As part of its annual Steam Fair, the Traction Engine Club of
Ulster (TECU) recently staged a special tribute to John Deere
in recognition of the company’s 40th anniversary in the
UK and Ireland.
The event was held at the Ballymena Showgrounds in July and
attracted a variety of tractors, as well as visitors, from near
and far. Around 60 models of John Deere tractor, from a 1914
Overtime to a modern day 7820, went on show, much to the delight
of all the local John Deere fans.
TECU chairman Rodney Getty said: "We decided to incorporate
a special John Deere display this year in recognition of the
fact that the company’s dealerships have been established
in the UK for 40 years now.
"The response, both from exhibitors and visitors, has been
very favourable, proving there is a strong following for this
popular brand here in Northern Ireland," he said.
TECU treasurer Laurence Woolf added: "As far as we know,
this is the only dedication to the 40th anniversary of John Deere
in the whole of Ireland, north and south."
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