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John Deere plant tour on Speed and Speed HD Channels

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pflasch, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. pflasch

    pflasch LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 294

    For all of the JD enthusiasts...

    On my local cable system, Speed HD has a series of 1 hour programs called "Ultimate Factories" and at 1:00 am Sunday morning (4 hours from now) they are showing the John Deere plant in Moline, IL
    It's probably not going to show "Commercial Lawn" products... probably large farm equipment, but just seeing the plant, which I hear is hugh, should be worth it!!!

    Right now, they are showing how firetrucks are made at the Pierce plant in Wisconsin!
    Cool show!

    My recorder is set to record!!
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I actually went down to Moline, IL a few years ago and toured a few plants and the world headquarters personally. It was a very cool experience. The factories are all HUGE, alot of times they would have a few wagons hooked together and would tow you around the factory with a tractor. It is a great experience, and if you are interested in Deere at all, I highly recommend you make a trip there some time.
  3. pflasch

    pflasch LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 294

    Thanks Brad!

    I future trip might be in order, if I get over that way!

    Thanks again!
  4. pflasch

    pflasch LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 294

    Currently, I'm watching how the BMW Z4 is made... pretty cool!
  5. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    yea, i'm watchin the z4 one now too, a fire truck one was on an hour ago
  6. pflasch

    pflasch LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 294

    Hey Deere guys... which plant is the z900 series made??
  7. Power Chute Design

    Power Chute Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    One of the Carolinas. I think North Carolina.
  8. Kevin M.

    Kevin M. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    They make all BMW's for North America in Greer, South Carolina about 5 hours away from were I am sitting in Hilton Head.
  9. LawnMowerKing10

    LawnMowerKing10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 837

    They show you how a combine is made. Pierce trucks are nice but I like E-One better
  10. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,684

    The John Deere one is awesome!

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