- 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
Posted by Green Fun Store on 3/29/2011 to Farm Lifestyle
A craft that began as a hobby, Tom Detwiler decided that making parts for antique tractors was something that should become a vital part of his business, Detwiler Tractor Parts. Detwiler began making the parts in 1985 for local buyers, but with the help of his son, the business soon quickly expanded. The company now has a catalog of more than 400 parts that are available both online and through a mail order form. The family specializes in John Deere tractors built prior to 1960.
Detwiler Tractor Parts has taken advantage of the small niche aspect of their market. "We make new parts for old tractors," Detwiler told the news outlet. "These tractors are so old that a lot of the parts have not been available for many years."
For those with old tractors, Detwiler and family have made Ag life possible again by building replacement parts for vehicles that otherwise couldn't function - for the collector that has been searching for that lone missing part, they've made a dream come true.