John Deere doesn't appear to be sitting out the recession. Instead, the company is using this down market time to develop new equipment and improve its current products.

It recently introduced a new row-crop tractor line called the 8R series and 8RT track series. The line includes six wheeled models and three track models. Deere also released a number of new products in its application, forage and precision equipment lines. Midwest crop farmers might be surprised to see the wide variety of new machinery populating Deere dealerships this fall.