Chuck Yeager's tractor to be auctionedJohn Deere and General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager, USAF Retired, have joined forces to offer you the tractor Gen. Yeager used to tend his 50-acre ranch. Now through December 6th, John Deere will auction Gen. Yeager's 4700 Compact Tractor on eBay (http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/johndeere4700).
As you'd expect of something to do with General Yeager and John Deere, it's aimed at higher learning: All proceeds from the winning bid will go towards the Society of Yeager Scholars at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
This John Deere 4700 Compact Utility Tractor owned by General Yeager has fewer than 50 hours of operation and is in excellent condition . Signed by Yeager, it's a piece of Americana and a collector's item like no other. A Certificate of Authenticity, signed by General Yeager and a representative from John Deere Company, will be awarded with the tractor to the highest bidder.