Dream Fades upon Closer Inspection

July 1996The day my father, Bryan, brought home a John Deere 307 Gyramor was about the same as any “normal” day in my...

Small Michigan Town Played Big Part in Development of Model “Y”

Yes, that is right—the 1936 John Deere model “Y” was the prototype for the Deere that replaced the work horse (aka Old Dobbin) and...

Turbocharging a Two-Cylinder Deere

I am writing this in response to Mr. Thinker, who (in the August 2010 issue of Green Magazine) asked for reader input from those...

My Son The John Deere Nut

My son is a certified John Deere NUT! He was born into a family with a strong green and yellow history. His grandfather started...

“GP” Doesn’t Have To Mean “Great Problem”

At age 17, I started out with tractors with a real early 1938 John Deere “G.” Unfortunately, I sold it in 1979 to pay...

What Year is My Tractor?

 I recently had a question from a reader concerning what year his John Deere two-cylinder tractor was, citing conflicting information he had gotten from...

It’s Trusty, It’s Reliable, It’s a “BR”!

It’s trusty,it’s reliable,it’s a “BR”May 1996 In about 1960, at Hillsboro, North Dakota, the R.F. Gunkelman Elevator had acquired the nicest little “BR” John Deere...

Oldest Known Deere Self Propelled Combine

Kevin Bos makes a living farming and repairing machinery for others near Geneseo, Illinois but one of his other interests is old harvesting equipment,...
New Generation Fuel Tank Leak

New Generation Fuel Tank Leak

Recently on the internet there have been multiple folks with questions about removing their John Deere New Generation fuel tank to fix a leak,...

Pickin’ and Grinnin’

Pickin' and Grinnin' For many readers of Green Magazine memories of picking ear corn abound. That fall time harvest activity which for many seemed to...

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