Photos by Barry Wallace
Here's the the latest addition to a collection of old vehicles and implements (including an airplane) that are to be found on a property on the north side of the 15th Sideroad, west of Bathurst Street. It is a John Deere Model A General Purpose tractor. John Deere began making this tractor in 1934. It featured a 3-wheel (actually 4 wheels) tricycle design, to improve maneuverability and reduce the efforts of steering between market garden plants. Eight versions of the John Deere Model A GP tractor were built during the twenty years of its production, between 63 and 83 years ago. Notice in particular the narrow, multi-spoked rear tires.
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