I love farm toys. My grandfather used to build the real tractors in Waterloo for John Deere, and he would give us 1/16 scale toys when we were kids. After he retired, he decided to rebuild an old Oliver, just to keep busy.
While we were in Billings, we stopped into Action Toys, the best little farm toy store in the world. Here are the fruits of my most recent trip. (Yes, I have a spending limit when I go in.)
So what do we have here?
- AGCO DT200 tractor
- John Deere/Bauer Built DB90 – 36 Row 30″ Planter — In real-life this plants 90 feet of corn (or other row crops) at once. I haven’t dared fold it open yet; this is how you would see it as you passed it on the county highway.
- John Deere 4920 Dry Box Spreader ‘cuz even my little farm demands high yields.
- John Deere 7720 Titan II Combine ca. 1985 but still seen all over Iowa
The tractor pulling the planter is a John Deere 9420T with 425HP engine. I didn’t buy it this trip, but there’s no way the Agco’s 200ish horsepower engine is going to get the field planted, especially when it’s been raining.