AUGUSTA, Ga. – Today, John Deere marks a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the 1 millionth tractor built at the John Deere – Augusta factory in Grovetown, Georgia. The millionth unit, a 5100M model, was recently on display at a commemorative ceremony at the local fairgrounds.
In 1990, the factory produced its first unit – a 55 Series compact utility tractor. Today, John Deere – Augusta produces 27 models of compact utility tractors and utility tractors that are distributed throughout North America, and exported to more than 40 other countries.
The facility occupies more than 400,000 square feet, spans more than 175 acres and employs approximately 470 employees to support the design, production and distribution of John Deere compact utility and utility tractors.
Photos: Above: A 5100M was the 1 millionth tractor built at the John Deere – Augusta factory in Grovetown, Georgia.
Below: The 5100M is used by farmers, vineyards, construction companies, commercial mowers and golf courses.