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I thought this would be a good way for us to help new addicts to the tractor scene. My addiction start when I was real young my great grandfather had a Cub original at the lake that I was always climbing on along with a gravely slant hood walk behind, he later picked up a bolens to take over mowing duty from the gravely. As far as John Deere I've always been drawn to the color an the styling there had. My collecting started with my cub 70 an at the time a gt 275 an then Averys 110 the 275 got traded for the 300 an we all know how it goes from.there.
 

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Well, let's see. As a kid, my uncle had an Allis Chalmers B-10, my Dad had an Allis Chalmers B, and my Grandfather had an MTD. The MTD was the tractor that I admired the most, as it was the only one that I was allowed to drive. However, due to getting a John Deere model 20 pedal tractor when I was around 4 years old, that was the one that made me a John Deere collector. I spent many hours (years actually) on that pedal tractor, which eventually got me to collecting John Deere farm toys. Out of all of the John Deere farm toy models, the little round fender 110 with dump cart is what I cherished the most. Only after getting out of High School did I have my sites set on owning my very own, real 110 tractor. My intent was to have one to display with the farm toys, as I used to go to farm toy shows, and displayed my farm toy collection, as well as a 12' x 8' miniature farm display. I built a scaled down replica of a barn, silo, pond, house, equipment shed, and tobacco barn, along with various fields.

Anyway, the display eventually got old, and I got tired of hauling it everywhere, as well as packing up, and unpacking the farm toys. So I set my sites on restoring the old 1966 110 and taking it to shows. The tractor needed a couple of pieces, so I ended up buying a 1967 110H parts tractor to complete the '66, but found out that the '67 was worth more than the '66, but I couldn't bring myself to part out the '66 since it was my first tractor. So I ended up buying another parts tractor, which was a '65 110. Again, the '65 was worth more than the other two, so I couldn't part out that one either. Well, as the saying goes, the rest was history, as I've been buying tractors to complete tractors, then started buying parts to complete parts tractors, then on to attachments, as a tractor is no good without some kind of attachment. Once the tractors were completed, I then started my search for accessories. Pretty much got everything I had been looking for, so I'm now considering the collection complete. Well, that is until the next good deal comes along!! :D
 

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Yes Greg, still have them. The '66 & '67 110's are going to need restored again as it's been over twenty five years ago since being repainted, and I've learned a lot since then so I'll do them right this time. The '65 110 is original and I haven't decided yet if that one will get a full restoration or if it will be left alone as is.
 
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