This is my 1951 John Deere B. I bought it in February 2022. After searching for over a year for an antique tractor to use on my family’s hobby farm I decided to post a “looking for ad” online. Within an hour a nearby farmer messaged me with some pictures and his phone number.
I contacted him and we got talking. It was an older restore he used on his farm to pull tobacco wagons into the barn. He bought it more so for his grandson but he lost interest in it so decided to sell it. After doing a test drive in the door yard we agreed on a price shook hands and it was mine.
This tractor is used on my family’s 7-acre hobby farm where we grow, corn, soybeans, and sunflowers for wildlife, and grow decorative corn and pumpkins we sell along the roadside in the Fall. This tractor fits in with the farm very well. My dad and I collect and restored two John Deere garden tractors, and we set all tractors up along the roadside with lights and flags on them for patriotic holidays. My goal is to fully restore this tractor someday and hand it down to my son.
Fox Lake, Wisconsin
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