Rough & Tumble Engineers
Kinzers, Pennsylvania


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2019 Raffel Winners!

1st prize; 1950 John Deere Model G Tractor -- Donna Walter; Upperco, MD

2nd prize; $200 -- Robert Gregory; Java, VA

3rd prize; $100 -- Jim Weaver; Lancaster, PA

4th prize; $50 -- Darryl Zimmerman; Lititz, PA

5th prize; $25 -- Brian Hicks; Unionville, PA

Raffel Winners 2018!

520 John Deere Tractor – Greg Buchala
$200 cash – Jimmy Yerian
$100 cash – David Dehart 
$50 cash – Tom Jackson
$25 cash – Greg Curtis

 Andrew Rose winner of  the drawing on his new tractor!

Thank you for another great John Deere Days 2017! 
This year's raffle winners:
1st Place: Andrew Rose
2nd Place: Joseph Buss
3rd Place: Alvin Sipe
4th Place: Dan Nippert
5th Place: Richard Mosier

Waterloo Boys at the PA Farm Show January 2018. The Waterloo Boys membership application is available here.  The Waterloo Boy’s of SE PA link to their club is here.



The Waterloo Boys will Raffle off a John Deere Model H Tractor for 2017. It is a 1941 John Deere  S/N 31201.   The flyer for the Raffle is available here.










Make: John Deere
Model: H
Year: 1941
Serial Number: 31201
Price New (in 1947): $650
Engine: Gasoline
Horsepower: 12.48 (Drawbar) / 14.84 (PTO/Belt)
Engine Displacement: 3.56"x5.00" - 99.7 C.I 
Engine Rated RPM: 1,400
Rear Wheels: 8.0x32
Front Wheels: 4.00x15
Tractor Length: 119.3 (inches)
Tractor Height: 52.0 (inches)
Tractor Weight: 2,080 (pounds)
Transmission: 3 Forward Speeds / 1 Reverse Speed
Steering: Manual
Electric Start
This John Deere 1941 Model H has been checked over front to back, side to side, by our club to ensure excellent condition.  Serviced items include but not limited Waterloo Boys tradition In keeping with the to: brakes, battery, exhaust, gaskets, and fuel system.  Tractor tin was repaired and painted by
Raffle tickets are $1.00 each OR $5.00 for 6.  Tickets may be purchased at any Waterloo Boy event, in person from George H. and Ted C., or by writing to Waterloo Boys C/O Ralph Curtiss 152 Hipkins Road West Grove, PA 19390


The 2016 John Deere Raffle winners are:

5th -- Steve Sheidm

4th -- Daniel Shirk

3rd -- Glenn Smale 

2nd -- James Conley

1st -- Darren Brennon 

Winners call George Harris.


The Winner of the John Deere 520 Tractor is  Mark Pennington from Clayton, De.

It's been 25 years since a group of enthusiasts sat down and established the Waterloo Boys of Southeastern Pennsylvania. To commemorate this silver anniversary, the Waterloo Boys are offering a 1:64 scale model truck. The truck features the Waterloo Boy tractor and the Model D (the first tractor to wear the John Deere name badge). The Waterloo Boy picture is the actual tractor owned and restored by the club and the Model D is owned by a club member. Trucks are manufactured 100% in the US by Penjoy and cost $56.60 (+ 6% sales tax for PA residents).  For more information or an order form, please contact Jesse Knaub at [email protected] or download the order form here.


The Waterloo Boys Club of Southeastern PA has a huge collection of vintage John Deere tractors. You can see all these tractors close up and pulling sleds at the annual John Deere Show held July 24th and 25th at Rough and Tumble.

The new Website is available here.

Facebook link to Waterloo Boys of SE PA is here.

The Waterloo Boys will Raffle off a John Deere Model 430 Tractor for 2016. It is a 1959 John Deere 430W S/N 143179.   The flyer for the Raffle is available here.














About Our Club

[Waterloo Boy] The Waterloo Boys of Southeast Pennsylvania, is a non-profit, chartered club dedicated to the preservation, historical education and usage of pre 1965 John Deere farm equipment. Deeply rooted in the richness of our rural heritage, the organization consists of over 200 active members and their families. In November 1990 The Waterloo Boys of Southeast Pennsylvania official received charter status. Thirty Five people sitting around a table at Rough and Tumble Engineers drew up a charter setting the ground work for this outstanding club.
Throughout the past 12 years our club has managed to purchase a 1920 "California  Clarifier"  Waterloo Boy Tractor and tents for our shows, training equipment and materials for educational seminars along with 14 John Deere antique tractors that were restored and raffled off.
[Plow Days] Members and their families enjoy club functions including a Spring Banquet and Auction, Plow Days, Summer John Deere Show, Summer Picnic, and Christmas Banquet. More recently The Waterloo Boy Club has appeared at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show. Our mission there is to educate the public on the richness of our rural farm heritage and the role our antique farm equipment has played in the past .
[WB Show and parade] The Waterloo Boy Club publishes a member subscribed monthly newsletter consisting of club event calendar, board/membership meeting minutes, classified section (free advertisement to members), and articles of interest to all readers


Our members are cordial, always willing to pull up a chair and discuss their trade share their many talents with you. Home to Waterloo Boys of Southeast Pennsylvania is Rough & Tumble Engineers Museum grounds, (U.S Route 30)   Kinzers, PA. 17535.  The club meets and holds several of its annual events. Come and visit us at our meeting, held the first Monday of every month or at summer show the 4th Saturday of July. 



