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John Deere G

John Deere G tractor photo
1937 - 1953   Two-Cylinder Letter Series
Row-Crop tractor
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From 1942 to 1947 the G was produced as the John Deere model GM ("G Modernized"). The GM designation was created to receive government approval for a war-time price increase. After 1947, the model name was reverted back to the model G.
 

Production:

Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built:64,000
 8,764 (GM)
Original price (USD)
   $2,600 (1953 )
 

Variants:

GM:Wartime tractor
GN:single-front
GW:wide-front
GH:high-crop
 

John Deere G Engine:

   John Deere 6.8L 2-cyl all fuel
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Capacity:

Fuel:17 gal [64.3 L]
Aux. fuel:1.5 gal [5.7 L]
Hydraulic system:1.25 gal [4.7 L]
 

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear RPM:540*A 1.75 inch six-spline shaft was used until 1950, tractor serial number 43401. A standard 1.375 inch shaft was used thereafter.
 

Dimensions & Tires:

Weight:5300 to 7442 pounds
Front tire:24x5
Rear tire:51.5x7
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G Serial Numbers:

Location:Left side by flywheel on early tractors. Right side above pully on late models.
photo of G serial number

1938: 1000 (G)
1939: 7734 (G)
1940: 9321 (G)
1941: 10489 (G)
1942: 11561 (G)
1942: 13000 (GM)
1943: 13418 (GM)
1944: None
1945: 13748 (GM)
1946: 15780 (GM)
1947: 18553 (GM)
Final: 22112 (GM)
1947: 23000 (G)
1948: 25235 (G)
1949: 32457 (G)
1950: 39161 (G)
1951: 46809 (G)
1952: 53479 (G)
1953: 63138 (G)
Final: 64530 (G)

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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):34.49 hp [25.7 kW]
Belt (tested):38.10 hp [28.4 kW]
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Mechanical:

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

Hydraulics:

Type:open center
Capacity:1.25 gal [4.7 L]
 

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