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Hundreds of vintage John Deere tractors showcased


We already know Waterloo bleeds John Deere green... and there's quite the event going on in town this weekend to celebrate Deere's 175 anniversary.

It's Cylinder Expo XXII at the National Cattle Congress grounds is open now through Saturday, July 21.

Hundreds of restored vintage John Deere tractors are on display, and most were built in Waterloo. This year also marks the same week the very first expo was held in 1987 in Waterloo.

Nebraska farmer Bob Hynek said, "This is a perfect facility. There's many buildings and tractors can be parked outside over here, and there's a place for vendors, and it's just a great facility. I can't think of a better one."

Admission $5 for adults.  Kids 12 and under a free with an adult.  If you're a Deere employee or retiree you can get in free with your employee pass or any form of retiree identification.

A Swap Meet will be held all days with selected vendors with a good track record of customer service and positive response.

The Heartland Auction will be expanded for 2012 to include a Memorabilia Auction on Friday. Auction starts at 2:00 p.m. featuring 200-250 items, and will be held in the air-conditioned Electric Park Ballroom at the east end of the National Cattle Congress Grounds.

The tractor, equipment, and parts auction will be held on Saturday, just west of the front of the McElroy Auditorium.

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