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John Deere M Review



Overall Rating:
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 5.00
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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5
Performance:
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5
Value:
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5
Reliability:
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5


Dad's John Deere M Posted by SHBishop on 02/07/2011

I learned to drive on a John Deere LA when I was so young my Dad had to hang wooden blocks on the pedals. Then Dad upgraded to a Model M, and we still have it.

It has been used regularly for over 50 years to pull a baler, power the derrick, pull the weed burner trailer, corrugate, haul hay on a platform to feed the cows, power the log splitter, and haul the firewood trailer.

All of my children learned to drive on it, and my grandchildren are learning also - as they get old enough to reach the pedals and see over the steering wheel. There are 4 other tractors on our place but this is the one that gets used the most because it always starts, even though it is rarely parked in a shop.

It finally started using coolant so this month we took the head off, for the first time ever. We are going to have the head checked out by a machine shop before we put it on with a new head gasket. We are also going to repair the brakes. As a child I knew that the brakes were very shaky, so after 50 years, may be it is time to fix them.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1948 Date Purchased: 11/30/2001 Number of Hours:
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Very reliable. Cons: They do not make them like that anymore. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States Idaho I also considered buying:
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