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John Deere R

John Deere R tractor photo
1949 - 1954   Two-Cylinder Letter Series
Standard-tread tractor
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The model R was John Deere's first diesel tractor. The R was the first John Deere tractor with a live PTO, which used a separate clutch.
 

Production:

Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built:21,293
Original price (USD):$3650 (1954)
 

John Deere R Engine:

   John Deere 6.8L 2-cyl diesel
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Capacity:

Fuel:22 gal [83.3 L]
Aux. fuel:1 gal [3.8 L]
 

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:live
Rear RPM:540
 

Dimensions & Tires:

Wheelbase:85.5 inches [217 cm]
Weight:7400 to 7603 pounds
Front tire:7.50-18
Rear tire:14-34
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R Serial Numbers:

Location:Right side of tractor above belt pulley.
photo of R serial number

1949: 1000
1950: 3541
1951: 6505
1952: 10745
1953: 15720
1954: 19485
Final: 22293

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John Deere R Power:

Drawbar (claimed):35 hp [26.1 kW]
Belt (claimed):43 hp [32.1 kW]
Plows:4 (14-inch)
Drawbar (tested):43.15 hp [32.2 kW]
Belt (tested):48.58 hp [36.2 kW]
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Mechanical:

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

Electrical:

Ground:positive
 

Battery:

Number:1
Volts:6
 

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