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1/19/12
    

"Gathering of the Green"

A biennial nationwide conference for
John Deere collectors, restorers & enthusiasts.

JOHN DEERE FACTORY TOURS
Quad Cities - Dubuque - Waterloo

John Deere Factory

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IN MARCH OF 2012. ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IS STILL HERE SO THAT YOU CAN SEE WHAT YOU MISSED!

Please Read Completely and Carefully

ALL JOHN DEERE FACTORY TOURS ARE CLOSED

TOURS OF JOHN DEERE FACTORIES IN THE QUAD CITIES:

Harvester Works – manufactures combines
Seeding Group – manufactures Max-Emerge & Flexi Planters
Davenport Works – manufactures loaders, graders & articulated dump trucks & log skidders

Estimated total time-length of Quad Cities factory tours is 2 1/2 hours
including travel to and from the respective factory.

TOUR DATE TOUR NAME TIME MAXIMUM #     LEAVE RIVER CTR
Wed. Mar. 14 Harvester Works 12:30 pm 90 12:00 pm
Thurs. Mar. 15     Seeding Group 8:00 am         55 7:30 am. THIS TOUR IS FULL
Thurs. Mar. 15 Davenport Works     10:00 am 66 9:30 am
Thurs. Mar. 15 Harvester Works 12:30 pm 90 12:00 pm
Fri. Mar. 16 Harvester Works 10:00 am 90 9:30 am
Fri. Mar. 16 Davenport Works 1:00 pm 50 12:30 pm

TOURS OF JOHN DEERE FACTORIES IN DUBUQUE & WATERLOO:

Dubuque Works – manufactures backhoes, crawlers, skid steers & log feller bunchers
Waterloo - Engine Works – manufactures engines
Waterloo - Tractor Assembly Plant – manufactures 7000, 8000 & 9000 Series tractors

Thursday, March 15 – FULL-DAY TRIP VIA COACH BUS TO WATERLOO

THIS TOUR IS FULL - NO FURTHER SIGN-UPS CAN BE ACCEPTED
There will be two buses. You will visit both the Engine Works & Tractor Assembly plant – maximum # is 45 per bus.

Bus # 1 – Leave RiverCenter @ 7:15 a.m. – arrive Waterloo for 10 a.m. tour of Engine Works, buffet lunch at a local restaurant (included in price), 1:15 p.m. tour of Tractor Assembly plant and return to RiverCenter at approximately 5:30 p.m. (maximum number is 45)

Bus # 2 - Leave RiverCenter @ 7:15 a.m. – arrive Waterloo for 10 a.m. tour of Tractor Assembly plant, buffet lunch at a local restaurant (included in price), 1:15 p.m. tour of Engine Works and return to RiverCenter at approximately 5:30 p.m. (maximum number is 45)

Friday, March 16 – FULL-DAY TRIP VIA COACH BUS TO DUBUQUE WORKS.

THIS TOUR IS FULL - NO FURTHER SIGN-UPS CAN BE ACCEPTED
Bus #1 departs RiverCenter @ 8:15 a.m. – arrive Dubuque for morning tour (10 a.m.), buffet lunch at a local restaurant (included in price) and return to RiverCenter at approximately 2:30 p.m. (maximum number is 50)

THIS TOUR IS FULL - NO FURTHER SIGN-UPS CAN BE ACCEPTED
A SECOND JD DUBUQUE WORKS TOUR HAS BEEN ADDED. Note LATER departure time and tour time:

Bus #2 departs from the RiverCenter @ 10:00 a.m. -- arrive in Dubuque for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant (included in the price) followed by the afternoon tour of the JD Dubuque Works at 1:00 p.m. You will return to the RiverCenter at approximately 4:30 p.m. Be sure to call John Deere Guest Services at 1-877-255-2008 as the first step in signing up. In addition you must send us $30 for this tour, either on the paper registration form or by registering online. Click on the Registration page for instructions. (maximum number is 50)

SIGN-UP PROCEDURE FOR ALL
JOHN DEERE FACTORY TOURS

  1. Call Deere & Company Guest Services – 1-877-255-2008 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., CST, Monday through Friday
  2. Mention you will be attending the “Gathering of the Green” conference
  3. Provide your name, address, phone number and the names of those in your party
  4. . Specify the factory or factories you and those in your party would like to tour
  5. For Quad Cities factories, give the day, date, and hour of the tour(s) you are requesting
  6. For Dubuque and/or Waterloo, you need only specify the city

IMPORTANT – IMPORTANT – IMPORTANT

Deere & Company does not charge for tours of John Deere factories.

“Gathering” planners will arrange for transportation, and a fee will be charged for each tour to cover this cost.

Quad Cities Factories: A fee of $5 per person will be collected as you board the school-type buses. Do not submit this fee with your registration form.

Dubuque and Waterloo: Cost for the Dubuque tour is $30 per person; Waterloo is $37 per person. Covers transportation including lunch which is to be paid on your registration form.


Contact Ken Reese if you have questions.
815-578-8635
... or e-mail:   at kwreese@aol.com