There were many, MANY different shades of green over the years as John Deere bought their paint from different vendors, and formulas changed from manufacturer to manufacturer, and changed AGAIN to eliminate lead pigments. It is commonly accepted that the color on the older two cylinder tractors was different from the "Agricultural Green" that is used presently. This didn't happen on PURPOSE; different pigments are different chemicals and they would oxidize differently over the years. So, you see, there never really was ONE "correct" color for the older tractors. The John Deere "Ag Green" is merely the latest version of the color, that has been pretty well "standardized" in recent years. "Classic Green" is actually a NEW color, and it is my feeling that it was designed to try to duplicate the "patina" or at least resemble the slightly faded look of the older colors.. However, even "professional collectors" seem willing to accept EITHER color and also any number similar colors from third party paint vendors. |
It is only the members of the "correct police" who are picky about the exact color. And the fact that even the "correct police" cannot agree, only serves to prove that there IS no absolutely correct color. It's YOUR tractor... Pick the green that YOU like best!!