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New! You asked, we answered! Here’s a complete list of our currently available John Deere lawn and garden tractors

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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