John Deere Model 445S Orchard Tractor
May 27, 2011
This Model 445S Hi-Crop is featured in the Art of the John Deere Tractor and was used in an orange grove near Mendoza, Argentina. The 445 dashboard is similar to the model 430. These tractors were built in Argentina, which spurred Juan Peron to encourage domestic manufacturers to increase their production in competition. John Deere also built tricycle, vineyard and economy version of this tractor for the Argentinian market.
The machines in The Art of the John Deere Tractor
by Lee Klancher were hand selected from the more than 400 John Deere tractors in the collect of Walter and Bruce Keller. The Brillion, Wisc. father and son team have more than 600 tractors spread across seven buildings and a custom-built brick showroom with glass windows. In the book 30 tractors were photographed in studio built on the Keller farm for this book which aims to highlight the design, style and art of the John Deere tractor history. To learn more about the book, click here.