50 Years’ Hard Labor
A trusty tractor that has done a lot of work over the years sees only light duty nowadays.
MY FAVORITE TRACTOR has to be my 1964
John Deere 3020 gas Syncro-Range with a Roll-O-Matic front end. The 3020/4020 series tractors were new when I went to work for John Deere right out of college in January 1965. I operated them as new tractors back then, and I still like them today.
I purchased this one from its second owner in August 1995, and I have the original owners manual. The paint is also original, including 50 years of minor scratches. The owner I bought it from had been sold the tractor in April 1995 in an estate sale by the original owner, who had purchased it brand-new in Miami County, Kansas. It was on the same farm until 1995.
Today, the John Deere sees only light duty, pulling an 8-foot bush hog in summer and an 8-foot, three-point blade for clearing snow in winter.
Neil Blakeman enjoys taking his granddaughter Ava for rides on this special tractor.