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Virginia man's used tractors featured at new museum

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Older John Deere used tractors will be featured at a new museum.
Older John Deere used tractors will be featured at a new museum.

Used tractors have been a hobby of Keith Jones' for almost 13 years, and now he plans on displaying the fruits of his collecting labor to others.

According to a report from Virginia newspaper the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jones has almost 230 antique used tractors, of which about 140 will be shown to the public in a 70,000 square-foot museum housed in an old Benjamin Moore paint facility.

The first used tractor Jones restored was a 1952 John Deere M that had been owned by his uncle. His collection features a variety of other unique machines.

"There is a 1918 Waterloo Boy, considered to be the first tractor model made by John Deere," the Times-Dispatch said.

Along with the museum in Colonial Heights, Jones' used tractors are featured at events such as Virgina's State Fair and its Peanut Festival.

While older John Deere models are featured in Jones' collection of used tractors, attendants of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Louisville, Kentucky, will get the chance to have their picture taken with one of the company's pieces of equipment.

John Deere is an official sponsor of the equestrian event, which is being held in the U.S. for the first time.

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