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Two-Cylinder Magazine


Two-Cylinder Magazine is a bi-monthly publication of the Two-Cylinder Club. Every issue is jam packed with information and data about all aspects of John Deere Two-Cylinder and New Generation Tractors.

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Update on Serial Number Requests

As you already know, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed normal daily living into somewhat of a challenge. Businesses have closed, or are limited to restricted hours with 50% (or less) seating capacities. Most social events have either been cancelled or indefinitely postponed. Financial institutions are closed to the public, with personal service available only through drive-up lanes. In-store shopping is not recommended, while curb-side delivery is now becoming the norm.

Unfortunately, the pandemic has also crept into Two-Cylinder’s ability to access the Serial Number Registers which are housed in the John Deere Archives at East Moline, Illinois. Requests as far back as March have not been able to be researched but are ready for processing once we are given access. To date, it is still undetermined as to when the Archives will reopen and staff return to assigned work locations. We have a very strong belief that the Registers may not be able to be accessed until sometime around March 2021. So, with that being said, anyone who wishes to cancel their order may do so now. However, all requests will eventually be processed in the order in which they are received, so if you decide to cancel your original order and then re-place an order later on, all other prior requests will be handled first. In other words, you go to the back of the line. Also, please bear in mind that if your order/request contains any models that can be researched via electronic database along with those that require the Moline trip, your order will be delayed unless you elect to pay a separate shipping charge of $9.00.

We are disappointed that we are not able to serve you in a timely manner, but please be assured that we will make every effort to get your completed requests to you in an expedited manner. We also need to realize that permission to research these production records is a privilege and not a right, and that we should all be thankful to those individuals at John Deere for having the foresight of maintaining such records for future generations. Thank you for your continuing patience.

Only tractors that Two-Cylinder can research in-house will be guaranteed for Christmas delivery. Please refer to (Tractor Serial Number Research — Models Available On Electronic Files) for the listing of tractors we can process in-house, or call the Club office at 1 319 824-6060 if you have any questions.