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John Deere PavilionThe first stop in Moline was the John Deere Pavilion, a large glass building with lots of Deere equipment, both restored and brand new, inside, as well as some larger items outside.
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Tim with Deere 3800Here Tim tries out the cab of one of the newer tractors inside the Pavilion.
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Cathy and DeereCathy poses by a very nicely restored old Deere.
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4010 DieselThis 4010 Diesel looks a lot like a toy Tim had as a youngster -- but this one's much bigger!
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Tim & Waterloo BoyTim poses by the Waterloo Boy tractor. The Waterloo Boy was the first John Deere tractor ever.
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Cathy & Waterloo BoyCathy poses by the other side of the same Waterloo Boy.
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A 4020 Diesel sat near the middle of the Pavilion. Behind it was a very large modern combine which you could climb inside.
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John Deere Collectors CenterAfter a stop by the John Deere Store where we picked up a few collectables, our next stop was the John Deere Collectors Center. This building is set up to look like a 1950's John Deere dealership. Inside were many unique restored tractors and implements.
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Inside the Deere Collectors CenterInside the collectors center. We spent quite a bit of time here. Each tractor is on loan from the owner, and they get new exhibits rotating through periodically.
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Waterloo Boy & ImplementAnother beautiful Waterloo Boy, this one pulling an implement.
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John Deere Collectors CenterMore beautifully restored tractors at the Collectors Center. There were also some old John Deere signs on the walls as you can see in this picture.
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John Deere World HeadquartersOur final stop in Moline was at the John Deere World Headquarters. There is a large exhibition area at the headquarters, which, like the Pavilion, has a mix of old and new Deere equipment. It was a lot of fun to look at.
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