For decades, William Butterworth, John Deere’s third president, has been the scapegoat, the person to blame for Deere’s “late” entrance into the tractor business. I think it’s time to let him off the hook. Deere’s tractor development program began in 1912. The industry at that …Read More
Selling the Bull Tractor
Pastor Hartsough. D.M. Hartsough. Daniel Hartsough. D. Maurice Hartsough. Tracking him down in newspapers, trade journals and archives has been as difficult as finding a photo (which I still have not), or piecing together the tractors he designed and launched. Or the trail of partners …Read More
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