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John Deere antique farm equipment showcased at Ohio event

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Deere tractors will be featured at an Ohio farm show.
Deere tractors will be featured at an Ohio farm show.

In 1837, John Deere started constructing farm implements with a steel-fashioned plow - an upgrade from the traditional units, which used wood or iron, states the Mansfield News Journal. In 1918, through the buy-out of the makers of Waterloo Boy Tractor, the company fully entered the field tractor-producing business.

At the upcoming 11th Crawford Antique Farm Equipment Show, organized by the Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Association, John Deere tractors and agricultural equipment will be on display, reports the news source.

Running from June 16 to 18 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Bucyrus, Ohio, the farm show will kick off with a Community Appreciation Night on the first evening, notes the news source. The military will be recognized the following day, and the final day will focus on families, with children's activities, such as free ice cream and tractor pulls, planned.

The tractor pulls will include antique, garden, pickups and kiddy versions. The event will also include an antique tractor parade, which is scheduled for Sunday afternoon. The media outlet also reports that a flea market will take place throughout the festival.

According to the Deere website, the 5101E Limited utility tractor has a 101 horsepower engine and features a full lighting system on cab vehicles, allowing the operator to work at night.

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