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John Deere Tractor Restoration Project Brings Past Back to Life

chris sandler 10/25/2012 @ 9:41am Just a guy who lives in Maine, has friends, has family, and has a good time.


Childhood memories are often some of the fondest recollections for many Americans, and this sense of nostalgia often takes the form of a certain hobby later in life.

While some may prefer collecting stamps or gathering old coins, others take a more active role in bringing the past back to life. One way that this is done is through the restoration of used farm equipment, specifically John Deere tractors.

John Deere tractor restorations are often completed by older farmers who are unable to let go of their love for the farm equipment and the lifestyle that surrounds it. Whether they acquired the love of the machines during childhood or later inlife, they carry the same enthusiasm toward the older models.

The Dodge City Globe reported that for one retired farmer, old tractor shows and restoration projects have helped him adjust to life in retirement.

George Brown, a 73-year-old Dodge City, Kansas resident, noted that seeing an antique green and yellow John Deere tractor gave him an instant sense of nostalgia. He began to work on several used models and after several years adopted equipment restoration as his new hobby.

According to the news outlet, he and his wife travel around with their restored John Deere tractors to shows in all parts of the country.

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