The steel plow, first created by inventor John Deere in 1837, was strong enough to plow virgin prairie soil but lightweight enough to be managed by a single farmer and team of oxen. The steel plow transformed the America... More »

The steel plow was invented by John Deere in 1837 in Grand Detour, Illinois, when he took a broken blade from a sawmill and used it as a plow to break up the soil. Because of the steel, the soil did not stick to the blad... More »

The first inventor who used the plow in 6,000 BC, when animal power was harnessed by man, is not credited in modern sources. There are early references to the plow in the Bible. Chinese used the Moldboard plow by 100 BC.... More »

The steel plow was invented by John Deere in 1837 in Grand Detour, Illinois, when he took a broken blade from a sawmill and used it as a plow to break up the soil. Because of the steel, the soil did not stick to the blad... More »

In ancient Chinese agriculture of the third century B.C., the iron plow was invented to make it easier to work the soil. These were called "kuan" or moldboard plows and were eventually pulled by oxen. More »

The first inventor who used the plow in 6,000 BC, when animal power was harnessed by man, is not credited in modern sources. There are early references to the plow in the Bible. Chinese used the Moldboard plow by 100 BC.... More »

The mechanical reaper expanded the national market economy by increasing the amount of wheat a farmer could harvest in a limited harvest season, improving the food supply and freeing farm laborers to work in factories. P... More »