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Here's a 2-53 in a1960 John Deere 440 for your listening pleasure. Apparently John Deere didn't have a small diesel at the time so they bought Detroits. Cylinder block is a custom casting with the blower on the right side for chassis clearance and no air box covers. Rear accessory drive case is specific to the John Deere too.

I still have the dozer, but the "Old Homesteader" was claimed by cancer about 1 1/2 years ago. He made it to 6 weeks from his 101st birthday, so he got a lot of road behind him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvzB2tH4xn4
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I still have the dozer, but the "Old Homesteader" was claimed by cancer about 1 1/2 years ago. He made it to 6 weeks from his 101st birthday, so he got a lot of road behind him.
Your dad was one of the most amazing men I ever heard of, Gene.
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I still have the dozer, but the "Old Homesteader" was claimed by cancer about 1 1/2 years ago. He made it to 6 weeks from his 101st birthday, so he got a lot of road behind him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvzB2tH4xn4
I see the leader of the pack, (dog) photobombed the video nicely
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Your dad was one of the most amazing men I ever heard of, Gene.

Thanks Rod, I guess it's all relative. He used to tell about the guys that were around when he was a kid, according to him, "Those were some real men."
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