JD Built For Their GRANDCHILDREN
P.O. Box 386, Geneva, Indiana 46740-0386
This is a replica 1939 John Deere model BR, which I built for my
grandchildren. The tractor driver is 3? year old Jordan Neal. The
engine is a 6S Briggs and Stratton which drives a wheel horse
trans-axle. The front wheels are 4′; rear wheels are 8′. I
was able to hand fabricate most of the tractor.
Children have ridden this tractor at many engine shows in
Indiana, Michigan, Ohio. Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, and
West Virginia. Seeing the children laugh and smile when driving
this tractor has touched our hearts and souls. We can’t say who
enjoys the ride most– the children or us.
Keeping the Doodlebug Project Alive
Farmers from the 30s to the 50s built makeshift tractors called doodlebugs from available parts and pieces found on the farm.
Custom Built Cub Cadet Buggy
Check out Forest Spaulding’s custom-built buggy pieced together using several parts from a cub cadet and various other tractors.
Maytag Tractor, 29 Years Later
The son of the builder of a Maytag tractor featured in a 1989 article gives us an update.