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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 Engines:

       John Deere 6.8L 2-cyl diesel
       John Deere 0.4L 2-cyl gasoline
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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

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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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