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Elkhorn farmer's favorite tractor is a John Deere 4230

Donald Henningfeld's dog with 1974 John Deere 4230 tractor
SITTING PRETTY: Donald Henningfeld’s dog Sasha is pictured with his 1974 John Deere 4230 tractor.
My Favorite Tractor: Donald Henningfeld bought the tractor new in late 1973.

A 1974 John Deere 4230 is Donald Henningfeld’s favorite tractor. The Elkhorn farmer bought the tractor new in late 1973.

“It’s the only new tractor I have ever owned,” he says.

The 4230 has extra-heavy front wheels and added side steps. “At 12,000 hours, it was overhauled once in 1989,” he says. “It still has the original muffler and starter. Right now it’s on its fourth set of tires.”

Henningfeld bought the tractor for $8,900.

“In its younger days, it farmed between 400 and 500 acres by itself. Now it’s a chore tractor.”

To have your favorite tractor featured, send in a photo of yourself with your tractor, along with a write-up about the tractor, to: Wisconsin Agriculturist, P.O. Box 236, Brandon, WI 53919.

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