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Those wacky John Deere drivers!

Postby Barnyard » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:38 pm

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Re: Those wacky John Deere drivers!

Postby muleboss » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:51 pm

I would run too if I thought someone saw me on a John Deere.

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Re: Those wacky John Deere drivers!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:11 pm

I like to kid about them, but I am pretty much color blind when it comes to old tractors. Some of the owners attitudes are a bit of a problem, but I like the old John Deeres also.
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Re: Those wacky John Deere drivers!

Postby T-Mo » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:02 am

I found the attitudes usually come from non John Deere owners. Most JD guys are color blind and enjoy all colors, all brands. At least, myself and the ones I know do.

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Re: Those wacky John Deere drivers!

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:33 am

T-Mo wrote:I found the attitudes usually come from non John Deere owners. Most JD guys are color blind and enjoy all colors, all brands. At least, myself and the ones I know do.

I know a guy who is terrible to be around when tractors are involved and he's a big Ford owner, he will talk more junk about Deere than anything. Found out one time he still has the first tractor he ever purchased and guess what it is? A 2 cylinder John Deere. When he starts mouthing off in front of people about Ford being top dog all you have to ask him is "do you still have that 2 cylinder John Deere?". He gets really quiet really fast.
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Re: Those wacky John Deere drivers!

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:22 am

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T-Mo wrote:I found the attitudes usually come from non John Deere owners. Most JD guys are color blind and enjoy all colors, all brands. At least, myself and the ones I know do.

I know a guy who is terrible to be around when tractors are involved and he's a big Ford owner, he will talk more junk about Deere than anything. Found out one time he still has the first tractor he ever purchased and guess what it is? A 2 cylinder John Deere. When he starts mouthing off in front of people about Ford being top dog all you have to ask him is "do you still have that 2 cylinder John Deere?". He gets really quiet really fast.

At the risk of stepping on some toes: I have on occasion made some comment to car guys about John Deere owners. When asked what was wrong with them, I replied that they were just like Ford owners. Likewise, in the presence of tractor guys, I have said that the problem with Ford car owners was that they were just like John Deere owners. I have yet to make the comments to anyone that didn't immediately know exactly what I meant.

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Re: Those wacky John Deere drivers!

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:52 am

Jim Becker wrote:
Chipmaker wrote:
T-Mo wrote:I found the attitudes usually come from non John Deere owners. Most JD guys are color blind and enjoy all colors, all brands. At least, myself and the ones I know do.

I know a guy who is terrible to be around when tractors are involved and he's a big Ford owner, he will talk more junk about Deere than anything. Found out one time he still has the first tractor he ever purchased and guess what it is? A 2 cylinder John Deere. When he starts mouthing off in front of people about Ford being top dog all you have to ask him is "do you still have that 2 cylinder John Deere?". He gets really quiet really fast.

At the risk of stepping on some toes: I have on occasion made some comment to car guys about John Deere owners. When asked what was wrong with them, I replied that they were just like Ford owners. Likewise, in the presence of tractor guys, I have said that the problem with Ford car owners was that they were just like John Deere owners. I have yet to make the comments to anyone that didn't immediately know exactly what I meant.

I used to bleed green. I'll tell you why. My dad bought a John Deere 1020 brand new in 1970, he still has it today and uses it on a regular basis. He also had a Farmall 140, it was a worn out piece of junk and we constantly had to work on it. These were the only 2 tractors we had growing up and dad made do with what he had trying to keep food on our table and providing for us. The Deere didn't give much trouble though it has had it's issues just like everything else does or will. I raked a many acre of hay with that 140, it rode rough, no power steering etc. The Deere has the easiest power steering of any tractor I've ever driven. Dad got rid of the 140 and acquired a John Deere 730 diesel when I was about 14 years old. He then bought a John Deere A when I was about 15 and it's the one I restored and still have. It wasn't until about 8 years ago when I got our first Cub that I truly understand what you are talking about now. We have all kinds except Allis Chalmers at our house and bought a Ford 4630 last year simply because I couldn't afford the equivalent tractor with green paint. At the end of the day it doesn't matter what color your tractor is, it doesn't matter what color you are, we are all here for a reason and if we or our tractors were all the same what fun would that be?
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Re: Those wacky John Deere drivers!

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:11 am

Just so everyone knows, I am not picking on green owners, just having a little fun at their expense.

Now on a personal note, my mom's family and my dad's family were known to be somewhat unfriendly towards each other on occasion. Some wondered how Mom and Dad even got married given the family feuds, but they did and they had a great marriage. I always thought it was because the two families had large farms on opposite sides of Harrison and it was nothing more than one trying to out do the other.

It wasn't until a few years ago I figured it out. My uncle on Dad's side owned the Farmall dealer so all my Uncles on the Weisbrodt side used IH equipment on their farm. I now live a couple miles from Mom's family farm and see my cousins, who took over the farm, drive by our house everyday. One thing stands out when I see them. They use, and have always used, John Deere equipment. Now I think I understand what caused the squabble years ago.
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Re: Those wacky John Deere drivers!

Postby Jerry's cub » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:51 am

I will see tons of old green here Saturday at local tractor pull, old fashioned kind of pull with a stone boat loaded with 500 lb. concrete blocks to make required weight. Longest pull might make 2 feet or a little more and as short as a couple inches.
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Re: Those wacky John Deere drivers!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:39 pm

Jim Becker wrote:...........At the risk of stepping on some toes: I have on occasion made some comment to car guys about John Deere owners. When asked what was wrong with them, I replied that they were just like Ford owners. Likewise, in the presence of tractor guys, I have said that the problem with Ford car owners was that they were just like John Deere owners. I have yet to make the comments to anyone that didn't immediately know exactly what I meant.
I am a Ford owner, not because I think they are that much better than anything else, but because our local Ford dealer (now closed unfortunately), gave me much better service than the Dodge/Chevy dealer. The dealer about 35 miles away also gives me great service, plus my former employer, Centurytel/Centurylink, was a Ford fleet purchaser and employees and retirees can buy under Ford's X-plan which was some great pricing with no haggling.

As to John Deeres they were pretty rare in my area when I was young, but a favorite uncle had an MT, and I always wanted an MT like Uncle Edgar's. I finally found one just like his I could afford a few years ago, but when I looked it over real good and realized how hard they were to get on and off of, I changed my mind.
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Re: Those wacky John Deere drivers!

Postby ricky racer » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:06 pm

The guy was breaking and entering only to support his John Deere habit. I know the feeling.... :lol:
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