Deere Collectors Center Auction Set

Event planned June 29-30 in Moline is eighth annual event and features vintage tractors and equipment.

Published on: Jun 11, 2007

The John Deere Collectors Center will hold its 8th annual tractor and memorabilia auction at the John Deere Collectors Center in Moline, Ill., June 29-30. This year's auction will feature vintage John Deere tractors and equipment, along with a collection of John Deere memorabilia. An antique tractor ride and show are also scheduled for a complete weekend of John Deere fun.

The event will kick off on Thursday, June 28th, with a tractor ride of antique John Deere tractors. The ride will start at the Collectors Center, loop through downtown Moline, pass the John Deere historic homes and return back to the Collectors Center. Vintage tractors and equipment in original and restored condition will be displayed in the parking lot at the John Deere Collectors Center, June 29th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and June 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Like previous years, the two-day auction will include memorabilia on Friday and tractors and implements on Saturday. Friday's memorabilia auction starts at 1 p.m. and will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn Conference Center in downtown Moline. Some of the highly-collectible items on the auction block include an original 1890s John Deere bicycle complete with tool kit and original tires, signs, catalogs, trinkets and much more.

Saturday's tractor and implement auction begins at 9 a.m. and will take place directly in front of the John Deere Collectors Center, rain or shine. Equipment expected to draw intense bidding by collectors and auction goers include a John Deere 620LP orchard tractor, a John Deere 620 gas tractor, three John Deere 730 Argentina high crop tractors, a John Deere 4020 gas power shift tractor, and a John Deere 4030 gas narrow front tractor.

Limited seating will be available on Saturday, however guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Admission to all events is free, except those participating in the tractor ride.

For more complete information on auction items visit www.AumannAuctions.com. For more information on the event go to www.johndeereatrractions.com or call 800-240-5265. The John Deere Collectors Center is located at 320 16th Street, just off Interstate 74 to River Drive and 17th Street in Moline.