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    John Deere B

    John Deere B tractor photo
    1935 - 1952   Two-Cylinder Letter Series
    Model years
    Row-Crop tractor
    Series next:John Deere A





    The John Deere model B was introduced as a smaller tractor, to fill the needs of row-crop farmers that did not need a tractor as large as the A. It had a nearly 20-year production run, and the versions of the B can be broadly divided into three groups. The original B is often referred to as "unstyled", and includes all tractors built through 1938. In 1939, with tractor number 60000, began the "early styled" model B. In mid 1947, with tractor number 201000, began the "late styled" model B. Within the first year of production, tractors number 1000 through 3042 used a four-bolt front pedestal.
     

    Production:

    Manufacturer:John Deere
    Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
    Total built:55,670 (all unstyled)
     40,057 (short frame)
     15,613 (long frame)
     

    Variants:

    B:tricycle front axle
    BR:fixed front axle
    BO:Orchard
    BN:narrow row-crop
    BW:wide row-crop
    BI:industrial tractor
    BO Lindeman:crawler
     

    John Deere B Engine:

       John Deere 2.4L 2-cyl all fuel
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    Capacity:

    Fuel:12 gal [45.4 L]
    Aux. fuel:1 gal [3.8 L]
     

    Power Take-off (PTO):

    Rear PTO:transmission
    Rear RPM:540
     

    Dimensions & Tires:

    Weight:3,275 lbs [1485 kg]
    Front tire:22x3.25
    Rear tire:48x5.25
    full dimensions and tires ...
     

    B Serial Numbers:

    Location:The left side of the transmission case, under the governor.
    photo of B serial number

    1935: 1000
    1936: 12012
    1937: 27389
    1938: 46175
    1939: 60000
    1940: 81000
    1941: 96000
    1942: 118721
    1943: 136315
    1944: 149219
    1945: 167700
    1946: 179788
    1947: 191303
    1948: 209295
    1949: 230044
    1950: 253025
    1951: 275242
    1952: 293030
    Final: 310772

    how to read serial numbers...

     

    Links:

    John Deere Model B: information at RetiredTractors.com
     

    John Deere B Power:

    Drawbar (claimed):12 hp [8.9 kW]
    Belt (claimed):16 hp [11.9 kW]
    Plows:2 (10-inch)
    Drawbar (tested):11.80 hp [8.8 kW]
    Belt (tested):16.01 hp [11.9 kW]
    power test details ...
     

    Mechanical:

    Chassis:4x2 2WD
    Steering:manual
    Brakes:differential mechanical expanding shoe
    Cab:Open operator station with pressed steel seat.
     

    Belt Pulley:

    Diameter:9.6875 inches [24 cm]
    Width:7.25 inches [18 cm]
    RPM:1250
    Speed:3110 ft/min [947.93 meters/min]
     

    Electrical:

    Ground:positive
     

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