Good afternoon. Is anyone heading out to John Deere Days at Rough & Tumble Engineers in Kinzers, PA Friday 7/23 or Saturday 7/24?
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?
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.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.
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.
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.
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.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