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 Stories, Brochures & Manuals

Stories about the restoration of Lindeman Crawlers and interviews with Jesse.

Advertising Brochures for the Lindeman Power Equipment Co., Northwest Equipment Co. Lindex Co. and John Deere – Lindeman.

Manuals for the Lindeman Power Equipment Co., Northwest Equipment Co. Lindex Co. and John Deere – Lindeman.

 
Part 1
A history of LPE Co. Booklet given to employees and customers in late 1946, just before JD purchased the plant.LPE Co. Booklet part 1001
Part 2
LPE Co. Booklet part 2002

August 2008

August 2008

August 1985, Gene Brady's interview and story for Gas Engine "Reminiscing with Jesse Lindeman"

#4 Two Cylinder News Letter 1987,
Model "D" Lindeman Test



May-June 1989, "BO" Specifications


May 1989

May 1989, article on "A History of the John Deere Industrial Equipment Division" by Brian Alm, for Green Magazine had the acquisition of Lindeman, which gave Deere entry into the crawler field.


September - October 1992, A Goodbye to Jesse


Good Fruit Grower - Lindeman's 1940 crawler makes BIG TRACKS at equipment show


January 1993

January - February 1993 - In the winter of 1992, shortly after Jesse passed away Jack Cherry and Dave Trumbauer from the Two-Cylinder Magazine, came to Yakima and gathered information for a complete Magazine dedicated to Jesse, his brothers and their crawlers.


Northwest Rotary Tiller





Northwest Rotary Tiller

Northwest Outrigger

1993, History of the John Deere Tractors by Randy Leffingwell



March 1998, A brief history of the JD crawlers by J.R. Hobbs



March 1999, Vacation pays off.. Crawler discovered during Hawaii trip, by Tod (writer), Ann (typist), Duane and Laurie Poach Monticello, MN



June 1999, A retired nuclear engineer and John Deer tractors. by Frank Busch Morgan Hill, CA



September 1999, “BO” Lindeman Crawler toy has fine features, also flaws. by Bill Proft



December 2000 Booklet helps explain John Deere part numbers. by Greg Stephen


December 2001, Has anyone seen this hitch? by Alan A. Wheel



March 2003, Parts Transfer List provides info from Deere’s past. by Greg Stephen


November 2003

November 2003, Farm Collector "Long Live Lindeman" by Jason B. Harmon an article on Terry Wachtman and his "BO" Lindeman Crawler.


January 2004, Model “M” It’s featured Quik-Tach system, plus new comforts for operator. by Richard Hain

February 2004

February 2004, "Preserving the past, one piece at a time", Bob Smythe's story about the reproduction of a "DI" Lindeman Crawler.


June 2005

June 2005, "Story of a BI" How the BI Lindeman was found and restored to its glory day of demoing for the Military them where it went until it was restored by Bob Smythe. It is now in the personal collection of Darold Sindt in Keystone, IA.



September 2005, Who is Charles Deere Wiman ?



May - June 2007, Model "B"


November 2007

November 2007, "One Owner's Story" Tractor & Machinery, martin Shelley talks to Gina Harvey about his rare JD Lindeman BO.



November 2007, "Electrified" in the Antique Power and again in the Antique Power's "Best of John Deere", Ray Hoffman's interview with Bill Pride on how and why he electrified his Lindeman.



July - August 2008, John Deere Orchard Tractor



December 2008, Romantic Weekend by Howard Yoder



May - June 2009, John Deere Two-Cylinder Crawler Tractors



Jesse was very proud that his company was mentioned in this magazine.



Warren's Story "Mister John Deere", Roger Hamlin's visit with Warren Startford on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand.



The Plowshare
News for the John Deere Collectors



A very Special Lindeman Crawler



A History Book written by the great grandson of Joe Lindeman


October 2010, A trip through the Wico "C" magneto. by Ron and Joanne O'Neill



Lindeman Wrenches




Were the tractors as cheep as you thought back then, compare it's price then and in 2007. by Cass Flagg and Hyler Bracey Taylorsville, GA



Restoration Basics of a Magneto by Dan Brotzman in 1995




Paper work to buy a Lindeman Crawler in 1945.