7/26/14 The winners of the Waterloo Boys Raffle are as follows.

1st Prize 1960 John Deere 430S tractor – William Johnson, Quarryville, PA

2nd Prize $200 Cash –  Ronald Matthew, Pittstown, NJ

3rd Prize $100 Cash – Jim Kallatch, Pennsburg, PA

4th Prize $50 Cash – Gerald Kreider, Quarryville, PA

5th Prize $25 Cash – Tom Eaglehaupt, Quincy, OH


07/28/13      2013 Waterloo Boys Raffle Tractor winners

1959 John Deere 530 Tractor winner Kevin Groff Quarryville, Pa.

 $200 winner Bill Ailar  Brookville, Ohio

  $100 winner George Oaohler  Somerset, Pa.

   $50  winner  Logan Wolf  Oxford, Pa.

   $25  winner  Shirley Feeney  North East, Md.




                      Winner Kevin Groff poses with friend and neighbor Wayne Foose.


                               After one (1) year and countless miles, the 2013 John Deere 530 Raffle Tractor has a home.


Archive Info

Reminder - Waterloo Boys Spring Banquet and Auction - Payment must be made by February 22 for the March 5, 2011 banquet at the Bareville Fire Company, 211 E. Main St., Leola, PA 17540. The fee for adults is $16 each, and for children 6-12 the fee is $8 each. Please send your name, address and phone number along with your check made out to "Waterloo Boys Spring Banquet" to
   Waterloo Boys
   c/o Ralph Curtis
   152 Hipkins Rd.
   West Grove, PA 19390
Have questions? Call Ralph at 610-345-0374.
Spring Auction Items Wanted - Items are needed for the annual Spring Banquet Auction on March 5th (see above entry). The donated items do not need to be John Deere tractor parts or related items, however they would be greatly appreciated. Books, Easter baskets, toys, flowers, etc. are also welcome. Help keep our auctioneer busy. If you want to donate something but are not attending the banquet, arrangements can be made to pick up any item. Phone Irvin Martin, 717-656-6602.
2011 Raffle Tractor - The 1959 John Deere Model 530 Raffle Tractor is described here along with raffle ticket ordering information. Ticket's may also be purchased at all Waterloo Boy and Rough and Tumble events.
Waterloo Boys 2010 John Deere Raffle Results (from John Sitch)

1. John Deere 430T    George Pimental    Bethlehm, PA.
2. $200.00 Robert Piper Latrobe, PA.
3. $100.00 Tim Wolfe Oxford, PA.
4. $ 50.00 Bill Boyd Millville, NJ.
5 $ 25.00 Larry Dickerson New Haven, KY.

Waterloo Boys' 2009 Raffle Results (from John Sitch) -
Saturday's raffle drawing at the 2009 John Deere Show -

John Deere Model M went to: Larry Utter, Cherry Valley, NY.
$200.00 went to: Vladimir Vachtchilko, Herndon, VA.
$100.00 went to: Barb Xavier, Parish, NY.
$50.00 went to: Dick Devaney, Malvern, PA.
$25.00 went to: Jeff Swartzentuba, Paradise, PA.

[2008 JD Raffle Winner] Waterloo Boys 2008 Raffle Winners -
Valerie Smeltz of Mertztown, PA was the winner of the 1948 John Deere Model G. Valerie is shown here with her family and Harvey Bashore, who presented her with the raffle tractor after the drawing on October 11 at the Time of Harvest Show.
Other winners were -
2nd Prize $200 - Jack Etter, Middletown, Pa.
3rd Prize $100 - Dylan Boyer, New Bethlehem, Pa.
4th Prize $50 - Shane Kreamer, Beavertown, Pa.
5th Prize $25 - Ken Travers, Churchville, Md.
Dave Moore  (from John Sitch)
Long time Waterloo Boy and Rough and Tumble member Dave Moore passed away at home May 27, 2008 at age 78. A photo and Dave's obituary have been posted here.
[2007 Raffle tractor winner] Waterloo Boys Award JD 520 to Winner - Donna Bucker and her husband, from Mount Pleasant Mills, PA, accept her 1956 John Deere Model 520 awarded by the Waterloo Boys for first prize in the club's 2007 raffle.
Other prize winners were:
2nd Prize Pedal Tractor - Thomas Cook, Butler, PA
3rd Prize JD Jacket - Joseph Neuman, Jr., Lincoln Univ
4th Prize Model Tractor - Dave Quigley, Harrisburg, PA
5th Prize Belt Buckle - Jason Burr, Higganum, Ct.
New Waterloo Boys Club Building - The Waterloo Boys Two Cylinder Club of SE PA has completed construction of its new building, just east of the Rumely Building. This building will be open for the Waterloo Boys' show July 20 and 21 and will be dedicated Sunday July 22 during the club's summer picnic.