Young collector-turned-businessman delves into Minneapolis-Moline garden tractor history.
It’s providence that a Minneapolis-Moline collector’s last name would contain the famous MM symbol. Jay Stamm has expanded his interest in garden tractors from collecting to restoring, selling parts to other collectors and compiling a serial number data base so other collectors can verify authenticity of their garden tractors.
Jay Stamm’s collection of restored Minneapolis-Moline garden tractors sits in neatly regimented rows.
Jay Stamm started picking up old garden tractors to use as parts donors for models he planned to restore. Soon, other collectors were asking him for parts, starting a business for the 19-year-old Washington, Kan., youth while he was still in high school.