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May 2011 Archive for Your Favorite Tractor

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1954 Case 400 Standard Diesel

May 28, 2011

Tractor of the month Fastline Wisconsin edition.

1954Case400

Owned and restored by Dave Becker, Allenton, Wisc. This tractor also featured an Eagle Hitch and Dual. To learn more, click here for the digital e-edition.

1969 John Deere Model 1020 Vineyard

May 28, 2011

This 1969 Model 1020 was featured in the book Art of the John Deere Tractor and is narrower than the standard 1020 and has a hard nose and lights mounted beside the engine instead of on the fenders. Because these tractors were designed for farmers across the globe, the controls carried symbols to depict their function.

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The machines in The Art of the John Deere Tractor by Lee Klancher were hand selected from the more than 400 John Deere tractors in the collect of Walter and Bruce Keller. The Brillion, Wisc. father and son team have more than 600 tractors spread across seven buildings and a custom-built brick showroom with glass windows. In the book 30 tractors were photographed in studio built on the Keller farm for this book which aims to highlight the design, style and art of the John Deere tractor history. To learn more about the book, click here.
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John Deere Model 445S Orchard Tractor

May 27, 2011

This Model 445S Hi-Crop is featured in the Art of the John Deere Tractor and was used in an orange grove near Mendoza, Argentina. The 445 dashboard is similar to the model 430. These tractors were built in Argentina, which spurred Juan Peron to encourage domestic manufacturers to increase their production in competition. John Deere also built tricycle, vineyard and economy version of this tractor for the Argentinian market.  

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The machines in The Art of the John Deere Tractor by Lee Klancher were hand selected from the more than 400 John Deere tractors in the collect of Walter and Bruce Keller. The Brillion, Wisc. father and son team have more than 600 tractors spread across seven buildings and a custom-built brick showroom with glass windows. In the book 30 tractors were photographed in studio built on the Keller farm for this book which aims to highlight the design, style and art of the John Deere tractor history. To learn more about the book, click here.
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1959 John Deere Model 630 Hi-Crop

May 26, 2011

This 1959 Model 630 Hi-Crop is featured in the Art of the John Deere Tractor. The 630 models were produced from 1958 to 1960, and it is estimated 18,000 tractors were built. This example has been used the serial number 6315987, which signifies it as the last of its kind off the line.  

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The machines in The Art of the John Deere Tractor by Lee Klancher were hand selected from the more than 400 John Deere tractors in the collect of Walter and Bruce Keller. The Brillion, Wisc. father and son team have more than 600 tractors spread across seven buildings and a custom-built brick showroom with glass windows. In the book 30 tractors were photographed in studio built on the Keller farm for this book which aims to highlight the design, style and art of the John Deere tractor history. To learn more about the book, click here.
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1941 John Deere Model HNH

May 25, 2011

This 1941 Model HNH is featured in the Art of the John Deere Tractor.

This narrow configuration model based on the Model H and was produced for less than a year from March 11, 1941 to January 23, 1942. Of the 37 tractors made, one was shipped to Lordsburg New Mexico and the rest went to dealers and customers in California. The Model HNH features a rear-axle housing that allows for increased ground clearance needed by California row crop farmers.
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The machines in The Art of the John Deere Tractor by Lee Klancher were hand selected from the more than 400 John Deere tractors in the collect of Walter and Bruce Keller. The Brillion, Wisc. father and son team have more than 600 tractors spread across seven buildings and a custom-built brick showroom with glass windows. In the book 30 tractors were photographed in studio built on the Keller farm for this book which aims to highlight the design, style and art of the John Deere tractor history. To learn more about the book, click here.
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1934 Model B

May 24, 2011

This 1934 Model B is featured in the Art of the John Deere Tractor. Elmer McCormick most likely designed the tractor from a sketch. The Model B was introduced in 1935 and the hood’s leaping Deere logo was used on only very few early Model Bs. More than 300,000 of this series were produced between 1935 and 1952, and this example is a first production model.

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The machines in The Art of the John Deere Tractor by Lee Klancher were hand selected from the more than 400 John Deere tractors in the collect of Walter and Bruce Keller. The Brillion, Wisc. father and son team have more than 600 tractors spread across seven buildings and a custom-built brick showroom with glass windows. In the book 30 tractors were photographed in studio built on the Keller farm for this book which aims to highlight the design, style and art of the John Deere tractor history. To learn more about the book, click here.
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1947 Oliver 60 Row Crop

May 23, 2011

Tractor of the month Fastline Far West edition. Owned and restored by J.T. Stout, Merced, Cali.

