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    Elite Member woodlandfarms's Avatar
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    Default Need some advice on taking on a vintage project Deere

    So I am in my mid 40s, my dad is around, my grandfather is not. I have restored a few cars and am looking.to maybe a new project. My grandfather worked at and retired from John Deere Dubuque. In honor of him I was thinking of buying something that came from that factory and restoring it. Now I could really use a Dozer so maybe.....

    Anyway, I assume there are some hstorians here. Can anyone guide me on how to confirm a machine was built at Dubuque?

    Can anyone recommend a good project tractor or better yet Dozer?

    Thanks in advance for all the advice
    Power-Trac 1850, grapple, hoe, 90" mower, 72" box blade

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    Default Re: Need some advice on taking on a vintage project Deere

    In the older models all dozers except BO's were built in Dubuque,Ia. In the older tractors below 1960 if it had a foot clutch pedal it was built in Dubuque

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    Default Re: Need some advice on taking on a vintage project Deere

    I know the 2520's and 2030's tractors were built in Dubuque. The 2520 is a nice little "field" tractor, I have a 2030 and its a nice utility tractor.

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    Default Re: Need some advice on taking on a vintage project Deere

    Quote Originally Posted by hogheadCTD View Post
    I know the 2520's and 2030's tractors were built in Dubuque. The 2520 is a nice little "field" tractor, I have a 2030 and its a nice utility tractor.
    2030 was built in Dubuque & Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany but the 2520('69-'72 models) were built in Waterloo with a Dubuque engine.

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    Default Re: Need some advice on taking on a vintage project Deere

    I stand corrected!

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