My 1942 Styled ‘D’ John Deere

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Box 341, Marcus, Iowa 51035

I bought my ‘D’ in 1982 from Mr. Larry Klein at Mott,
North Dakota. I saw the ad in the ‘Two Cylinder Letter’
that was put out by Leroy Kline of Minot, North Dakota at that
time, later taken over by ‘Two-Cylinders World Wide’ of
Waterloo, Iowa.

I called Larry Klein about the ‘D,’ and I bought it over
the telephone, sight unseen. My brother Dallas and I went to get
it, 600 miles one way.

It ran, but the radiator core leaked very badly. It had no paint
on it. After I got it home, I put a new radiator core on it. My
wife Judy and I cleaned it up and painted it ourselves. I
didn’t have to do anything to the engine, or replace any

It has turned out to be a very good tractor. I run it in parades
and do some antique pulling with it. I also use it on my John Deere
threshing machine and on my plow at the Threshermans and Collectors
Show at Albert City, Iowa every August. I am very proud of my John
Deere ‘D’, Serial #153768.

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