The Worlds Best John Deere Tractor Collection – Rare and Unique Models

That's my favorite right there the top Steer is the most rare there's only 444 Of them manufactured and to find one is Very very rare you see very few of them Uh still are going today 127 years ago this was cutting edge corn Equipment yeah introduced in 1875. Got a look at the price yeah for 65 to 75 dollars I'll give you that I'll give You that for it now yeah Third built D industrial out of 91 built And sold right many many of John Deere Tractors today are still power shift Driven but there's the very first one That they made It's all PTO driven So this thing doesn't run off Hydraulics At all it's no Hydraulics at all And it accomplishes that or how do you Control it then okay hey it's Brock here With Rock Hill Farms and I've just been On a tour of one of the coolest John Deere antique tractor museums probably In the world just remarkable Not just the number of tractors but the How rare some of them are and the Stories behind them so I'm here with Jack purinton who put this collection Together over time and he's going to Tell us a little bit about some of the Different tractors and and maybe just a Little bit about your story and how you Came to own 150 antique John Deere Tractors we just got the John Deere

Dealership in April of 56 that was the Year I was in high school And uh of course my dad also collected Tractors I've got a film over there Where we collected several tractors and Put them together But over the years in the later years I Said if their hands start their hands And their electric start their mind However that's not the way it all is but Uh You know you just uh it's like right now I'm going to go to to pick up a 1934 A Which is very very rare there's only 600 Made and how many still left who knows Because that's the first year they ever Made the first year they made a row crop Tractor is they John Deere and so you've Been collecting these for 70 years now And you've come across quite a variety Right yeah I mean you know you'd be Surprised surprised where you find what So to start with we start in this room Which this is like this the showroom you See from the road there's two of these Waterloo boy tractors that are obviously Some of the oldest so can you tell us a Little bit about these two this tractor Is totally Handmade by a man that I was At a sale and I always go through the Rain and I chased him outside and he I Persuade him to build me one but it's Everything is he's got he's built his Own frame but it's it's a copy the

Waterloo the factory one little boy at 50 size and it it does run it drives Most all the parts are uh John Deere Lawnmower parts John Deere transmission The John Deere lawnmower transmission on Your steering John Deere front axle but Then the rear wheels are my air spreader Wheels and so this was never Manufactured that's the the Waterloo boy That was and then this is a this is a Really neat replica of it it's a replica A handmade the day I I went to the farm To pick it up he was making a John Deere D The same way same kind of an answer but It was it was a restored I could be a John Deere D tractor Which is kind of similar but it's still A wide front and white hood and all that Was different so this one I've only seen In books and magazines and stuff I've Never seen one in person before how did How did you get this machine and and how Old is it and well a guy named Ted Climber of Springfield Missouri he had Bought a 730 tractor he was hauling hay And you know he's part of Springfield Ozark area the roads are all curvy a car Come around the curve hit the tractor And broke the back axle off not only Axle the whole housing We were one of the first dealers to have A truck with a hoist on it and a winch Who went down picked up his tractor and

Brought it up to Lamar to fix it he came Up and Where you want to fix it babe Didn't want to buy new parts and he Didn't run by salvage parts and We had a 7 30 on the lot He said I'm bailing hey and I need to go He said if you'll take the back end off That one on your yard put on mine he Said I can go to the field tomorrow I said whoa wait a minute I have to talk To Dad And then he says if I want to do that I Can get the Waterloo boy tractor So I went and told Dad and he said well You get that tractor He said you know that's worth some money So he says okay so that's the way we Fixed the tractor we brought the other One in stripped it down fixed his and Took it home And then he said we'll go get the Waterloo boy it was out in Kansas but we Went out to Kansas and picked it up so Do you know when they started making These uh when John Deere acquired the Waterloo boy that I probably did know but I know that's an 18 a 1918 1918. well let's walk around It and get a better look okay So this tank says kerosene on it so this Would have originally you could have ran It on kerosene or probably any small cat Different fuels kerosene that's what

