John Deere Wis. plant marks 50 years of producing lawn tractor

John Deere's Horicon Works factory in Horicon, Wis., is marking the 50th anniversary of its Model 110 lawn-and-garden tractor with a weekend rally showcasing garden tractor collections across the country. The Model 110 lawn tractors, launched in 1963, became known as "freedom machines" because they helped finish garden chores in less time, according to this article.

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