1960 John Deere 5030, John Deere 60 and Cornpicker
Dec 01, 2011
This tractor is featured for the month of December in the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.
Toy tractors at Christmas create memories for a lifetime. Just about any kid with rural roots can relate to a Christmas scene like this…receiving tractors for your imaginary farm, replete with barn, animals and machinery. In this case, Garrett and Grant eye their dad Aaron’s John Deere 5020, a replica of Deere’s biggest tractor from the 1960s, and Grandpa Harold Crosses’ JD 60 with a Model 226 Cornpicker from the mid-1950s. The restored red barn behind the boy was a surprise gift crafted by Edward Schmalen, Aaron’s stepfather, to house the classic toys in the family room.
Owner: Garrett and Grant Putze
West Des Moines, Iowa
Aaron Putze, an Iowa Farm Bureau official, rejoiced just like his sons when he first saw these John Deere toy tractors, and that same spirit glows again a half-century later.
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