They run on these tanks right here put Gas in these just think here and over Here there's uh you put gas in them and Just like the other tractors too They call them all fuel which will put Gas in here let's see that'll run down To the engine before we turn the camera On he showed me that this is how you Started it you put this in here and you Just crank it yes and if we wanted to we Could start this right well it wouldn't Start today because the fuel and yeah You get fresh feel in it and It'll run New price was a thousand fifty dollars Even with inflation that's crazy to Think about Here you can see the steering mechanism Which uses what I would call a worm gear With a chain wrapped around it To actually turn the front axles It's really ingenious the things they Came up with Oh you put your oil in here for your Push rods and you put your oil in here For your that's what would normally be Under a valve cover right hold things Out in the open right and then this is Are you in this picture I'm about the Fifth one back all right well he's got Three big rooms full of tractors here so We'll move on to the next room look at Some other stuff No it's wood

It's got a serial number on the bottom Of it they got it made it well B we are Mainly focusing on a few tractor models But this place is legitimately a museum And every little piece in one of these Cabinets has its own story and I spent About four hours going through it but There's just no way we could cover Everything but we'll hit some highlights And if you're curious or new to the Channel the third person walking with us Is my Father John Deere was originally a Plow company and their claim to fame was That they had a plow that that the dirt Didn't stick to is what you were telling Me earlier no they made him he made the First five of the subway I think that's neat yeah This is a original John Deere plow like The one that that was Chrome plated in There my dad had it Chrome plated by a Local Company that was in business here in Lamar this original plow where my father Got this I do not know it has the wooden Wheels and it's got to be really old but This this the Wheels part of it is a Gilpin Gilpin company Gilpin sold their wheel attachment to John Deere For a riding plow of course John Deere Really liked that To increase their sales

But the jumping plow they were 65 or 75 Dollars and they put Gilpin people John Deere put four of those on their Own board board of directors so that's How important that was to John Deere and There's a picture of it but most of the You see a lot of these are steel wheel But I feel like this is wooden wheel is Older than a steel wheel plow Says built on the principle of Simplicity and ease of use a lot Utilizing a single lever control Introduced in 1875. And look at the price yeah for 65 to 75 Dollars I'll give you that I'll give you that For it now yeah And this is something that he had to Explain what this is looks to me like Something from a amusement park or Something but this was actually a farm Tool yeah it's a Dane Corn chowder beef John Deere about the Dane company in Ottumwa Iowa Ottumwa Iowa is where uh the John Deere Rakes and mowers and balers and stuff Are still made today So you would put the the corn in here And you had to just crank that yeah you Cracked it that sounds like a tough Day's work didn't bring any corner Laughs We used to uh my dad

Had corn in the crib and he didn't go to Town and buy a bag of Sea corn he take the nicest ears take The best seeds off there and save them And use it to replant next year sounds Like it makes more sense than the way They do it now well you don't know where Your seeds coming from yep they're just Different model in fact I have another One there's three models here but we've Got another model that it's all steel It's different And would this have originally been hang Cranked two or did it always run off of It here's a crank and I got it and I got It it had a hand crank on the other side Over there where the belt pulley is now But you turn it but to be what a job it Would be to turn this big machine With a crank and and sail two ears of Corn at a time Plus all these gears So Bob I got it Takes you out of the museum he set up The engine on there to run it And uh You know as a display Put the crank in there and it was Two errors at once turn the crane here's A Magneto that fired the points that's What they do and what would this have Been on something like that or any Number of different parts It's like having a Briggs and Stratton

Would be now yeah and then you were Saying here you've got logs of all the Tractors you guys sold yeah you come in Here and Guy who knows his Grandpa bought a new Tracker and You know it used to be a lot of that People come in and look at the This starts with 19-4 and then you write The year in so these were from around The 40s yep and you said you'll have People come in to see if they can find The record oh yeah her family had bought Yeah a lot of that is In there and what was your John Deere Dealership called originally Martin County Implement yeah Yeah you slowed down that name but start Out 54 and it still is Barton County Implement Even when we were Legacy see we had we Had the Lamar store and uh Joplin store And the Holbein store And You know it just kept adding more Storage down there says wait a minute You can't have pyramids and Lockwood Barn kennet Lamar shopping Farm and Lawn They said you gotta have one name but That story is essentially why you don't Have small independent dealers anymore That John Deere kind of pushed everyone That you have to be part of a big they Came in either buy more stores sell your

