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    John Deere GP

    John Deere GP tractor photo
    1928 - 1935   Two-Cylinder Letter Series
    Row-Crop tractor
    Previous model:John Deere C





    The GP was originally designated the Model C, the name was changed due to a similarity to the existing D, plus the "General Purpose" name was a marketing ploy to keep in line with International's new "Farmall". The GP was designed as a row crop tractor, with the fixed front axle straddling three rows. Several versions of the GP were made. The "wide tread" GPWT has a 76-inch rear axle and a tricycle front. The GP-P was a modified GPWT with a 68-inch rear axle, for use in potato fields. The GPO was lowered and had fenders for orchard work. Twenty-four GPO tractors were converted into crawlers by Lindeman.
     

    Production:

    Manufacturer:John Deere
    Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
    Total built:30,535 (GP)
     5,103 (GPWT)
     717 (GPO)
    Original price (USD):$1,200 (1935)
     

    Variants:

    GPWT:wide-tread
    GPO:orchard
    GP-P:potato
     

    John Deere GP Engines:

       John Deere 5.1L 2-cyl kerosene
       John Deere 5.6L 2-cyl kerosene
    full engine details ...
     

    Capacity:

    Fuel:16 gal [60.6 L]
    Aux. fuel:2 gal [7.6 L]
     

    Dimensions & Tires:

    Weight:3,600 lbs [1632 kg]
    Front tire:24x6
    Rear tire:42.75x10
    full dimensions and tires ...
     

    GP Serial Numbers:

    Location:Below gear shift lever
    photo of GP serial number

    1928: 200211
    1929: 201336
    1930: 212038
    1931: 223803
    1932: 228666
    1933: 229051
    1934: 229216
    1935: 230514
    Final: 230745
    1931: 15000 (GP-O)
    1932: 15226 (GP-O)
    1933: 15387 (GP-O)
    1934: 15412 (GP-O)
    1935: 15589 (GP-O)
    Final: 15732 (GP-O)
    1930: 5000-5202 (GP-P)

    how to read serial numbers...

     

    John Deere GP Power:

    Drawbar (claimed):10 hp [7.5 kW]
    Belt (claimed):20 hp [14.9 kW]
    Plows:2 (14-inch)
    Drawbar (tested):18.86 hp [14.1 kW]
    Belt (tested):25.36 hp [18.9 kW]
    power test details ...
     

    Mechanical:

    Chassis:4x2 2WD
    Steering:manual
    Cab:Open operator station.
     

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