The John Deere- Lindeman Co.


| September/October 1975

  • Crawler pictured plowing snow

    Gordon Stroven
  • Saw Rig purchased from John Koshak

    Gordon S. Nelson
  • Gasoline engines

    Vince Plesko
  • 6 HP Fuller & Johnson Saw Rig

    Gordon S. Nelson
  • Water-hopper

    Gordon Stroven

  • Crawler pictured plowing snow
  • Saw Rig purchased from John Koshak
  • Gasoline engines
  • 6 HP Fuller & Johnson Saw Rig
  • Water-hopper

14038 68th Avenue, Coopersville, Michigan 49404

A brief history of the growth and success of the company.

When J. D. and H. W. Lindeman organized the company in 1922, they had a combined capital of $250. The original company was formed in 1923 by Jesse Lindeman and his brother Harry Lindeman and the partnership was expanded in 1925 when Ross W. Lindeman, another brother, joined the organization.

Jesse Lindeman who lived and worked on an Iowa farm migrated to Yakima, Washington. He soon realized that the standard agricultural equipment then available was inadequate to meet the problems of the western farmers. This is when the Lindeman disc-harrow was placed on the market and Lindeman became a large manufacturing company. It was known through out the country as the Lindeman Power Equipment Co. of Yakima, Washington.



In a period of 15 years the staff increased from 2 to 42 men.

In 1930 the firm suffered two setbacks. Harry Lindeman died and the depression brought additional problems.

Becky
3/3/2019 9:45:24 AM

When we moved to our farm in Watsonville, CA in 1972, it came with a beautiful John Deere Lindeman tractor, which my Dad used to disc around the apple trees and haul the old Fresno scraper, and pull kids and apple boxes around the orchard at harvest time. The sound of Dad hand starting that tractor with the flywheel is the sound of a childhood Saturday morning for me. Now that I live on the farm, the old tractor sits still and we kids would love it to be enjoyed by someone who would love and use it. I’ll send pics and serial number if you’d like. Thanks! Becky




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