Route 1 Russellville, Missouri, 65074
Last August, I went to the show at Dover, Ohio. I left a few
days early and stopped to see my service buddy, Ed Brenner of
Kensington, Ohio. While there we visited several John Deere
collectors. We kept his VW Rabbit hopping every day!
I had brought my Model 62 along to take to the show. One day we
were talking and decided that since there are only approximately 2
dozen of the 78 62’s built yet in existence, we should take a
picture of his 3 and mine. I doubt that I will ever see that many
together at one time again.
Ed’s collection, in my opinion, is the quality not the
quantity of both rare and early models along with the superb
restoration work he does.
Along with the 62’s he has 3 unstyled L’s, 3 styled
L’s, 2 LA’s, and an LI. He also has quite a line of
equipment for them; including a front blade, field cultivator,
single bottom plow, 2-way plow, mower, one-row cultivator, four row
cultivator, mud lug wheels (a steel extension used with the rubber
tires), also a PTO for the LA.
Several of the L’s are still in use around the place. One
with the 2-way plow, another with one-row cultivator, one with snow
blade, and the LI with mower. Ed says that’s a lot easier than
always changing equipment. (I’m surprised he doesn’t use
one to go get the mail!)
In addition to the L line he has a BO Lindeman Crawler, H,
’30, GP, ’34 A #213, ’35 AR #176, ’38 AO Steamline,
’38 AI, ’46 AO, ’47 M #78 with Woods belly mower, and a
Ed says he is a confirmed bachelor, but I saw a sign on one of
his tractors at a show that read:
OHIO BACHELOR WANTS WIFE. MUST BE INTERESTED IN ANTIQUE TRACTORS
AND OWN A JOHN DEERE. PLEASE ENCLOSE PICTURE, OF TRACTOR!