Trac­tor Paint Q&A

Farm & Ranch Living - - FEEDBACK - RICHARD HOFER HILLSBORO, KANSAS MARK J. MUELLER WAVERLY, IOWA

Ques­tion: The John Deere 70 that you have on the cover of your June/July 2018 is­sue has the wrong color scheme. John Deere 70s are solid green with yel­low wheels. John Deere 720s and 730s have the green and yel­low color scheme of the trac­tor on the June/July cover. Can you ex­plain why the trac­tor does not have the cor­rect color scheme?

An­swer: The reader is cor­rect—the trac­tor was in­cor­rectly painted. Fifty or so years ago the pre­vi­ous owner, a wheat farmer in North Dakota, in­stalled a Heisler “Power Block,” which gave the engine the power of the later 720 trac­tor. So he re­painted it to match the 720 paint scheme.

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