John Deere Tractors Responsible For Success Of Specialized Auctions
The popularity of vintage tractors in the U.S. likely stems from nostalgia from people in the agricultural industry and a favorance of certain brands like John Deere. These machines represent a popular hobby among farmers and people who simply enjoy the purr of an old engine on the used farm equipment.
A number of vintage John Deere equipment events are held around the country each year, ranging from tractor pulls to large conventions for fans to show off their machines, but one fan of the brand has turned his love of antique models into a lucrative business.
The popularity of the antique John Deere tractors is partially responsible for the success of Mecum Auctions, a company that was founded by a fan of the brand who decided there was a market for antique farm equipment.
According to Agri View, Dan Mecum, who runs the marketing arm of his family’s business, noted that the love for buying, selling and restoring vintage tractors led to the creation of the company.
“It got to the point where I had a lot of inventory, so I decided to have a tractor auction since it fit into the business,” he told the news source. The involvement of his family in agriculture is what first fostered his interest in the machinery.