on Saturday, December 3, 2011
John Deere designed and built snowmobiles from 1972 -1984. They were produced by John Deere Horicon Works of Horicon, Wisconsin. At that time, production would shift between the snowmobiles and lawn & garden equipment, based on the season. Deere lawn & garden products are still produced there. The now famous slogan and Deere & Co. tagline "Nothing Runs Like a Deere" began with the John Deere snowmobile line in 1972. In 1980, John Deere was the official supplier of snowmobiles for the Winter Olympic games in Lake Placid, New York. The Snowfire was the last production snowmobile on the market to have a free-air engine, and the last snowmobile in production for John Deere.