John Deere restores vintage 110 RLE lawn tractor

An original John Deere 110 RLE lawn tractor built 42 years ago has been restored as a "tribute" to the current range of machinery, says the firm.

John Deere 110 RLE lawn tractor - photo: John Deere
John Deere 110 RLE lawn tractor - photo: John Deere

The gleaming new-look and fully working 110 RLE is being shown off in the reception area of the Nottingham head office of John Deere.

"This is one of the oldest working examples of the ground breaking 110 RLE garden tractor," said Dan Barber, John Deere homeowner territory manager.

"All modern lawn tractors are broadly based on this original machine in terms of build quality," he said of the restoration job by Howard Marshall Agricultural Engineering.

Dan Barber added: "We were able to source replacement parts from stocks held here in Langar. This demonstrates our long-term commitment to parts availability."

The chance to renovate the John Deere 110 RLE lawn tractor arose when Dave Aschaker retired after 29 years service with John Deere's test and evaluation unit at Horicon, US
, where most ride-on machines are made.

Aschaker put the machine in storage before selling it to John Deere, which brought the tractor to the UK. Howard Marshall Agricultural Engineering of Papplewick in Nottingham took six months to complete the restoration.

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