Gene Bush's 'D' Model

| November/December 1984

  • John Deere 'D' model
    John Deere 'D' model is just over three feet long

  • John Deere 'D' model

5951 Queens Drive Lincoln, Nebraska 68516

As the length of the yardstick indicates, the late Gene Bush's John Deere 'D' model is just over three feet long. The engine is now on display at the Nebraska State Historical Society, in Lincoln.

The people who have attended the many gas engine meets at Waverly, Nebraska, near Lincoln, will be sure to recognize the built-to-scale 1925 John Deere model 'D' tractor in the picture. The model D was constructed by the late R. E. (Gene) Bush.

Gene was the owner/operator of CM Products of Lincoln. He had many gas engines along with his model D scale model that he showed at meets.

The model D has a Coldwell antique two cylinder engine, a fully operating radiator for cooling made from a car heater, plus a transaxle from a John Deere riding lawn mower tractor for gear change.

Gene's outstanding ability and talent show he completely constructed the wheels, front axle, rolling hitch drawbar, and clutch mechanism.


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