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The Tecumseh Pony Motor?

Tecumseh pony motorsBack in 1990, I was farming using a 530 Case and an “AR” John Deere. In an effort to improve time and...

Do You Recognize This Tractor?

Way back when, I grew up on a farm. We had a variety of two cylinder John Deere tractors—from a “GP” to a model...

Deere and the Barber Greene Connection

A close look at a vintage Barber-Greene Company advertisement shows a familiar looking tractor working alongside a Barber-Greene model 550 windrow loader. Yes, that’s...

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...