Aiming for the Century Mark

Tractor restorer shoots for 100

Below: A close-up of this 1939 John Deere AR gives a sense of how particular Ernie Wollak is with his restoration work. His interest in tractors extends well beyond color. He enjoys the challenge of seeing if an MM will start after one crank, or an F-12 after four cranks, or whether the John Deere AR will pop off on the first crank. “It’s interesting to see how different tractors start,” he says. “There’s no rhyme or reason to any of them.”