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2016 John Deere Parts Expo, Austin Texas

by Bill Walters

Posted on January 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Greetings from Dyersville. I hope everyone had a great New Year, 2016 went by so quickly. I was privileged to attend the John Deere Parts Expo in December. John Deere hosts this event every other year. This year it was in Austin, TX.

We were able to talk to many John Deere dealers at the event, and showcase our new and existing products for 2017.

The image above shows our display of Precision and Prestige models. You will also be seeing a 1/16th Prestige version of the 9RX later this year as well.

An exciting part for me was looking at some of the vintage tractors that John Deere brought to the show from their archives. In addition to a 4960 and 7810, they also brought down the 2 millionth 4440 tractor. This tractor only has 26 hours on it and still looks brand new.

Since we’re already on the subject of the “40” series, 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of this series of tractor. We also have announced a special 1/16th 4640 tractor commemorating this anniversary. Please see your local John Deere if you’re interested in owning this model.

We’ll have more surprises for you in 2017. I’ll do my best to keep everyone updated on our plans.