Mecum Auctions to Kick Off 2016 with Spring Classic Vintage Tractor Auction


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The highly anticipated vintage tractor auction — Mecum Auctions’ Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic — kicks off the 2016 season at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center in Davenport, Iowa, March 31-April 2. This event is set to offer more than 300 tractors from across the country.

The Spring Classic will debut several exclusive collections, including a lineup of 12 tractors from the Cass and Hyler John Deere Collection. Headlining the event will be Cass and Hyler’s 1935 John Deere DI (Lot S42), which is first of the model (D Industrial) and first of its category (Industrial). Another feature lot is their 1958 John Deere 720 Diesel Electric Start (Lot S40).

Vintage tractor enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to bid on tractors from the Jim and Lois King Collection. This collection includes 13 meticulously restored Farmalls, including a 1957 Farmall 350 Diesel (Lot S16). Another collection to keep an eye on is the Jeff Hammen International Farmall Collection that offers 14 International Farmalls with no reserves. The highlight of this collection is the 1965 International 1206 Wheatland (Lot S106). This iron powerhouse is complete with a full three-point with top link, PTO and new 24.5x30 rear tires.

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1935 John Deere DI (Lot S42). Photo by Daniel Mecum, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.


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