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Teen's prom dream-ride a John Deere tractor

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A John Deere tractor was driven by a Pennsylvania teen and her date to their prom.
A John Deere tractor was driven by a Pennsylvania teen and her date to their prom.

"It was amazement," Rhonda Mellott said of her teen daughter Martina's expression when she was shown her ride to the high school prom, reported PublicOpinionOnline.

The Mellotts, owners of a dairy farm in the Mercersburg, Pennsylvania area, have a long history of working with the local agricultural equipment dealer who supplied the prom-ride vehicle in question, a 8285R Deere tractor, stated the news source.

Rhonda Mellott told the media outlet that "It [the tractor] had never been run," Rhonda said. "Ross was very gracious. We had done business with him for many years. My father-in-law had done business with him for many years." Mellott's husband drove the piece of machinery from the dealer in Mercersburg to a truck stop early on a Saturday. Their daughter - who had wished for such a ride - and her prom date first set eyes on it that evening and maneuvered it down a state road to the prom site.

The 8285R Tractor, part of the 2011 8R/8RT series, comes with Independent-Link Suspension and ActiveCommand steering - which makes controlling the vehicle easier and reduces driver fatigue. 

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