Regional Two-Cylinder® Ambassador Program
Two-Cylinder® is pleased to recognize Club members who have shown their dedication to the vintage John Deere Tractor pastime through shared interests and their willingness to promote the Two-Cylinder® organization. Appointed members will have their contact information (which will include a short biography and photo) listed in each issue.
Ambassadors will have a special cap identifying their position.
Readers who know of someone or would personally like to serve in an Ambassador position, please contact Brenda at 1 319 824-6060.
Eventually we would like to have Ambassadors representing the entire United States, Canada, and foreign countries.
Walter Menegus, Ambassador
Representing the Mid-Atlantic Corridor States (NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, and WV) is Walter Menegus of Belvidere, New Jersey. Walt graduated from Warren County Vocational Technical High School in June 1971; and ended his college career with a BS 1981, Master’s Degree. He has taught (2009–2014) adult student maintenance mechanics, welding, and machine shop. He was also the Warren County Vocational Technical High School Instructor of Vocational & Industrial Education (9-12 and adults), where he taught machine shop, welding, small engine repair, graphic arts, farm equipment repair, and photography (1976–2008). He worked as a toolmaker from 1971–1976; was employed in the layout and welding of horse trailers; and later was employed by a construction company working on heavy equipment, maintenance, and welding. He has lived/worked on their family farm all his life, and has acquired knowledge and practical experience of general farmwork, carpentry, repairs of machinery, and rebuilding of engines. The farm is well equipped with a machine and welding shop. Walt and his wife, Maria, have developed the farm into naturally grown produce: eggs, hay, straw, and corn production. He and his sons buy/sell new and old parts for hard-to-find farm equipment and tractors. Walt has served his community in a wide variety of functions, including Mayor. He is also a lifetime member of the FFA Alumni and the NRA.
Chris Proll, Ambassador
Chris Proll, Burlington, Connecticut, is representing the New England States (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, and RI), as well as being an online ambassador. Chris didn’t grow up on a farm, had family from Maine that did! He always had interest in tractors from about 15 years old; so, after saving up some money, at the age of 18, bought his first tractor, a 1947 Model “M”. The tractor was a mess, but he restored it and still has it today. After finishing the “M”, he found his first “L” Series Tractor and has been collecting John Deere “L” Series Tractors ever since! He found the “L” to be appealing because of all the model variations. He restores them in the winter when he is not busy plowing snow (which is part of his landscaping business, (Diversified Sweeping & Landscaping LLC). Right now the collection is around 22 tractors and 12 of them are “L” Series! Please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook Chris Proll of Burlington CT.
Roy Hofer, Ambassador
Roy Hofer of Canby, Oregon, is representing the Pacific Northwest States (WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, AK). Roy has been using and working on John Deere Two-Cylinder Tractors for as long as he can remember. His great-uncle was a John Deere dealer for 50 years, and Roy spent countless hours with him working on tractors and implements. He learned lots of old tricks and techniques, and is also a graduate of the John Deere Technical School in Walla Walla, Washington. His collection includes everything from an “H” to an “820” and beyond. Today, I am a sales representative for a Phillips 66 distributor, and operate a small family hazelnut farm. I enjoy spending time outside, visiting friends and family. I am single and have a pet cat. I am looking forward to helping anyone with their projects. Please call him at: 1 971 264-4892.
Robbie Collier, Ambassador
Robbie Collier, of Four Oaks, North Carolina, will be representing the Southeast Sector (VA, NC, SC, and portions of TN and GA). Robbie’s profile will appear in the next issue as his family was affected by Hurricane Florence. We wish them the best.