Photograph by Daniel Shea for Bloomberg Businessweek

Planet Deere

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    The developing world's farming trends are benefiting Deere & Co., the Moline (Ill.) company founded in 1837 by John Deere. After 175 years, it remains the world's largest maker of farm equipment. Here's a look at Deere equipment, in the field and in the factory.

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    Germany

    Photograph by Stefan Longin/John Deere Company
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    Brazil

    Photograph by Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
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    Paraguay

    Photograph by Noah Friedman-Rudovsky/Bloomberg
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    El Salvador

    Photograph by Alejandra Parra/Bloomberg
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    New Zealand

    Photograph by Mark Coote/Bloomberg
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    Canada

    Photograph by Ken Gillespie/Corbis
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    Inside the factory: foundry operations.

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    A rear axle assembly prior to chassis launch. This is the beginning of the tractor assembly process.

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    A chassis in the drying ovens after a wash. The paint process begins with multiple washes and rinses.

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    In the painting area at Deere's Waterloo (Iowa) complex.

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    Robots painting a chassis.

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    A closeup of a wiring harness on a painted engine.

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    Tractor treads

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    Engines and other parts

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    Final assembly

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    The finished product

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