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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.
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BobFrassinetti - LA LUCILA
John Deere Tractors were used to work on the Argentine field since the early days of the 20th century.

John Deere played a central role in the evolution of field work in the US when he first invented the self cleansing plow and latter on when his company created gas and diesel tractors, working on as a turning point in history in the transition of steam to new and modern power means. He and his companies were history makers not only in the States but also in and around the world.

The early John Deere tractors imported to Argentina were brought to these fertile Pampas lands by visionary Ranch owners seeking to improve their own lands and their productivity.

John Deere's most popular tractor, the Model A, began production in 1934.
This spawned a popular line of two-cylinder tractors including the B, G, L, LA, H, and M.

John Deere continues to produce tractors to an amazing extent. Such is the case that if we were to list the entire model list we would find ourselves doing this John Deere history for years and years to come.

The American John Deere models were brought to be produced in Argentina during the mid 1950s after the second presidency of the famous Juan Domingo Peron. The combination between the end of World War 2 and the overthrown of Peron from the government provided a very good scenario to begin with local tractor production.

The change within the economy plan and prospective future made this venture even more interesting and profitable. Just a couple of years before John Deere relocated the German firm Lanz was taken off the market because of it's political implications in the international armed conflict, and then it was taken by John Deere Argentina. In 1958 the first Argentine John Deere tractors would enter the local market and they would enjoy an immediate success that will remain in constant growth till these days.

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