Toy tractors can often bring joy to children, but a recent trend has shifted the demographic of collectors to older generations. These individuals purchase the models due to their fond memories of using John Deere tractors on their family farm, according to Ag Web.
Children play with the toy tractors on their imaginary farms, while older John Deere enthusiasts purchase the products as a way of reminiscing. The availability of many older models from the agricultural giant allows for the aged farmers to bring back a piece of their life that is long gone, the news source reported.
Though many of these individuals own used tractors or antique farm equipment, the models can be placed inside their home, or given to their grandchildren as a way of passing on a love for John Deere products.
Replicas of old cotton pickers, grain harvesters and even more specialized models like the John Deere 4020 tractor are available, according to Ag Web.
The John Deere 4020 tractor was a staple in the industry during the mid-to-late 1960s, as the machines could be seen in many fields across the country, Tractor Data reported.