July–August 2018

Tractor Serial Number Research
August 13, 2018
Magazine Subscription
August 17, 2018


2 The Model “A” Decoded
Digging Into The Serial Number Registers
9 Commentary
23 Perspectives
Mobile Base — by Harold Mulder
A Little About Potatoes — by Art Mangels
Sackett Sez… The Influence of Influenza — by Lee Sackett
A Garden State “730” — by Walter Menegus
40 Two-Cylinder Club Award Program Continues
The “20” Sales Information Book
John Deere Day Movies on DVD!
Products • Services • Suppliers
Classified Ads


Walter Haskell Hinton was commissioned to create several paintings for Deere & Company, and this one is clearly among the most popular. The woman is plowing the field while a military convoy is engaged in a World War II effort. She and the passenger in the front truck (not visible in cover image) are exchanging “V” for Victory hand salutes, and her Model “A” Tractor is equipped with “V”-tread rear tires.

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