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High School Senior Picks Up Prom Date In John Deere Tractor


LawnSite Bronze Member
O'Fallon, Mo.
Forget taking a limousine to the prom. One high school senior drove his date in a 1992 green John Deere 8760 tractor.

"A few people made bets with me that I wouldn't do it," said Levi Rue, a senior at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School. "I guess I won them."Advertisement

Rue suggested the idea to his date, Alissa Bachmeier, last Thursday, two days before the prom. She wasn't sure, worried about her dress getting dirty.

But after Rue showed her pictures of the tractor and promised to make sure it was immaculate, Bachmeier agreed. "I cleaned it up pretty good," he said.

Bachmeier wore a lime green prom dress that nearly matched the tractor.

Rue said they drove around town and to his grandmother's house to show her the unusual chariot.

"We got quite a few people who stopped and looked and stared and waved," he said.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Thats sweet! A kid took a JD 455 to the prom a couple years ago here..


LawnSite Bronze Member
Lancaster, MA
That is awsome. I should have thought of that.


LawnSite Fanatic
Flint, Michigan
As long as she wasn't some "knappy headed back-hoe" ! :p :laugh:


LawnSite Silver Member
A few years ago a kid picked up his prom date in a Cat #12 grader. 50s model that he and his dad restored. It looked sharp!

I joked about picking up my date with a 4020 John Deere.

J&R Landscaping

LawnSite Fanatic
Bensalem, PA
A school district around here has a prom tradition where students pick up there dates and go to the from in odd ball veichles!


LawnSite Member
Back a few years ago quite a few guys drove their tractors to the last day of classes. Took up quite a bit more room in the parking lot than normal.