrival these tractors received a new paint job, decals and serial number and a new name....Overtime.

In Great Britain,repparttar 146928 Waterloo Boy tractors burned paraffin, repparttar 146929 British equivalent of kerosene.


For a complete history of all the John Deere Two Cylinder Tractors, visit our tribute to the Johnny Poppers and also see pics of our working 2 cylinder tractors, along with a whole bunch of Cool Green & Yellow stuff

Hybrid cars with 250 mpg fuel mileage

Written by Ansh Shukla

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In future,repparttar gasoline engine could also be replaced with more fuel-efficient hydrogen fuel cells. It is estimated that these cars would cost $3 to $7 for gas and $4 for electricity per week, which is much lower, then $14 for hybrid cars and $36 for conventional cars.

Asrepparttar 146776 environment is degrading each day and fuel is depleting even faster, these types of technology could help stabilizerepparttar 146777 situation largely. Let us see if dreams of Bellevue auto visionaries come live. Think of a situation if oil imports from Middle East stops due to some reason.

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