This tractor was found under an old barn that had fallen down. J.T. put a lot of time and hard work into restoring the Oliver to its present condition. It was used to cultivate, disk and plow on a small Merced farm through the late ‘40s.
1947Oliver60RowCrop

The Keller Collection Captured in a New Light

May 23, 2011

The machines in The Art of the John Deere Tractor by Lee Klancher were hand selected from the more than 400 John Deere tractors in the collection of Walter and Bruce Keller. The Brillion, Wisc. father and son team have more than 600 tractors spread across seven buildings and a custom-built brick showroom with glass windows.

In the book 30 tractors were photographed in a studio built on the Keller farm for this book which aims to highlight the design, style and art of the John Deere tractor history. To learn more about the book, click here. p7
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Tractor Trendsetters: John Deere 4620 & 7020

May 14, 2011

Written by Larry Gay 

John Deere introduced three new models of tractors in 1970 for the 1971 model year. The 4320 and 4620 were 2-wheel-drive, row-crop tractors, rated at 115 and 135 PTO horsepower, respectively. The 7020 was a 4-wheel-drive tractor with a 145 PTO horsepower rating. All three tractors were powered by a 6-cylinder, 404-cubic-inch John Deere turbocharged diesel engine. The naturally-aspirated version of the 404-cubic-inch diesel engine produced 95 PTO horsepower for the John Deere 4020 tractor.
 
However, the 4620 and 7020 tractors were industry trendsetters, because their engines were also intercooled. An intake manifold intercooler cooled the air after it left the turbocharger, making it more dense and permitting more fuel and air to be taken into the combustion chamber of the engine. The additional fuel resulted in an increase in the power delivered by the engine.
 
The 4620 was available with the 8-speed Syncro-Range transmission or the Power Shift transmission with eight forward speeds. Optional equipment included dual rear tires, a front-wheel assist powered by hydraulic motors, and a Roll-Gard Cab with a ROPS frame inside the cab. The 7020 also featured the 8-speed Syncro-Range transmission and the optional hi-low transmission doubled the number of forward speeds to 16. The Roll-Gard Cab was standard equipment for the 7020 and dual tires were optional.
 
The John Deere 7020 was the first tractor with a turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine to be tested at Nebraska. During its test in April-May 1971, the 7020 exceeded its initial rating by a small amount by developing 146.1 PTO horsepower. The Nebraska tests of the 4620 followed in May and June. The Power Shift version produced 135.6 PTO horsepower and the tractor with the Syncro-Range transmission was measured at a nearly identical 135.7 PTO horsepower.
 
The use of an intercooler soon led to a new industry trend. Tractor engineers started developing a family of three models with three levels of horsepower, but with the same engine displacement. One model had a naturally aspirated engine, the second was built with a turbocharged engine, and the engine for the third model was turbocharged and intercooled.
 
Larry Gay is the author of four farm tractor books published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, including Farm Tractors 1975-1995. This book may be obtained from ASABE at 800-695-2723 or asabe.org, click publications and then click history books.     

1961 John Deere 4010 with John Deere 250 Mower

May 13, 2011

Cover tractor of the month Fastline Missouri edition.

Owned by Clay Strodtman of M&S Strodtman Farms, Glasgow, Missouri.
Missouri 1961JohnDeere4010
This tractor was restored by Jeff Schaefer and Joe Swearingen. It was bought new in 1961 by Clay Strodtman’s father. Clay still uses it to mow road banks, rake hay and operate a grain auger.

1935 Farmall F-20

May 12, 2011

Cover tractor of the month Fastline Minnesota edition.

Owned by Myron E. Jelle, Bricelyn, Minn.
Minnesota 1935FarmallF20
This tractor was bought from a neighbor of Myron’s and sat for about 25 years. The tires were off and the tractor had sunk into the dirt up to the hubs of the wheels. Myron worked on it off and on for a year, finally completing its restoration thank to the help of various friends and family members. The F-20 Farmall has been on display and driven in several area parades over the past few years.

