My father brought the 1952 John Deere B tractor home in 1952 to use on his 400-acre family farm. He had all the attachments also. After he passed away I stored it in a barn.
Last year my grandson, Cayden wanted to restore the tractor as his senior project. With the help of my son, Chad, they started by sanding the tractor and buying a few new parts from Steiner Tractor Parts. After about six months of restoration, Cayden took the tractor to school for his presentation.
He is planning to drive it in parades and take it to tractor shows. It is a tractor that can be passed down to the next generations. I am proud that he restored it and has an interest in preserving tractors for future generations.
Ellen May Brand
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