Earth, air, water, fire ... you’ll find all of these at the American John Deere factory in Grovetown, Georgia. But it’s the fifth element that really makes the difference: the engineers and craftsmen who design and assemble our Compact Utility Tractors there for the entire world.
The reason is simple. All over the world, the people who make our machines still use the same clear benchmark as our founder John Deere: if something isn’t good enough for them, it’s not good enough for our customers. From the biggest combine harvester to the smallest mower, this personal commitment to quality is what makes John Deere special.
We never compromise. That’s why every premium tractor that leaves Augusta for the Old World is European from the ground up. From metric nuts and bolts to emission standards and safety warnings, each machine is all set up and ready to go.
We never assume something
will be all right – we make darn sure it is.
The people here really want to do a good job.
They take feedback well, and
they keep us really busy with suggestions for making things better still.
In Augusta, we factory-fit every tractor with the right technology for the region it’s destined for. So when you buy a Series 1, 2, 3 or 4 model in Europe, you can be sure it has everything you need to operate smoothly and safely from the very start. From mirrors and lights to emission standards and safety warnings, our people in Augusta pull out all the stops to make sure you enjoy the best of both worlds: USA build quality, plus European specifications.
People in Europe work our machines much longer and harder than our customers in the USA. So if we can satisfy Europe, we can satisfy anybody!
who plans and oversees the production lines for 3 and 4 Series premium compact tractors. Every day, he looks for ways to add even more quality through the tools, processes and quality control checks he specifies. “I’m proud that we can build such great products in the USA, despite the higher labour costs that involves.”
who has been with the company for 19 years. Three years before a new tractor is launched, Steve starts testing prototypes to catch any flaws or weaknesses well ahead of production. “My colleagues get paid to make them, I get paid to break them”, he smiles. “Then when I do, we all dig in together to solve the issue and get it right.”