Until the '60's they were known in the US for the "Putt-Putting" of their two-cyilender engines. They finally had to drop the Two-cyilender design for the engines to be more efficent and powerful.
John Deere may be famous for it's agriculteral equipment, but they also have a line of Construction equipment.
Interestingly, John Deere has not merged with anyone else, making it one of the only two to not have been taken over by another company. It walks alongside Caterpillar with this title.
Redneck from Medway, Maine: Lets go yard some big ol wood with the big ol john deere skidder
Look at thats 748 h John deere skidder she is big