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Australian man a true John Deere enthusiast

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

His used John Deere tractor, which was built in the 1930s, motivated Fisher to join the Quambatook Heritage Working Machinery Association.
His used John Deere tractor, which was built in the 1930s, motivated Fisher to join the Quambatook Heritage Working Machinery Association.

Quambatook, Australia resident Ian Fisher is a self-proclaimed "John Deere nut," so it is not surprising that his most prized possession is his used farm equipment, according to the The Guardian.

The news source reported that his used John Deere tractor, which was built in the 1930s, motivated Fisher to join the Quambatook Heritage Working Machinery Association. Ian has been a member of the group for five years and has become more actively involved in its expansion.

His love for farming came early in life, as he worked on his family's land from a young age.

"I come from a long line of farmers," he told The Guardian. "We had a farm right on the edge of town. We were squeezed out by urban sprawl."

Fisher still enjoys being out in the field, at this point his own plot of land that he has had for more than 20 years, and can often be seen riding his favorite tractor around the town.

The Quambatook Heritage Working Machinery Association has worked on a variety of projects in the town, including everything from restoring used farm equipment to repairing old sheds that were used as storage by local residents, according to the organizations website.

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