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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...
John Deere “R”

Aussie Ken

G’day Mates!!!I originally wrote an article for Green Magazine in the September 2015 issue about a John Deere “R” that I restored for a...
gas tractor

Bringing The Gas Tractor Into the 21st Century

According to Mr. Thinker’s Almanac Deere’s Waterloo factory built a total of 47,580 3010, 3020, 4010 and 4020 tractors with gas engines. When the...
THE 730

Last of the Two Cylinder Era: The 730

The John Deere model 70 brought diesel power to the row crop farmer. The tractor was not Deere’s biggest seller, but it was never...

The John Deere 4020 New Generation Tractor

John Deere's innovative 4010 tractor was easily one of the greatest successes any tractor company had since the industry was created. The 4010 included...
John Deere 4010 LP

Ask Mr. Thinker – 4010LP with 1000 RPM PTO Shaft?

Answers to your tractor questions from a cranky mechanic Mr. Thinker,I recently stopped to look at a 4010LP that I saw sitting in a pasture....

John Deere Custom Color Lawn Tractors

In 1969, John Deere introduced the custom color line of lawn and garden tractors. They are referred to today by collectors as the Patio...
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