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Smithsonian and Gathering of the Green Celebrate 100 Years of John Deere Tractors

Waterloo Boy tractor

A Waterloo Boy will be on display at the Smithsonian Museum and also at the March 21-24, 2018, Gathering of the Green conference in Davenport, Iowa. The Gathering’s got more – see the John Deere All-Wheel Drive tractor, the 4th “D” an experimental “A,” a working windmill, a restored Model 55 combine, a machine shed full of antiques, an early farm house, lawn and garden tractors, snowmobiles and much more.

John Deere plowing a field

This multidimensional conference also offers admirers of John Deere antique two-cylinder and New Generation tractors and implements an opportunity to attend 60-plus restoration-related technical and historical workshops, shop the huge vendor hall with 70-plus vendors focusing on everything John Deere, enjoy outstanding evening speakers, attend a fun auction and partake in the ending banquet.

3-wheel John Deere tractor

Gathering of the Green – March 21-24, 2018

RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA
Come for the entire conference – register online at www.gatheringofthegreen.com
Come for one or two days (best March 22, 23 or 24)
March 22 & 23: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; March 24: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$10 per day. Register and pay at the door.

For complete conference information go to www.gatheringofthegreen.com
Questions: call/text 563-845-3298 or e-mail info@gatheringofthegreen.com
Directions & Parking: go to www.riverctr.com – scroll down to About Us, click on Directions & Parking
Take a minute to watch this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AHtSLv4WfM&feature=em-subs_digest

Antique Truck Club of America

Antique truck

Since its founding in 1971, ATCA has been bringing people together who own or have an interest in antique commercial vehicles, and who wish to promote the preservation, restoration, operator and history of antique commercial vehicles. Join today! Membership is only $36 and includes a one-year subscription to Double Clutch Magazine.

Antique Truck Club of America
85 South Walnut St.
Boyertown, PA 19512
(610) 367-2567

Adrian's Magneto Service

Webster magneto

If you have a magneto that needs to be repaired or rebuilt, check out Adrian's Magneto Service. Adrian's Magneto Service delivers top-notch work and excellent customer service, and can be sent magnetos for repair to addresses in both the U.S. and Canada.

Adrian's Magneto Service
P.O. Box 209
Lancaster, MN 56735

Box 21232
Steinbach, Manitoba R5G1S5

(204) 326-6497

Roy's Red Iron

Roy's Red Iron is a great source for parts for your International Harvester Farmall tractors. They offer reproduction and new-old-stock replacement parts, as well as good used original parts. Roy's Red Iron has hundreds of items in stock that aren't listed on the website.

If they don't have the answer to your question or the part you need, they'll help you find it with over 25 years of technical experience with IH products.

Roy's Red Iron
6929 Martha Avenue
East Ridge, TN 37412

(423) 290-5036
Email: roysrediron01@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roysrediron
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roysrediron

Lightning Magneto Selling John Deere Engine Parts

John Deere magneto

Photos courtesy Mitch Malcolm.

Mitch Malcolm, proprietor of Lightning Magneto, is retiring from the magneto repair service after 22 years. As a result, he is selling parts for John Deere Model E engines. Visit the Lightning Magneto website or write for reproduction parts for your John Deere Model E engine and for a free catalog.

Mitch Malcolm
45685 County Highway 54
Ottertail, MN 56571

Phone: (218) 367-2819
Fax: (218) 367-3463

Batch of new magnetos

Red 4WD Tractors by Lee Klancher

Red 4WD Tractors

The story of the 4-wheel drive tractors built by Steiger, International Harvester, Case, and Case IH is told in dramatic fashion in this new authoritative guide. Starting with the development of early 4-wheel drive systems at International Harvester, Red 4WD Tractors traces the evolution and design of some of the most powerful and capable tractors of the 20th century.

Learn the complete story of Steiger tractors, which were designed and built in the barn of John, Douglass and Maurice Steiger near Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. Dig deep into the 4-wheel drives built by International Harvester, from the newly discovered first machine built in 1912 to the final series of Super 70 models of which only a very few were produced.

This volume features heavy research and coverage of International Harvester 4WDs, including newly uncovered details about why the 4300 Series failed, how the Steiger-built IH 66 Series was designed in a secret garage, and why the 2+2 Series was abandoned in 1985. J.I. Case offered an interesting line of 4WD tractors as well, and the colorful history of those powerful machines is traced in detail, including photos of all the orange-and-white 4WD Case tractors.

Written by Lee Klancher and the same team that created the award-winning books Red Tractors 1958-2013 and Red Combines 1915-2015, this book is a must-have for any tractor and farming history enthusiast. All the 4WD models from International Harvester, Case, Steiger, and Case IH are shown. The book includes the design and development history of the tractors, with first-hand accounts from the engineers and other product-development specialists at IH and Case IH who brought them to life.

Red 4WD Tractors: High-Horsepower All-Wheel-Drive Tractors from International Harvester, Steiger, J.I. Case & Case IH, Lee Klancher, hardcover, 384 pages, color photographs, $75, Octane Press, www.octanepress.com.

Registration Now Open for Gathering of the Green 2018

Gathering of the Green banner

BREAKING NEWS – REGISTER ONLINE NOW! Go to www.gatheringofthegreen.com and click on REGISTRATION.

Registration IS NOW OPEN for the Gathering of the Green 2018 – March 21-24, 2018, in Davenport, Iowa. You are enthusiastically encouraged to join us in the heartland of America for this outstanding conference. Learn about all aspects of restoration and collection through educational and historical workshops, enjoy evening speakers, shop the dozens of vendors, participate in trips/tours, and view significant tractors and awesome displays. But perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of the Gathering is visiting old friends, making new ones, sharing and learning more about your John Deere passion, and talking tractors around the clock. REGISTER ONLINE NOW.