1969 John Deere 3020 Diesel

May 11, 2011
Cover tractor of the month Fastline Michigan edition.
Owned and restored by Marc and Brett Jaarsma, Holland Mich.
Michigan JohnDeere3020

 

1947 Massey Harris Pony

May 10, 2011

Cover tractor of the month Fastline Tennessee edition.

Owned and restored by Hollis Knox, Halls, Tenn.

Tennesse 1947MasseyHarrisPony

This project was long overdue. Hollis Knox bought the Pony in the summer of 2000 for $300. It sat under a shed until the fall of 2009. Knox is a World War II veteran who served in the Navy in the Pacific theater from 1943 to 1946. He lived on the Halls, Tenn., farm his father purchased in 1942. The family actually had to move off their previous farm when it was used to build a WWII Air Force base. Knox is now 86 years old and enjoys tinkering around the farm with old tractors.

1935 John Deere Model B with 1936 4-Wheel Wagon Model 951-S

May 09, 2011
Cover tractor of the month Fastline Southeast edition.
Southeast 1935 JohnDeereB
Owned by W.S. Durrence and his family in Glennville, Ga.
Restored by Michael Thompson, Glennville, Ga.

1952 Ford 8N Flathead V-8

May 08, 2011
Cover tractor of the month Fastline Oklahoma edition.
Owned and restored by Lawrence Duesman, Sterling, Okla.
Oklahoma 1952 Ford8N
This tractor is converted from the original 4-cylinder. They converted some of these tractors to V-8s in the early ‘50s but not very many. These engines are hard to find.

 

1959 Farmall 460

May 07, 2011

1940 John Deere A with 6 Disk Plow

May 06, 2011

Cover tractor of the month Fastline Mid-Atlantic Edition.

Owned and restored by Steve Willis, Shelby, NC.

1940 JohnDeereA

The John Deere A tractor and 6 disk plow were purchased in 1040 by Lester Allen from C.J. Hamrick and Sons in Boiling Springs, NC. This tractor was the first on the farm and in the community. Before buying the tractor Lester tried out an 8N Ford but once he saw the A and plow work, there was no competition—the John Deere was the clear winner for him. The tractor then joined forces with 12 mules on a 300 acre farm.
This tractor has been in the family ever since. Lester gave the tractor to his son, Gene, who will one day give it to his son. C.J. Hamrick and Sons provided the parts to restore the tractor to its original condition 70 years later.  

1948 Farmall H

May 05, 2011

Tractor of the month Fastline Nebraska edition.

Owned by Duane Bierbaum, Saint Libory, Neb.

Nebraska 1948FarmallH

This classic tractor has been in the Bierbaum family since it was purchased new in 1948 by Louis Bierbaum. Duane restored it in the spring of 2009 for his father Richard’s 66th birthday. Pictured are: (left to right) Duane’s daughters Courtney and Samantha, Duane (seated), and Richard Bierbaum with dog Sparky.

Learn more by clicking here for the digital Fastline edition.

 

1971 John Deere 2520 Diesel

May 04, 2011

Cover tractor of the month Fastline Kentucky edition.

Kentucky 1971 John Deere 2520
Owned by Steven Greatouse, Lexington, Ky. Restored by Steven Greathouse, Matt Greathouse and Joey Purrcell.

1960 Farmall 560 Diesel

May 03, 2011

Cover tractor of the month Fastline Ohio edition.

Owned and restored by Mark Adams, Scott, Ohio.

Ohio 1960Farmall560

Mark bought this tractor in 1974 from his grandfather, Clarence Adams, who bought it new in 1960. Mark began driving the tractor when he was “just tall enough to push the clutch in, even if I slide off the seat a bit.”
In 2009 Mark restored the tractor to the same condition his grandfather once had it in, even restoring the M&W Turbo under the hood. Last summer this tractor was in the Van Wert Co. Antique Tractor Ride this past summer.

1937 John Deere A

May 02, 2011

Cover tractor of the month, Fastline Kansas edition.

Owned by Warren Grable, Troy, Kan.
Kansas John deere A

1954 International 300 Utility

May 01, 2011

Cover tractor of the month, Fastline Iowa edition.

Owned and restored by Jon Thul, Bode, Iowa.

Iowa 1954 Internationall 300 utility

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