We had to pull it to start with the John Deere A below. Both of these tractors were rescued from the scrap heap by my Dad. The R had a broken gear in the rear end. Dad ordered a new one from John Deere and it has been running ever since. Lately it has been used as a log skidder, but really needs new tires for that kind of work. The A had a cracked engine block. It was rescued from the farm that is currently Anne Briar Golf Course near Waterloo, IL. Dad bought a new block for it and my classmates and I overhauled it when I was a senior in high school. It is currently used as the snowplow tractor for a tenant in an old farm house.
Dad celebrated his 85th birthday in December. You can see that he is still active. I hope everyone enjoys their time with Dad this weekend as much as I did.
|Dad Driving the John Deere R|
|John Deere R|
|John Deere A|