Relic John Deere combine goes to work

| December 2009

1958 John Deere 45 combine

Herb Bohrer's restored 1958 John Deere 45 combine working the field between two modern John Deere combines.

courtesy Herb Bohrer

Just to follow up on the article on my combine in the January 2009 edition of Farm Collector, I am sending a photo of the John Deere 45 combine working in the field with a couple of new John Deere combines owned by Van Orden Brothers Farms. The combine worked fine, but I didn’t stay in the field too long. I was afraid of getting eaten by those monsters. They told me the grain was running about 120 to 130 bushels to the acre, and I ran the combine about a quarter of a mile.

Herb Bohrer

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