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Witness to John Deere History

May 24, 2010

It’s not every day you can bear witness to history being made.

But earlier in May I was able to take part in an event that will serve as a benchmark for years to come. In East Moline, Ill., John Deere Harvester Works manufactured the company’s 500,000th combine. I was able to tag along as the farmer and his dealer took the Gold Key tour at the factory and were able to drive the combine for the first time.

See a slideshow of the event:

Here's an interview with Greg Briggs, a farmer from Cisco, Ill., who purchased the 500,000th combine:

Watch as Briggs takes the combine for its first spin around the front lot at the factory:

Go inside John Deere Harvester Works for a Gold Key tour with Briggs and his dealer, Tom Sloan of Sloan Implement Co.:

Hear Sloan describe the opportunity to sell this miestone machine:

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