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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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.

Photograph by Daniel Shea for Bloomberg Businessweek

Planet Deere

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.

Photograph by Daniel Shea for Bloomberg Businessweek

Germany

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Brazil

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Paraguay

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El Salvador

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New Zealand

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Canada

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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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