New England John Deere Expo
New Boston NH 24 August 2012
|On Friday, 24 August, we headed up to New Hampshire for
the third time in as many weeks. It is starting to feel like we
are commuting to the Granite state! The event this day was the
John Deere Expo, focusing on two cylinder JD models. I could
tell you everything I know about tractors in two sentences but it
sounded interesting so off we went.
The tractors were everything from rusting in the field to spotless restorations and the folks at the show were friendly and eager to show off their equipment. Funny how folks are always eager to talk about the things they love.
From the show we went onto Rochester NH where Terri wanted to visit a feed store to get wild bird finch mix (Blue Seal brand) at a better price that she can get locally (six 25lb bags no less) and from there, since we were so close, in a matter of speaking, onto Kittery, Maine for lobster rolls at Bob's Clam Shack. Long day but well worth the trip.
Photo slide Shows: Part 1 and Part 2
No video from this show, sorry
Never ones to pas up a chance to try to get a ride. Roy Bear and Eddie Moose, traveling companions!
Contact Steve Hogan for JD parts at 802.595.0121
My wife tells people that in a situation like this I will take a photos of every tractor in the line because they have different serial numbers. I have told her a million times not to exaggerate!
Apologies to Gary McLaughlin of Granville MA. I admired his display of tooling he uses to restore and rebuild Powr-Trol and Custom Powr-Trol units but neglected to get a photo. A very nice looking boring bar he uses to line bore these units on a 16" South Bend lathe. Nice looking work!
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