Barn Find John Deere 4955 Tractor with 958 Hours
It’s not every day that you find a pristine John Deere 4955 with under 1000 hours. But that’s exactly what Larry Holy of Brookings, South Dakota found in the family barn after the death of his father. On today’s episode of the Machinery Pete Podcast, we’re talking to Larry to find out the story behin
d this unique tractor. You’ll want to grab this John Deere 4955 because it won’t last long. Contact Machinery Pete for more details.
Every time we post a barn find, we get a slew of people asking for the story behind the piece of equipment. On today’s episode of the Machinery Pete Podcast, we’ve got a special barn find: a 1990 John Deere 4955 with one original owner and only 958 hours.
Larry Holy of Brookings, South Dakota recently got in touch with us to tell us about his father’s special 4955 that has been sitting unused since the mid-1990s. Larry sat down with Machinery Pete to talk about his father’s legacy and the story behind the tractor.
Tune in to get the details on this 4955 and get in touch with Machinery Pete if you’d like to purchase this unique barn find.
[00:14] – Welcome to the podcast our sponsor Case IH
[01:20] – Featured tractor of the week, John Deere 4955
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[05:26] – A message from our sponsor, Case IH
[05:55] – Welcome guest Larry Holy
[06:32] – Larry talks about how his father Joe came to buy a Deere 4955 in 1990
[08:53] – Larry discusses how his dad Joe put this tractor to work
[13:02] – Through research Larry found out the tractor was originally a dealer to dealer transfer
[14:15] – The tractor was made special for rice and cane fields and still features the original tires and toolbox
[17:59] – Larry recounts how he drove down to make the video for the tractor in a 1985 Chevy Silverado C30 that had belonged to his dad
[21:30] – Fixing up the truck has been part of Larry’s grieving process since his dad passed but he hopes to share it in the future so that others can get enjoyment out of it as he and his dad did
[23:06] – If you’re interested in purchasing Larry’s family tractor, reach out to Machinery Pete
[26:08] – Larry tells the story of his father Joe’s Model T
[29:55] – Why Joe turned down offers from Mohawk Plow to be a field engineer
[31:17] – Larry tells the story of how his father harvested the first bale of cotton in McLennan County, TX
[35:20] – If you’d like to purchase either the tractor or the Silverado, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Welcome to the Machinery Pete Podcast hosted by Greg Peterson, known to the industry as Machinery Pete. For over 30 years, Greg has been a trusted source of knowledge in the farming equipment industry. Starting with a gut feeling, Greg set off to bring more and better data to the agriculture space. He’s been a voice you can trust, no matter where you’re listening or reading.
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