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John Deere G Unstyled

John Deere G Unstyled tractor photo
1937 - 1953   Two-Cylinder Letter Series
Model years
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The first 3,250 John Deere model G tractors (serial number 1000 through 4250) are known as "low radiator" Gs. Overheating issues resulted in a production change to a larger radiator beginning with serial number 4251. Many of the original tractors were refitted with the new radiator.


Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built:10,684 (Unstyled)

John Deere G Engine:

   John Deere 6.8L 2-cyl all fuel
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Fuel:17 gal [64.3 L]
Aux. fuel:1.5 gal [5.7 L]

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:transmission
Rear RPM:540 (1.75)

Dimensions & Tires:

Weight:5000 lbs [2268 kg]
Front tire:24x5
Rear tire:51.5x7
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G Serial Numbers:

Location:Serial number plate on the left side of the unstyled John Deere G, near the flywheel. Plate on the right side above pulley on the styled G.
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1938: 1000 (G Unstyled)
1939: 7734 (G Unstyled)
1940: 9321 (G Unstyled)
1941: 10489 (G Unstyled)
1942: 11561 (G Unstyled)
1942: 13000 (GM)
1943: 13418 (GM)
1944: None
1945: 13748 (GM)
1946: 15780 (GM)
1947: 18553 (GM)
Final: 22112 (GM)
1947: 23000 (G Early Styled)
1948: 25235 (G Early Styled)
1948: 26000 (G Late Styled)
1949: 32457 (G Late Styled)
1950: 39161 (G Late Styled)
1951: 46809 (G Late Styled)
1952: 53479 (G Late Styled)
1953: 63138 (G Late Styled)

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John Deere G Power:

Drawbar (claimed):20.70 hp [15.4 kW]
Belt (claimed):31.44 hp [23.4 kW]
Plows:3 (14-inch)
Drawbar (tested):27.63 hp [20.6 kW]
Belt (tested):35.91 hp [26.8 kW]
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Chassis:4x2 2WD
Cab:Open operator station.

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