This 2-minute video in the “Deere Historical Perspective Series” explains John Deere’s early insistence on process as its differentiator.

His first patent of 1864 was for a process, and Deere demanded provide consistency of production before moving on to other products.

That performance set the table for Deere to leverage riding cultivators and other innovations in the post-Civil War era, as the company empowered farmers to how they could realize more from their farms.


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