Most people recognize John Deere for its tractors, but it was a plow that put the companys name in the history books.
In 1837 a blacksmith in Grand Detour Illinois named John Deere came up with a product to plow through the earth better.
At the time he probably had no idea how much farmers and construction crew everywhere would come to rely on products with his name on them for their quality engineering.
John Deere all-terrain utility vehicles were introduced in 1987 with the three and five-wheeled AMT. This was replaced just five years later with what we now know as the Gator line. These vehicles were built for more productivity and grounds keeping than pure sport riding.
John Deere jumped into the off-road pure sport side-x-side market last season with its RSX850i. With just a hint of utility remaining in its bloodline, the RSX850i made its way into a swiftly growing segment of adventure off-roading.
Its exciting to see so many diverse companies developing SXS utility and off road adventure models in the last few years. Bringing families together to enjoy the outdoors is what we live for and we hope this trend continues.