Store or would close you up that was the Three choices you had Uh the guy that bought us we sold five Stores and the guy bought 22 stores in a Year and a half I can see logistically Where it has some advantages to the John Deere but I just I I hate that there's No there can't be a small John Deere Dealer anymore that's right so were you Just saying that that's you in that Track yeah right there yeah and how long Ago was that that you were oh my gosh Our kids are 50 some years old now and they were Little kids and you were you were doing A tractor pull on a on a 40 20. 40 20 or 40 10 I don't remember which one that Would have been a 4010. I was like you Guys had a lot of fun with it We did that for years and years but when It finally stopped Is we went to Springfield So then they were starting to get these Monstrous thousands of dollar tractors You know and went to Springfield and They said I didn't have a wrapper around The flywheel well how are you gonna put A wrap around the tractor so they Wouldn't let me pull I came home I took All the accessories off of it we stole It sold the tractor he's already taken Me through and shown me all of these and We could spend hours doing it but Probably better just pick one or two

That's my favorite right there the top Steer is the most rare there's only 444 Of them manufactured and to find one is Very very rare you see very few of them Uh still are going today well let's take A look at it There's how many words totally made and How many in 33 he was only 444 Produced and so obviously it's this top Steering mechanism was the was the most Unique thing about it in that year range That you didn't have that tractor there It went down through the side this one Over here was a side steer it had an arm Kind of like a case or on the other side To steer it so then was this the first Year range when they started doing that At all putting the top stairs on right Okay and then you were telling me that You're also you're getting ready to get A 1934 A which was the the first year They've made right those 34A was it made 600 of them and uh I'll be going down And uh New Mexico to get that tractor it's About a thousand miles down there to get It you have an idea of what a tractor Like that's worth 37 thousand dollars Restored Runs Grow in the crate brought it home and Grow in the parade you got spoke wheels Front and back they're around spoke

Wheels see a lot of them you'll find Them are fed off That's a cutoff on that tractor there The other factory wheels there in this Year range everything was going to be a Pull start right manually started like That Starters was in uh 34 35 I may not be exact on that but That range they had a little something About a starter right on top cogs in the Wheel on the wheel they had a band on There that you put on there the starter On Top This is the oil filter here Right here's the see that right here It's called redhead That's called a redhead when the Pressure came up that came up like that There's no all gauge that there's your All gauge I'll push that up That's called a redhead and what what Was unique about an orchard tractor well There's a low down they also had an Orchid dress where the Fitters came all The way around the side too but these Are are you know to keep the limbs for Knocking the fuel tanks off Protection over the radiator and the Fuel cap and fuel cap Had an electric started 47 on this and Then weren't you saying that the same Engine is in that crawler over there yes It is that's a Linderman crawler the

Engine the whole chassis is the same as Both tractors see here's one with a Spider on top and a ring here you can See that gear in there that's what my 41 Looks like so um what was the use for For one of these crawlers uh Orchards They were very popular Obviously with the tracks it would go Anywhere it wanted to go you could even Get blocks in there to Run it on the road this guy right here Hasn't taken a sick day or a vacation in What 30 years I think that's admirable but I also Think at some point he ought to finish This one and start on another one he's Dedicated Now this you said this was in the Industrial the yellow yes but you we're Also saying it's like was higher geared So it wouldn't have made a great pull Pulling tractor pull scrapers with at Road graders and things like that the Higher speed Didn't pay as much Third built D industrial out of 91 built And sold yeah I saw that out in the Field I would even think John Deere yeah Well I would yeah I would have assumed That someone had just repainted it but They still use yellow for their Industrial seriously that's awesome Uh White dreads but it's a side stair

