The Johnny Popper

I made this website for people, who are looking for information about "Johnny Popper" a John Deere tractor. Deere & Company (usually known by its brand name John Deere) is one of the leading manufacturers of farm equipment. To give you a short explanation about this type of tractor, made by John Deere. All of the John Deere two-cylinder Tractors from the original Model D in 1924, to the last series in 1958/1960 were called "Johnny Poppers" or "Poppin' Johnnies" because of their distinctive exhaust note. During the course of two revolutions (a four-stroke cycle) of the engine (720 degrees) the first cylinder fires at 0 degrees, the second at 180 degrees, then the engine coasts 540 degrees until it fires again beginning the next cycle.

The John Deere Model D, photo by Bruce Meyer

John Deere, as written in the introduction, is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of farm equipment they are responsible for developing a lot of different agricultural machinery, so to give you an impression of the Johnny Popper tractor you need to know this specific information

The following models are called "Johnny Popper" tractors. The Model D, GP, A, B, G, H, L, LA, M, and R. The 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80; the 320, 420, 520, 620, 720, and 820; and the last series, the 330, 430, 530, 630, 730, and 830. This shows you, that there are a lot of different models. Maybe you already own such type of tractor, but you didn't know they called that way!

There are a lot of fans of the "Johnny Popper" tractor, you can find them all over the world. To be of good service to all customers and fans Deere & Company has got different headquarters in every part of the world. In the US you can find the headquarter in Moline, Illinois, this is also where it all started in 1837. For people who are interested in the history of John Deere, this World Headquarter is open to visitors, here you can look at displays of antique John Deere equipment, and get up close and personal with a variety of the company's new equipment offerings. They'll also find a selection of product literature.

When you live in Europe, the headquarter of Deere & Company is located in Mannheim, Germany. Of course selling points are to be found in every country in Europe, Australia, China and even in other parts of Asia and Africa and of course in South America. John Deere factories are located in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Mexico, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. Affiliated companies produce John Deere products in the United States and South America.

Upcoming Events

For all those fans of Johnny Popper tractors, different events are organized every year:

The 1st Ontario Two Cylinder Club hosts John Deere Heritage Days every August. This is the place, where Vintage John Deere's are being showed. This event takes place in West Perth township, Staffa, Ontario. The 2011 show will be held August 13th & 14th, 2011 and is Hosted By Llolyn Farms, Princeton , Ontario.

The "Johnny Popper Orchard Tours" will start in May and will last till October. Every weekend you can get on a Johnny Popper train to explore more of the agricultural environment of Vernon, Canada. Check the Johnny Popper Orchard Tours website for more info.

Unfortunately for Popper fans in other parts of the world, there are not a lot of specific John Deere events. Please take a look at your local farm event calendar to see other interesting events. If you miss any events on our event list above, please let us know about it, so we can publish it here on our website. You can go to the contact page to get in touch.