One of 917 1958 John Deere 320 U
Oct 15, 2012
This tractor is featured for the month of June in the 2013 Classic Farm Tractors Calendar.
You’re looking at a rare John Deere. Only 917 were built in 1957 and 1958; of those only 199 were slant-steer type, and less than 70 were Utility slant-steer models like this one in industrial yellow. Thi sis a lower horsepower, lower cost version of the larger Model 420. It rated about 22 drawbar hp. Because of its limited numbers, it’s often the most valuable of the entire 2-cyl. 20 Series from 1957-58. The owner displays the 320 in the museum in Carlisle, Iowa. His John Deere gas pump is unique—he restored and recreated it, adding John Deere signage—though Deere and Co. had no brand of fuel.
Owner: Don Russell
Done is retired and gets a band out of his collection of prized, small tractor, rotating makes and models of nearby collectors. This one is his favorite.
This tractor is featured for the month of June in the 2013 Classic Farm Tractors Calendar. A companion DVD is also available which runs 80 minutes and features all of the tractors and their owners. To order the calendar and/or DVD, call 800-888-8979 or go to www.classictractors.com