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My current plan is to spend some time spectating Saturday morning. Hopefully the plan will come together. Thank you for the invite Don. I'll have to see how the day shakes out.

Will you and your Dad be showing Brandan? If so, what part of your collection should I be looking for?

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My current plan is to spend some time spectating Saturday morning. Hopefully the plan will come together. Thank you for the invite Don. I'll have to see how the day shakes out.

Will you and your Dad be showing Brandan? If so, what part of your collection should I be looking for?

Dave

I think we actually will take a couple this year, I am not sure if we will take some 2-cylinders or some garden tractors yet..... Dad is still deciding. I will let you know tonight what he decides!
 

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I think we will take my 1958 620 and Dad's 1958 630. We are going to drive them there. My 620 is nothing special (non restored) but Dad's 630 is, We completely restored it in 2009. Both have 3pts and 4 piece weight sets on them. I wish I had my 1958 730 diesel at home (It is at my friends farm), I would be taking that instead of the 620.
 

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I think we will take my 1958 620 and Dad's 1958 630. We are going to drive them there. My 620 is nothing special (non restored) but Dad's 630 is, We completely restored it in 2009. Both have 3pts and 4 piece weight sets on them. I wish I had my 1958 730 diesel at home (It is at my friends farm), I would be taking that instead of the 620.
My dad worked on a 40+ head dairy farm in NJ, they only had three tractors, a styled A, 620 and 630. The 620 was the first farm tractor I learned to drive.
 

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My dad worked on a 40+ head dairy farm in NJ, they only had three tractors, a styled A, 620 and 630. The 620 was the first farm tractor I learned to drive.

Nice! I have a 1934 unstyled A, 1956 & 1958 620's, and Dad has the 630. I would like to take the 1934 tomorrow as well but the top speed is only 6 MPH, It would take half the day to drive it to the show. haha.
 

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Had a nice time walking around the show this morning. Most of the tractors where in the shade so it was nice to be out of the sun, but didn't make for great photo opportunities.

I was a bid disappointed that there weren't more GTs there. I think Troy (@johndeereelfman) had more of his personal collection at his Dad's show in June than there were in total today. I only saw one 200 series and it was just arriving as I was heading out. Maybe we will have to organize a group from here to go next year and setup a GT area...

Time to go get some seat time and get the grass cut!
 

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I agree, there wasn’t a whole lot of garden tractors this year unfortunately. My friend and fellow member Neal Lefever brought a 1963 110 and a 1966 110h. Also a 1967 112 with Johnson 10 loader. Drove our 620 and 630 10 miles to the show, it was a fun drive. Next year we all should bring our garden tractors to the show!
 

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Thank you for your photos @Brandan Smoker and your video. You should figure out how to pull a trailer behind the 620 so you can bring it and the GTs next year.

I did get a chance to take a quick look at your friends loader on the 112. That is a nice setup for sure. There was also a beautiful Patio series tractor with a tiller that looked better than the day it came out of the factory.
 

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Nice looking 620 and 630, The ones on the farm dad worked on were in pretty sorry condition. The 630 had no fenders, the yellow area on the front and hood was painted white. On both the electric starters worked when they felt like it, most the time they were parked on a hill and "pop" started. Most of the gaskets were blue permatex. Makes me happy to see old 2 poppers looking like showroom condition.
 

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Thank you for your photos @Brandan Smoker and your video. You should figure out how to pull a trailer behind the 620 so you can bring it and the GTs next year.

I did get a chance to take a quick look at your friends loader on the 112. That is a nice setup for sure. There was also a beautiful Patio series tractor with a tiller that looked better than the day it came out of the factory.

That is just what Dad said we should do next year! haha. We need to get a flat bed wagon for hauling the garden tractors. I would also feel a lot better taking my 1963 110 to the show, I would leave it on the wagon. Makes me nervous when little kids (and also older amish kids, but that is another story) climb on them with the fiberglass fenders.
 

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Nice looking 620 and 630, The ones on the farm dad worked on were in pretty sorry condition. The 630 had no fenders, the yellow area on the front and hood was painted white. On both the electric starters worked when they felt like it, most the time they were parked on a hill and "pop" started. Most of the gaskets were blue permatex. Makes me happy to see old 2 poppers looking like showroom condition.

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Do you have to be a member to show up there or just show up? can you just stay for the day or do they want you to leave them and stay for the weekend.
I agree about kids climbing on them. People just think they can do or allow kids to do what they want even if you
put up ropes to keep them off so you need to almost stay by them at all times

Would be a fun meet and greet day for JD Fanatics
 

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Do you have to be a member to show up there or just show up? can you just stay for the day or do they want you to leave them and stay for the weekend.
I agree about kids climbing on them. People just think they can do or allow kids to do what they want even if you
put up ropes to keep them off so you need to almost stay by them at all times

Would be a fun meet and greet day for JD Fanatics
Anyone can show up. You can also just stay for the day or even a couple hours. They do charge a fee of $10 I believe to go in though, unless you bring some tractors. Then it is free.
 
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