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Ohio man's collection started with John Deere tractor

Posted by Green Fun Store on 9/8/2010
Jim Krumnow's love affair with tractors came when he bought his first machine, a 1937 John Deere L.

Krumnow bought the piece of John Deere equipment while he was a member of the FFA, according to a recent report from Ohio's Port Clinton News Herald. Krumnow told the paper he used the machine until it finally quit on him.

"I used it for plowing my grandma's garden and my garden and cultivating a little bit," Krumnow said.

Over the years Krumnow's collection has grown to 98 machines, which he stores on a piece of property he bought from a friend. People bring the farm equipment to him because they know he won't sell it, a point that is important to those whose memories are attached to the tractors.

The company that produced some of the tractors in Krumnow's storage barn has made its own efforts to preserve its history. This week will feature a special festival in honor of older John Deere equipment that will be held in Waterloo, Iowa.

John Deere also has a number of museums dedicated to its history, including sites dedicated to the memory of its machines and the family that founded the company.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19937684-ADNFCR