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Thursday, June 9th 2016 @ 3:00PM

LOCATION: 9395 Sanborn Ave. S.E., Alto, MI 49302 (10 miles south-east of Grand Rapids, MI)

DIRECTIONS: South of Grand Rapids or north of Kalamazoo take US-131 to the 84th St. exit #74, east 9 ½ miles to Alaska Ave., south 1 mile to 92nd St. east ½ mile to Sanborn Ave. south ¼ mile.

OR east of Caledonia/M-37 on 100th St. 2 ½ miles to Whitneyville Ave., north 1 mile to 92nd Ave, west ½ mile to Sanborn then south ¼ mile. (Kent Co.)

Selling the Gary L. Miller John Deere tractor collection.

Due to future plans of retirement, I have decided to sell my John Deere tractors, antiques & farm primitives. Art Smith Auctioneers will handle the Live Auction for me. I have enjoyed collecting and restoring these tractors over the years and now it’s time to move on to new adventures. I have had all the tractors professionally restored and stored in my pole barn.

I invite you to attend my Thursday afternoon Auction and thank you in advance for your consideration.

Very best regards, Gary L. Miller

NOTE: A very nice collection of 2 cyl. John Deere tractors!!! Tractors have been professionally restored with new tires, paint and seats! Gary took great pride in his tractors and it shows!!! Most of antiques smalls and farm primitives are from past generations of Gary’s family.

TERMS: Cash or good check day of auction. Master Card or VISA with 3% service fee. (WE SUBSCRIBE TO PAY-TEC, A NATIONAL CHECK COLLECTION COMPANY.)

INSPECTION: with registration available Wednesday, June 8th 3:00PM-5:00PM and Auction day beginning at 12NOON.

PARKING: available just west of Auction site.


3:00PM: Farm Primitives & Yard Tools

Approx. 4:00PM Tractor Collection

Lunch wagon, port-a-jons and wash-up station for your convenience. 

TRACTORS: Begin selling approx. 4:00PM

1960 John Deere Mod. 630, gas, NF, power steering, 3pt., 15.5x38" tires #6315368

1951 John Deere Mod. R, diesel, pony motor, fenders, WF, new 18.4X34” tires, new front tires, new seat, new paint,  restored, remote hyd. #6017

1945 John Deere Mod. D “Wheat-Land”, gas, WF, new Firestone 16.9X30” tires, new front tires, new paint, new seat, restored #162151

1942 John Deere Mod. LI, new industrial yellow paint, new 7.50 X 22” tires, with JD #7 mid-mount sickle mower, restored #50677

John Deere Mod. L, new Firestone 7.50X22” tires, new paint, new seat, w/belt pulley, restored, w/JD #647 1bt. plow, crank start #N/A

1946 John Deere Mod. H, NF, new 9.5X32” tires, new front tires, Powr-Trol, new paint, fenders, wheel weights, restored #58121

1949 John Deere Mod. B, NF, Firestone 12.4X38” tires, Roll-o-Matic, Powr-Trol, fenders, remote hyd., new paint new seat, remote hyd., restored #244600

1951 John Deere Mod. A, NF, new Firestone 16.6X38” tires, Powr-Trol, clam fenders, new front tires, new paint, new seat, remote hyd., restored #678813


John Deere Mod. 23, 1bt. rope trip plow, restored

John Deere Mod. Mod. 44-H, 2bt. hyd. plow, restored

John Deere Mod. 55, 3bt. hyd. plow, restored

John Deere Big-4, ground drive hay mower

John Deere hay wagon

John Deere low pressure hyd. cylinders (2)

Fuel tank on stand

3 sec. drag

Pickup tool box


JD chain link repair tool

JD plow clevis

JD PTO air pump

John Deere toys in boxes

Snow shoes

Pre-WWI china

2-wheel cart

Hay trolley

Barn beam drill

Barn rope

Hand corn planter

Pitcher pump

Carpenters tool chest

Hay hooks

Ice tongs

Wood drill brace

Corn knife

Several draw shaves

Wood level

Block plane

Wood pulleys

Crock bowls

Coffee pot


Lanyard scales

Steel wheel wheelbarrow

Planet Jr. push seeder

(3) Push cultivators

3-tine hay forks

Hand post hole digger

Several scythes

Grain cradle scythe

Cant hook

Pick axe

Youth wagon

Pathmaker weed torch

Milk cans

(12) Double long spring coyote traps

(12) Goose decoys

Buck saws

Handi-man jack

Indian artifacts, including arrow heads, spear heads, axe heads, nice group!


JD # E-35 gas lawn edger

JD lawn fertilizer spreader

JD lawn sweeper

JD push mower

Warner 23’ fiberglass extension ladder (New)

Log chains

500’ garden hose

Elect. motors

Drill bits

Hand saws

Bench drill press

Jig saw

Chicken feeders & waters

Chicken scales

Ladies bike

Honda lawn mower

3’ lawn roller

Wheel barrow

Rakes, hose, shovels, axes etc.


Snow sled etc. etc.


1923 18’ Old Town canoe, restored (a real beauty!)

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