William Munyon of Momence collects tractors. To date, he has more than 100 of them with models dating back to 1919. His favorite, though, is the John Deere two-cylinder G model, of which he has six.
“That model was the finest tractor I ever ran,” says the retired grain and beef cattle farmer.
In 1994, he found yet another of his beloved G-John Deeres, but it needed major engine work. He instead decided to give the tractor a fresh coat of paint and, with the help of a crane, placed it atop his silo, where it’s stood since.
“I just thought the silo seemed a good place to store the tractor,” Munyon says. “It’s a good conversation piece.”