John Deere G Unstyled

John Deere G Unstyled tractor photo
1937 - 1953
Model year
Two-Cylinder Letter Series
Row-Crop tractor
Manufacturer:John Deere
Type:Row-Crop tractor
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built:10,684 (Unstyled)
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.
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
power test details ...
John Deere G Engine
John Deere 6.8L 2-cyl all fuel
Fuel tank:17 gal
64.3 L
Aux. fuel:1.5 gal
5.7 L
Engine details ...
Chassis:4x2 2WD
Cab:Open operator station.
Transmission:4-speed gear
Transmission details ...
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
Full dimensions and tires ...
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.
photo of G serial number

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)
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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