A Challenging Project:

General GG Tractor Restoration

Excerpt from Farm Collector.com

Iowa youth’s first tractor restoration, a General GG starts as a puzzling basket case.

While a seventh grader in Marion, Iowa, Cameron Luedtke built his own tractor. That wasn’t what he called his 4-H project, nor how he thought about it at the time. But as it turned out, that’s what he did.

“My father (Kurt Luedtke) bought this tractor at an auction in 1996,” says Cameron, now 19. “He was going to restore it, but never got around to it because he got too busy. He took it apart and put it in a box, but that was as far as it got.”

In 2002, Cameron figured he might be able to restore the farm tractor as a 4-H project. “That’s how I got started on it,” he says. And that’s when the learning process began.