Ritchie Tractor to host John Deere Drive Green ride and drive event

Guests can test drive tractors, register to win John Deere 1023E utility tractor


MARYVILLE, Tenn.—April 23, 2012— Tractor City in Maryville, Tenn., is hosting a Drive Green Challenge event Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1746 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville.


Ritchie Tractor’s Drive Green Challenge event is one of many to be held across the nation. Dealer representatives will be on hand to demonstrate both John Deere and competitive equipment and answer questions. 


Mike Williams, marketing manager at Ritchie Tractor says one of the most popular features of the Drive Green events is the chance for customers to drive the equipment, kick the tires and speak with knowledgeable equipment experts.


“The Drive Green events give customers a one-stop opportunity to size up different utility tractors so they can find out exactly what horsepower tractor will best fit their property and the jobs they want to accomplish,” Williams says. “It’s a great way to understand how to choose the right size attachments and implements so that they get the most from their equipment investment.”


Williams adds, “At the same time, we want to make our event a fun and informative experience for everyone who attends.”


As an added incentive, people who attend the Drive Green event can register to win a John Deere 1023E Compact Utility Tractor with loader and box blade, which will be given away in October.  Admission is free and no pre-registration is required to attend.


For more information about the Drive Green Challenge event at Ritchie Tractor in Maryville, Tenn. contact Mike Williams at             (865) 981-3199       or visit the Drive Green website atwww.JohnDeere.com/DriveGreen.