John Deere’s Augusta, GA factory was established in 1990 and its first tractor ever off the line was a 55 series model in 1991.
Since then, the factory has produced compact utility tractors and 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Series models from 26 to 115hp for customers all over the world.
John Deere’s new 5M Series tractors from Augusta feature four different models ranging from from 75 to 115hp, powered by Stage IIIB compliant diesel-only engines utilizing fuel efficient common rail technology.
This month, John Deere’s Augusta factory hit a major production milestone, with a John Deere 5100M tractor recently becoming the millionth tractor produced at the company’s Augusta location.
“Producing one million tractors is a significant milestone for John Deere and for the whole Augusta team,” said Mary Pat Tubb, factory manager, John Deere – Augusta. “We are proud of the legacy we’ve built as a company, and of the goal we’ve had here in Augusta since we started: To design and build tractors for our customers that deliver the quality and value they’ve come to expect from John Deere.”
“Since we opened in the early 90s, the increase in productivity of John Deere Utility and Compact Utility tractors has been remarkable,” said Tubb. “Customers can now get more done in less time, whether they are full-time farmers, contractors, or just taking care of things around their own homes.”
Today, John Deere’s Augusta factory produces 27 models of compact utility tractors and utility tractors that are distributed throughout North America, and exported to more than 40 other countries.