The January/February 2017 issue of Antique Power magazine is available on newsstands and should be in subscriber mailboxes soon. Our cover tractor is a 1960 John Deere 430 with optional power adjust rear wheels. I enjoyed getting to visit with owner Cleveland Carter during the photo shoot.
The John Deere 430 was the last of the 2-cylinder John Deere tractors built at the plant in Dubuque, Iowa. The versatile 430 line of tractors traces its lineage back to the Model M, introduced in 1947. With the Model M's compact size, vertical 2-cylinder engine, and foot clutch, it was a complete departure from the famous tractors from John Deere's Waterloo Tractor Works.
Other articles in this issue include:
- Three Times a Cockshutt - My 1957 Cockshutt 35L Deluxe (Noel Brumm)
- Finicky About the Ford - Fastidious care has kept this 1971 Ford 3000 looking new. (Chad Elmore)
- "Baby Bud" - David King's 1962 Wagner WA-4 and the history of Wagner Tractor Inc. (Candace Brown)
- Chasing Perfection - Author, professor, and manufacturer Leon Wilson Chase helped advance farm equipment engineering. (Chad Elmore)