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Antique Tractors : Restoring an old John Deere

By Edited Feb 16, 2014 0 0

Farm living can be just as fulfilling to someone no matter how much hard work and toil he or she has invested in it. The white collared executive takes pride in his luxury car as much as a farmer is devoted to his tractor. Tractors are the backbone of farms as it basically eases the brunt of back breaking labor needed to efficiently maintain productivity of farms. Without tractors, farmers would need to work twice as hard, move twice as fast or need twice as much people to help in moving their produce.

John Deere tractors is an institution in the tractor industry. Dating back to its humble beginnings in 1837 where John Deere made his first steel plow with the use of an old saw mill plate. Deere & Co. became a fast growing company by the year 1857 producing at up to 4,000 plows a year. At the time of John Deere's passing in 1886, his son took over the business and turned it into a tractor manufacturing business in 1918. 1934 saw the production of their most popular two cylinder tractor model.

To date, Deere & Co. is a big name leader in the tractor industry. And no matter how new the models are today, many John Deere tractor enthusiasts still revel in their old reliable models. Although sometimes it may be costly to restore old models, there are still many antique John Deere tractor parts available in the market today. It takes a bit of homework to get what you need but this assures you that you get exactly what you need for your old timer.

Before you set out for hunting parts suppliers, make sure you know what part/s you need to replace. People have many nicknames or whatchamacallits for different parts so it would be best to know the exact name of the part, its model and series. Sometimes, parts are engraved with series numbers to help suppliers locate them faster. If you can recall where you bought it from and what year your tractor model was made or bought, it would be very helpful to note these down when shopping around for parts. Should you still have your owner's manual or parts manual, now is the time to break that out and double check.

Buying replacement parts gives you an option of purchasing original spare parts or remakes that most often work just as well as originals. However, there are certain things to consider when buying remakes, as sometimes they may not go together or match up with other parts around the area it goes into. Screws, bolts and grooves may not match, hence you should make sure if this is something you can do with.

Antique John Deere tractor parts are not a rare commodity anymore today. You have every thing you need to search for suppliers anywhere in the world with just the click of a mouse. The internet is a great tool you can use to search for these treasured parts online. It saves you all the trouble and money making calls and online search engines can provide you with a wide network of suppliers. You may even want to join these networks and online communities dedicated to John Deere tractors and you just might bump into a few surprises along the way.

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