I'll be 85 here and pretty soon I was Born in 38. oh you're not that old dude And you you haven't outgrown playing With toys yet no This is one of the coolest things I've Ever seen I didn't know something like This existed so first I guess if you Want to tell us about the tractor then We'll look at what's on the back of it It's a 38 model a John Deere got a Counter box on the front it's got some Dozer pads in the Box off a bulldozer Guy at Sheboygan Wisconsin Uh the man specialized in the loaders I Bought I bought a loader from him Prior to buying this one with the Tractor and all is there anything unique About this tractor that it had to be to Run that loader on it no you could have Put this on almost any from that time Period where do you put it on it Put it on there so what's really unique Here is this rear loader that to me Seems almost like a backhoe but right it Is operates about like once it's all PTO Driven So this thing doesn't run off Hydraulics At all it's no Hydraulics at all And it accomplishes that or how do you Control it then okay your your footwork Controls the pivots because the boom has To go amp your hand work works the cable Which moves the bucket in and out On the on a track and the bucket

Automatically trips when it goes clear To the top there's an automatical trip On it and it is dump see this arm right Here flips the bucket Okay so whenever you run it all the way Out you automatically dump whatever You've got picked up right and the more I see of it and figure out how it works The more interesting it is This boom lifted up too dude Down there A lot I got three more yeah and at that Time would they have used this to move Hay or no Just strictly unloader Didn't you say like uh for manure and Stuff yeah and you do well actually a Guy told me that his family Hired a person to build a dig a basement For a house out in Westborough County And he said they in turn Like the sun pressed they bought a new One and they never put it together and I Have only found out about probably 10 Years ago that they sold over a scrap oh Man which I already had this I had to Give anything for the brand new one yeah If they sold it for scrap Wow Can't find a buyer look a little longer Somebody is going to want you yeah Guaranteed it never was put together you Got a sprocket on the PTO runs up to This chain

And there's and then there's clutches in Here either Cuts is in here Got a chain that runs it but then you Got a clutch that makes the SE pedals made it right turn swing right Or left it it releases one Crouch and Pushes the other one in that's what You're doing Because the clutches are turning all the Time you were saying was was this the First one of these they ever made yes it Is many many of John Deere tractors Today are still power shift driven but There's the very first one that they Made is built in Is introducing the public in the fall of 64. but it was built and tested in 63 And before they had three of these and They kept this one with the serial Number on it and they destroyed the Others and you said the serial number Was 0001s there there's a serial number six Five zero zero one So Everyone's heard of the deer 4020 very Popular Shift transmission but this is the first One they ever made like this right and How did you end up with this machine Well Um When John Deere went out to the new Factory at Northeast of town

The sound guard cab tractors and all That these are all obsolete at that time And the downtown building was seven Stories high where they built these Tractors and they had a a large chain Link fence Of several of the tractors that they Want to dispose of And they put them up for bid all inside Of this fence and there was tires and Wheels and tractors and All kinds of stuff And you they took a bid on it and I Bought it So there are several Bitters and the day After that I was awarded the bid I have Five phone calls Bam Bam Bam Jack what Would you take for that 40 20. Jack what Would you take of that 40 20. that's the Reason I had Gary Cohen go get it get it Home quickly the next day now was that Back when it was new or was that years Later it was a demonstrator it had some Hours on it and it was uh that was when They introduced the tractor to the Public in in October Of 64. and then once you bought this you Didn't just stick it in a barn somewhere To hide it you went out and put it to Work right we bailed straw with it for 20 years Great looking machine that's that's the Original thing it's not repainted really That's surprising you did probably keep

It inside a lot because it's real faded Yeah as a factory you give me a sticker To put on there that says too good to Repaint Hmm First is that a new seat cushion put on But All the rest of this stuff is Where it is down through there he's got A 330 430 5 30 6 30 7 30 the entire Series all in good shape 8 30. which isn't the 8 30 kind of hard To get yeah they are That was Not many people use that bigger tractor But That time before the horse pull the foot Yeah There you go sit on here like this That knife under there Cut and you Grab the corn And when you get your arm right then you Lay it down and you go keep going to get Another arm up And then somebody come along and tied it So later on they had a corn binder did It all in one time so this is obviously Horse drawn and then you just had this Sharp edge here yeah and then you could Adjust the height with that handle back There and they just cut it with that Edge and you had to you had to be Working pretty pretty hard probably to

