Complete Book of Classic John Deere Tractors

The First 100 Years

Don Macmillan, contributions by John Dietz, Andrew Morland and Randy
NZD $79.99

The Complete Book of Classic John Deere Tractors explores the range of iconic 'green tractors' with which Illinois-based John Deere has become one of the world's most recognizable brands.

The Complete Book of Classic John Deere Tractors features descriptions, photography, and spec charts for farm legends including the kerosene-powered 1918 Waterloo Boy, classic two-cylinder models, and the redesigned New Generation and New Generation II lines.


Part of Motorbooks' Complete Book series, this fact-packed volume takes you through dozens of John Deere farm models, beginning with the 1892 Waterloo Boy and ending with the game-changing New Generation and Generation II lines. With selected text from The Bigger Book of John Deere by late legendary Deere historian Don Macmillan, this book details year-to-year model changes within each series and offers comprehensive specs charts compiled by Deere authority John Dietz.

In addition to the Waterloo Boy, you'll witness the entire 40-plus years of two-cylinder 'Johnny Poppers,' from the 1924 Model D through the 830 Series models in 1960, and the styled tractors of the prewar and postwar years. Also featured heavily are the groundbreaking New Generation tractors launched to much fanfare in 1960 and their successors, the New Generation II lineup with their Sound-Gard cabs. Standard, row-crop, orchard, and even a selection of experimental models…they're all here. In addition, you'll find coverage of John Deere's rich international heritage, with tractors produced in Spain, Germany, and Australia.

Illustrated with incredible color photography and period advertising, The Complete Book of Classic John Deere Tractors is an essential edition for the library of any Deere fanatic.

Author bio:


The late Don Macmillan was one of the world's most respected authorities on Deere & Company. He bought his first Deere tractor in 1943, was appointed the first Deere dealer in the United Kingdom in 1958, and went on to establish one of the world's foremost collections of Deere tractors and memorabilia. Working with Deere & Company, he authored John Deere Tractors & Equipment Volumes 1 and 2 and John Deere Tractors Worldwide, all published by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. He is also the author of The Bigger Book of John Deere and John Deere Tractor Legacy.


John Dietz is a writer and photographer based in Arden, Manitoba, Canada. He has authored the books John Deere Two-Cylinder Buyer's Guide and Classic John Deere Tractors, and he writes for several agriculture magazines.

Andrew Morland is a freelance photojournalist. He is the photographer of numerous Voyageur Press tractor books, including The Bigger Book of John Deere, Vintage Ford Tractors, and Classic Tractors of the World. He lives in Somerset, England.

Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press covering subjects from sports cars to motorcycles to farm tractors. Leffingwell is considered one of the top Corvette historians working today, and he enjoys a close working relationship with Chevrolet as well numerous other manufacturers. His previous Corvette titles include Art of the Corvette; Corvette Fifty Years, Corvette 60 Years, and Legendary Corvette. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9780760366066
Table Of Contents: Chapter 1 - The Pioneering Years, 1892-1924 Chapter 2 - The Glory Years of the Two-Cylinders, 1918-1960 Chapter 3 - The Styled Years, 1938-1955 Chapter 4 - The Numbered Years, 1952-1970 Chapter 5 - The New Generation of Power, 1959-1975 Chapter 6 - Generation II, 1972-1987 Index
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Motorbooks
Pub Date: March 2020
Page Extent: 176
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Transport: general interest