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Go Get the Next One by Yourself

March 1991It turned out OK in the end, really. The dog never did attack. The man really wasn’t a criminal. He didn’t accuse me...

September 2019

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The Streamline “AO”

January 1993I knew that it was a pretty good deal at $75, even if I was relatively new at the time to the antique...

No Greater Purpose

  It was with melancholy thoughts that I approached the shed that sweltering midsummer morning. Even in the gloomy darkness of the interior, the old...

Who Was That Guy Velie?

By Ralph Hughes Actually, there were four Velie “guys”—a father and three sons, each of whom contributed significantly to the growth and success of Deere...

Growing Up on a John Deere “BO”

December 1995Some time ago, I was looking through the ledgers my parents kept during their farming years, which lasted until my dad died in...

I Hate Tractors!

While many think that tractor activities are restricted to nice weather conditions, someone neglected to share this information with my husband. Our family had...

Deere and Company’s Froelich Replica

What’s in a name?Whether you pronounce it “fro-litch,” “fro-lick” or “fray-lick,” the early history and the connection of the name to Deere is the...

Dad’s 1941 “A” Started It All

Don Dufner is famous for his six wheel drive, tractor built using three John Deere 830s. In this article from 1999 he explains how...

Growing Up With a 1952 “A”

April 1997 I think everyone has had any experience with a two-cylinder that they would like to reminisce about and so I would like to...
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