John Deere allowed TM cameras inside the famous John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, IL for a rare and fascinating look at how the best-selling combines in the world are made. See each step in the process – from metal fabrication, painting, welding, sub-assemblies, main assembly, final inspection – to combines being loaded on trucks and flat cars for delivery all over the world.
Bonus features include archival footage of John Deere combines being manufactured in 1959. See how the Harvester Works looked back then and John Deere's first self-propelled combines in action – the 55, 45, and 95. Prepare to be amazed. 1 hour 20 min.
"This was ordered for my John Deere loving husband. He has always wanted to go back to Moline to see how they are made, but of course that costs a lot of money. This way he could learn what he wanted, without the cost. He absolutely loved it. In fact, he loved it so much, he has been asking me about the second one, and if we could get that one too." Amazon
"From my father down to my six-year old, our entire family enjoyed watching how John Deere combines are made in Moline, Illinois. There aren't many shows where three generations can give an enthusiastic 5 star review!" Amazon
"A treat for young and old alike with an interest in the inner workings of farm equipment "John Deere Country Part 1: How a Combine is Made is a DVD that lives up to its title, bringing the viewer on a step-by-step tour of precisely how a John Deere combine is crafted. From how lasers cut sheets of metal into the thousands of parts needed, to the process of bending, punching, and welding together the pieces, and adding internal working such as cylinder, cleaning shoe, and grain bend. A truly amazing look at the efficiency of modern technology, supplemented with the human ingenuity and hard work, John Deere Country Part 1 is a treat for young and old alike with an interest in the inner workings of farm equipment." Midwest Book Review
"I loved it! Really like seeing the old footage of the 1950's" & Hopes we continue to add more old footage to future titles." Larry Blakey, Quality Equipment, L.L.C.