What is in this article?:
- Phil Adair and mechanic friends keep older machines humming on his Mississippi farm
- A love for all things Deere
- Helps reduce operating costs
Phil Adair grew up in a world of green — John Deere green — and he puts a lifetime of mechanic skills to use, with the help of three retired mechanic friends, to keep decades-old tractors, combines, and other equipment in top operating condition. "They're built solid, they're rugged, they do the job — and best of all, I have no equipment payments," he says.
THIS COMBINE is one of three 1960s models that Phil Adair uses in his Union County, Miss., soybean farming operation. He and three retired mechanic friends keep an array of older machinery in tip-top running condition.