- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Farm life inspires family to restore used John Deere tractors
Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/10/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Kyllo and his two sons, Steve and Kevin, recently told AG Week that the business started when Harvey purchased a John Deere tractor on a whim and restored it; he then bought another and did the same thing, eventually amassing a collection of 24 used tractors that are now restored to immaculate condition.
Harvey only uses John Deere tractors - "Is there any other kind? he asks jokingly - and he often lends them to parades and agricultural expos so others can catch a glimpse of the antique tractors. Harvey and his sons perform all their work on the family farm in Blanchard, which Harvey bought in 1961 and his sons took over when he retired in the early 1990s.
Each of the farmers lends a unique ability to the restoration process: Harvey specializes in engine restoration, Steve enjoys body work and Kevin paints them when they are completed. The farming family is currently waiting to restore their most recent purchase, a John Deere 435, which Steve asserts they bought so they "can mess with it."