John Deere recently rolled out the red, or should I say green, carpet for what it’s touting as its largest product launch in the company’s 174-year history. New tractors, combines with bigger corn heads and platforms, self-propelled sprayers, wireless technology and a whole lot of hay equipment were unveiled.

When the lights went up at the Indianapolis Convention Center, the 1,600 dealers ooh’ed and aah’ed like they were at a fireworks display. OK, I did, too.

Here’s a rundown on their major equipment announcements for 2012.