Restored 1958 John Deere 45 Combine Heads to the Fields

Collector restores combine for its 50th birthday

George Jackson, 92, atop the restored John Deere 45 combine he used for more than 25 years. “He operated under George’s Rule of 10,” Herb explains. “Start at 10 a.m., stop at 10 p.m., do 10 acres. He’d spend about a month at it.”