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The Robust John Deere 430, a Heavy Duty Lawn Tractor

✪To see our newest John Deere 430 for sale, click here. At 1,170 pounds and boasting a 20HP 3-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine, the John Deere 430 ruled many a lawn. Manufactured at the Horicon, WI John Deere factory from 1984-1992, the 430 was part of the 400 Series of lawn and garden tractors. This is a […]

Your Go-To Reference of Classic John Deere Lawn & Garden Tractor Resources

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.4.1″] One of the most common questions we’re asked is about owner’s manuals and routine maintenance for classic John Deere lawn and garden tractor models. We’ve put together this post as a resource that we’ll be adding to as we come across additional information that you may find helpful. Given the age […]

John Deere 316 and 318 Parts & Maintenance Ref Sheet

John Deere 318 for sale

Need a quick and easy cheat sheet to find John Deere 318 parts for your next maintenance job? Here it is! This reference sheet applies to both the John Deere 316 and 318 lawn tractor models. You can download and print/save this as a PDF for convenience by clicking here. (Note: You must have Adobe […]

The Elusive John Deere 330 Diesel Lawn Tractor

Produced for one year only – in 1986 – the John Deere 330 was a diesel lawn tractor that some people refer to as the diesel version of the 316. That’s because like the Deere 316 (shown in the image at right), this model lacked the power steering common on other more well-known models like […]

A Quick History of Popular John Deere Lawn & Garden Tractors

Learn more about the most common lawn & garden tractors we restore, including a brief introduction to the series as well as a few quick stats on each model: John Deere 300 Series: In the 1983 model year, the introduction of the “new” 318 marked the beginning of the revolution of John Deere’s popular 300 […]

Fill ‘er Up – A Brief History of Gas Pumps

“Nostalgia: A device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane.” -Doug Larson Restoring old gas pumps here at Green Ridge is one of our favorite projects. Since we recently took in a few old pumps, we thought we’d use them as inspiration for a post on the history of gas pumps and service […]

Retro Rewind: America’s Love Affair with Candy

At Green Ridge Restorations, we have a large stock of antique and vintage candy scales to restore. We used that as inspiration for this post, where we’ll take a walk down the sugary-delicious memory lane to explore the history of American’s love affair with candy. The most common scales we restore are by Toledo and […]

All About the John Deere 420 Lawn & Garden Tractor

Part of the 400 Series of John Deere lawn and garden tractors, the 420 came onto the scene in 1983. It replaced the earlier John Deere 400 and like its predecessor, was a sales success. With a 20HP Onan 2-cylinder gas engine and 2WD hydrostatic Sundstrand 90 transmission, the John Deere 420 remains a popular […]

The John Deere 332, a Diesel Version of the 318

✪If you’re looking for a John Deere 332 for sale, click here to see our latest offering.  If the 316 was the “little brother” to the 318, the 332 can be considered its half brother. Think of it as the diesel version of the gas-powered 318. With a 16HP Yanmar 3-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engine, the […]