Wish They Made Things That Last That Lone Today

| December/January 1991

  • Mc-Deering Tractor

  • Mc-Deering Tractor

1012 Royal Blvd. Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303.

I was born and raised on a farm in Oconto County, Wisconsin. The first tractor I ever drove was a 1928 Mc-Deering 10-20, in about 1949. I was eight years old at the time and needed both feet to disengage the clutch!

That tractor was used on my dad's farm for 32 years and only had one overhaul job on the engine in 1948.

About a year ago, I spotted a 10-20 for sale just like the one I grew up on. I bought it, sandblasted it, repainted it, and tuned it up. I knew when I saw it that I had to have it. I display it at shows and I pull it in the tractor pulls for antiques.

My 10-20 is a 1926 and runs like new. Don't you wish they made things to last 65 years and still run like new nowadays?