Gather it up and you just gather it then You lay them down and then somebody come Along and tied it with a string and then Somebody else coming along I'm shocked Shocked it made your shots Wonder of What year range they would have been Making and using something like this Well right here it was it was uh 1896 1896. 127 years ago this was cutting edge Corn equipment yeah This is the Yeah you didn't have to go around with a Corn knife cut it Pretty pretty impressive that you still Have one put together But I I can see why they wanted to put An engine on one I have another one but uh and this was a Two-man job you had yeah one guy with Side seats one over here one over here He had two rows at a time Very cool hey so is this a bulldozer Right next to it yes it is John Deere Over here you got them As a John Deere uh 440. 440. It has a Detroit engine in it Can see already Detroit It's got a Five-way blade on the front That rack on there has been hand welded On there I was looking to see if it had

One of your your little plaques with the Year and stuff on it but I didn't see it No you know these things right here are Really uh Worth the money actually what uh the Deal was When these signs came out Dad never put them you're supposed to Put them up on the road And never put them up that's a neat sign Up there too And it's uh was did they at one time use That color scheme yes Yes so they have not always I know that With the old deer signs a lot of people Like the four-legged deer as opposed to The two-legged I didn't know that they I'd never seen a sign look that looked Like that one there's nothing way up There it's because we've shot at so many Times from way down there you can't tell And you had your still over there yeah I think it's That's old A chain driven piston pump and that's Your air tank up there on top the Bulls Tank what was this actually used as a Sprayer it's supposed to have uh spray Booms on it And uh The spray wow see there's there's the Pump And uh you sit on the This shows the in and out of gear

On there Then you now that valves on here That's how you move the booms yeah well That you had boobs out there the booms Were Uh Fixed on here this that had just like Any Boom the hose with a Pipe on it he said this is your father On the yeah the picture on that yep Hey you guys had this since 48 in the Family no that's what it was made but It's it's after work Jeep engine Jeep Empire [Music] Tractor Corporation I'd never heard of Them before Well like I say I've got a book on them It shows us in New York It just shows thousands of them that They build a thousand of them to sell to Some other country this one says serial Number 90. things up there this morning We had was going to have to return That's this piece right here Jeff that's Got a bolt in it but that that for the The grant seat right there is what that Was for Had a suspension seat on it yeah well Let's see actually we had one of these On our tractor John Deere uh It's a I forgot gosh I can't forget the brand

Of it now but that was a very very Popular seat Well this cylinder is no good See that should be a Bend at the time That was luxury I mean you'll be able to Have a little bit we had one of these on Our tractor see the bee John Deere had a We're like that right there so you took You took this off put that on there that Was a great seat It didn't happen Yeah that's a tough spring yeah CLP Especially in Oklahoma were very very Popular because fuel was just a few Cents a gallon And uh Nothing is oil life on it was probably Twice the life It don't it don't charity the oil They're very economical tracker yeah Lower cost of maintenance is always a Selling point that's exactly right are You saying that ran on propane oh yeah Wow so that see that one over there's Propane I've got I've probably got Well there's two propanes over there so I looked at that and I thought why are Those gas tanks shaped like that but I Didn't really ask huh yep See that 430s propane in that 530 is propane they Had a tank that's Actually on a If you have two ways you can get a tank

That was concealed under the hood you Could get one that came up through the Hood and stuck up about six eight inches On hand Either way put that truck those type Trackers are very very Gentle to handle they're they're good Working tractors they're You know and that comes as these or Whatever Especially the 7 30 I mean but these are Made to go do heavy work with it just For every Barnyard tractor you can't Beat that for bailing hay and wagons and So much use and these were from the late 50s 59. 59 because they started the Multi-cylinder at 60. of course this one Is a power shift but there's very very Few pair of ships Back here it says we want to 518. and Then then when you see that I've seen Numbers like that several times one of So many out of 518 how many of them are Still in good shape It's a lot less oh yeah [Music] I don't care if it's car I drop a Tractor or whatever it is it needs to be A lubricant Well Jack I tell you what I Really appreciate you taking the time to Show us all of this I'm going to put in The the comments or the description of This video in the pinned comment

Um more information about Jack and and This place so if you want to check out Their website you can do that but I Really appreciate you taking the time Well and I think this is amazing history You've got here it is it takes a lot of Work and a lot of time but I mean it's I I don't regret a bit of it well I Appreciate you guys taking time to watch The video and we'll see you on the next One

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