New coloring book offers Deere fans young and old hours of coloring fun and tractor trivia

Austin, Texas (March 17, 2022). This new book allows John Deere enthusiasts to color their way through tractor history with 36 beautiful drawings of their favorite farm machines. Each line drawing was created from photographs of real machines, giving machinery fans a real-life representation to fill in. The models selected for the book span John Deere history, beginning with early Letter Series John Deere tractors, moving through the New Generation models of the 1960s, on to the high-horsepower muscle tractors of 1970s and 1980s, and to the high-technology machines of modern times. 

Each drawing features accurate details, allowing tractor connoisseurs young and old to explore the mechanics of a variety of machines. The art is accompanied by kid-friendly facts about each tractor. This selection will satisfy the seasoned John Deere devotee as well as ignite a life-long passion in the next generation.

The book draws from photography of John Deere tractors made by Lee Klancher during a decade of work building his collection that appeared in the 2022 book, John Deere Evolution, as well as images taken at the 2019 Half Century of Progress Show. The photographs were made in custom-built indoor photography studios that illuminated the machines in great detail creating images that are ideal for photorealistic drawings suitable for coloring by the most discerning enthusiast. Other images were sourced from some of the finest collections of John Deere tractors in the country, such as those of Bruce and Walter Keller, Kenny Smith, Tom and Jake Renner, Jack Purinton, and more. 

The book includes coloring pages for the following models: Model 60, Model 420 Crawler, Model D “Spoker,” Model BWH-40, Model B, Model 830, Lanz Model 3016, Model 8020, Model 1020, Model 2020 Orchard, Model 7020, Model 4250, Model 4450, Model 7200, Model 9220, Model 9620, Model 2010, Model 5010, Model 8010, Model 8960, Model 9570RX, Model DX24 Experimental Crawler, Model GP, Model D Lindemann Crawler, Model AR, 1930s corn picker, and Model 60 Custom 4×4.

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By Henry Gregor Felsen

Publication Date: March 1, 202s


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Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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