GPO Prototype002b

The First John Deere GPO,
built by the Lindeman Brothers in 1929.
 

BO Spec. Sheet - Note the only differences between the two other then the photo is the track pads went from 10" std. to 12" std.



BO Spec. Sheet - Note the only differences between the two other then the photo is the track pads went from 10" std. to 12" std.



Advertising the old way before the Internet.



A Crawler ad from 1945 used by the local tractor club to advertise their Show.

A Crawler ad from 1945 used by the local tractor club to advertise their Show.

LPE Co. Extension Disc used to disc under the large limbs in the orchards.



LPE CO. Beet Loader used to load beet in the field.



LPE Co. Beet Loader used to load beets in the field.



LPE Co. Brush Rake used to clean the orchard after pruning.



LPE Co. Ditcher used to make ditches in the orchard.



LPE Co. Transplanter is used to plant crops that have been started in Green Houses.



LPE Co. Two Way Plow



LPE Co. Two Way Plow



LPE Co. Stationary Hop Picker used to pick the hops to make beer.



LPE Co. Sprayer used to spraying the trees for bugs.



LPE Co. Orchard Sprayers used to control bugs.



LPE Co. Orchard Trailer for moving fruit out of the orchards.



LPE Co. Subsoiler used to break up the ground.



John Deere Mower



JD Mower



Yakima Hitch AGB-2000



Yakima Hitch No. 2100



JD-L Transplanter for transplanting plants started in a green house.



JD Tool Carrier MC-1000



JD Tool Carrier 1100



LandShaper 290 & 310



Landshaper



Auto-Bagger for bagging potatoes and onions.


NW Fruit Handling Equip.



NW Fruit Handling Equip.



NW Fruit Handling Equip.



NW Fruit Handling Equip.



NW Fruit Handling Equip.



NWE Co. Fruit handling equipment from sizers to sorting tables.



NW Fruit Handling Equip.



NWE Co. Tiller used for preparing the ground for planting.



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW Tiller



NW PTO



NW Hitch



NW Outrigger



NWE Co. Outrigger is used to till weeds close to tree trunks.



NWE Co. Bin Trailer used to move bins of fruit from the orchard to the warehouse for packing.



NW Weeder



NW Beet Weeder



NWE Co. Rotary Weeder is used for eliminating the weeds from a beet filed.



NWE Co.



NWE Co. Tiller is used to prepare the ground for planting.



NWE Co. was the dealer for the U-T Fork Lift.

The reason this is here is
because the U-T was built by
Michigan Orchard Supply
using the Edwards forklift.
Curtis Edwards was the
head engineer at LPE Co.
before JD bought them and
he didn't stay and went on
his own starting Edwards
Equip. Co.

LX Co.Three Point Hitches, Power Take-Offs for Caterpillar and John Deere.



Lindex Hitch



Lindex Hitch



 

First and only BO Lindeman Crawler Owners Manual (Oil Bath Clutches)



Lindeman Hydraulic Tool Bar Owner Installation



Crawler Parts Price List -- Pre - 1947



"BR" - "BO" Lindeman (Engine) Operator's Manual



"D" - "GP" & "E" Service Manual (Thanks to Green Magazine)




Lubrication Instructions was sent with each crawler and was incorporated into the parts book once it was ready.


Lindeman Two-Way Plow printed by Northwest Equip. Co.



Lindeman Two-Way Plow manual printed by Ferguson.



BO Illustrated Parts Book.



Hydraulic Operators and Parts Manual.



Thy's Hop Picker



John Deere - Lindeman LS 200 Landplane



John Deere - Lindeman LS 400 Landplane



John Deere Lindeman Land Plane Model No. 290 & No. 310



John Deere - Lindeman Corrugator CZ - 100



John Deere - Lindeman Transplanter



Yakima Hitch ABG-1000 second version.



Yakima Hitch ABG - 2000



Yakima Hitch No. 2100



John Deere - Lindeman Tool Carrier Y1000



 
LPE Co. = Lindeman Power Equipment Co.   NWE Co. = Northwest Equipment Co.   LX Co. = Lindex Co.  JD-L = John Deere-Lindeman