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Seeing beauty in the broken down tractors

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Seeing beauty in the broken down tractors
Seeing beauty in the broken down tractors

When most people pass a run down tractor on the side of the road, they may see it as a piece of junk left over from farming days that have long gone by. But to others, these tractors become restoration projects and often end up in highly respected collections.

According to the Post Bulletin, to the latter few, these 19th and 20th century machines tell the story of farming families as well as how the tractors have evolved throughout the generations. Many of these tractors will be found at the upcoming Hesper-Mabel Diamond Anniversary 60th Steam Engine Days in Mabel, Minnesota.

The event will feature vintage John Deere tractors in celebration of the agricultural equipment maker's 175th anniversary, and will showcase a wide range of categories of machines. According to the media outlet, collectors will show off their two-cylinder models that were manufactured between 1914 and 1960, but have been restored and now sell for thousands of dollars.

John Deere's two-cylinder series includes several tractors, however the most notable include the models A, B, D and M. The John Deere A was the company's first true row-crop tractor, and has been a staple in collector's fleets for decades. 

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