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John Deere Collectors: Why So Many People Collect John Deere Tractors

chris sandler 09/27/2012 @ 9:56am Just a guy who lives in Maine, has friends, has family, and has a good time.


There are a number of Americans who have taken a liking to a certain brand to a whole new level, and in the center of the country, there is one family that has done this with products from one of the most iconic companies in the U.S.

John Deere tractors are some of the most cherished and sought after collectibles in the country, due to the nostalgia that they inspire and the fact that a number of old models are still running with the same power that was present years ago.

Marvin and Linda Keasling have a long history with the iconic green and yellow tractors, as the two have been taking their favorite models from the brand to shows since the 1980s. This hobby began years ago, as she suffered an injury that closed one door, but certainly has opened another, according to the Arkansas City Traveler.

“We square-danced for 27 years, and then I fell on the ice and I couldn’t do it after that,” Linda said. “I said whatever you want to do, I’ll support you.”

So the Arkansas City residents decided to join a regional tractor club, as they both had farming backgrounds and loved products from the large agricultural company. Marvin brought his many models to one meeting and got hooked, leading him to bring his wife, who eventually became secretary of the organization.

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