John Deere tractors are made in America at a number of plants throughout the country, primarily in Illinois and Iowa. Many of these factories offer guided tours that provide an inside look at how the tractors are made.
John Deere offers four different sites around the country at which patrons can come see the inner workings of the tractor manufacturing process. Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois produces combines and associated headers for the company. Tractor Cab Assembly Operations does exactly as the title suggests in Waterloo, Iowa. Also in Waterloo, Engine Blocks manufactures the power behind the tractor. Finally Des Moines Works in Ankeny, Iowa displays the production of grain drills, sprayers and other essential farming equipment. Each of these plants offer scheduled tours during select days and times to guests 13 years old and above.