Sunday, June 12, 2011

Odd Shots - Where are the wheels?

This may not be an odd shot in Yakima Valley, but it is in Maryland. John Deere tractors have wheels and this is the only John Deere crawler I have seen. In the 1940's John Deere shipped tractor chassis to the Lindeman brothers in Yakima where they were mounted on crawler tracks. The crawlers were preferred in the orchards as they were more stable on the hills. Later John Deere manufactured crawlers in its Dubuque factory. (Image taken May 2010 at the Gladhill Tractor Mart, Frederick, MD).

For more "Odd Shots" visit Katney's Kaboodle.


Sylvia K said...

That's an interesting shot and thanks for the info -- I was wondering about the wheels -- or lack thereof! Hope you have a great day, Lew!


imac said...

We have a John Deere outlet near us.
Good British make my friend,lol.