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One of a kind tractors on display through weekend in Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- If you're a fan of anything John Deere, the National Cattle Congress is the place to be this weekend.  The Two Cylinder Club Expo is being held Thursday through Sunday.

"We're setting up to do the 20th expo.  They started in 1987 and we've skipped a few years.  They've been annual since 1992 and we're going to have about 375 tractor exhibits here this year restored to pristine condition," Organizer Jack Cherry said.

This year is special because it's the 50th anniversary since the introduction of what's called the "new generation tractor."  That also ended the two-cylinder era.

Dennis Mulder of Parkersburg showed us his 1960 John Deere.  It sports the serial code 135 and was sold new to a buyer in Cedar Rapids in 1961.  It's on display in the Pepsi Pavilion, along with dozens of other "one of a kind" tractors.

The show room in the larger building at the National Cattle Congress is where Tim Davis of Troy, Ohio has his two tractors set up.  He showed us his 1940 Model H.

"I bought it from a guy that actually bought it brand new.  It spent it's whole life on a little 20 acre farm," Davis said.

Reg Massie and his father Scott were also getting set up Wednesday.  This is the first time they have ever brought tractors to the show and made a long trip down all the way from a small town near Calgary, Alberta Canada.  Massie told us a little about how his 1934 D came into their possession.

"It was actually bought from a neighbor of ours who dug it out of the bush.  There was virtually trees growing through it and we had to actually cut it out of the bush, winch it onto the trailer, and it was just finished putting together on Sunday."

Massie and his father were busy polishing the 76 year-old two cylinder tractor because they drove through several torrential downpours to get to Waterloo.

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Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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