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Special harvest: Farmers use vintage Deere equipment

In a single harvest season, David and D.J. Cobler will span two eras.


The father and son farmers will roll out big, modern John Deere machines to harvest most of the 97-year-old farmstead's tillable acres. But then they'll haul out the old stuff and, with smiles on their faces and the help of other members of the Poppin' Johnnies of Southeast Iowa Club, take the farmstead back to the early years of the last century.

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Published four times a year, The Plowshare helps collectors and enthusiasts learn about the history of John Deere and its products and stay up to date on events at the John Deere attractions. It's all in each issue of The Plowshare, and it's free.


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