It's an agricultural icon, a behemoth that ranks up there with the horse. In fact, it's a piece of machinery that replaced the horse.
That would be the John Deere BN tractor, built in the early to mid-1940s.
And now you can be the proud owner of one designed in 1946, bought in Fresno three weeks ago, then restored for auction at the Orange County Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction on Sunday between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. at Lot No. 617.2.
The money raised from the sale will go to Centennial Farm Foundation, a youth-oriented educational arm that anchors the fairgrounds in the form of the Millennium Barn — a popular destination to some 50,000 school children a year with all its farm animal pigs, chickens, cattle and goats.
The tractor, one of 2,840 built between 1941-1947, has that shiny yellow and green coat of paint that has become a symbol of America's heartland.