John Deere 620 Standard Makes Harvesting a Joy

Reader Contribution by Ken Havekost
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This photo shows my John Deere 620 Standard and a #42 square-back combine. It was a weird year in 2015. We had flooded fields all spring. The soybeans were finally planted in July. We harvested in 70-degree weather in November wearing short-sleeve shirts.

At age 83, I still enjoy farming with my older equipment and yes, it’s all paid for: ha! I paid $3,400 in 1964 for a new #42 square-back combine that included a chopper and Hume reel.

Ken Havekost, Monroe, Michigan

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