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John Deere Dain AWD

John Deere Dain AWD tractor photo
1918 - 1919
Standard-tread tractor





The All-Wheel Drive was the first tractor produced for sale by Deere & Company with the John Deere name. As early as 1910, Deere was listing other tractors for sale in certain markets, including the Big Four "30" and the Twin City Model 40. In 1914, Deere & Company directed Joseph Dain Sr. to to design and produce a tractor for the company, the AWD is sometimes referred to as the "Dain Tractor". The first prototype was ready in 1915 and began testing with a Waukesha engine. In general, the tractor was a success but it was underpowered. In 1917, a McVicker engine replaced the Waukesha and the tractor was ready for production. Deere ordered 100 tractors be produced at the end of 1917. By the time that the final tractors were built in 1919, Deere & Company had purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Tractor Company. Although the AWD had several features that were ahead of its time, including a shift-on-the-move transmission, it was twice as expensive as the Waterloo Boy so production was stopped.
 

Production:

Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:East Moline, Illinois, USA
Total built:100
Original price (USD)
   $1,700 (1919 )
 

John Deere AWD Engine:

   McVicker 6.3L 4-cyl all fuel
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Capacity:

Fuel:21 gal [79.5 L]
 

Dimensions & Tires:

Weight:4,600 lbs [2086 kg]
Front tire:36x8
Rear tire:40x20
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AWD Serial Numbers:

1918: 191800
Final: 191899

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John Deere AWD Power:

Drawbar (claimed):12 hp [8.9 kW]
Belt (claimed):24 hp [17.9 kW]
Plows:3 (14-inch)
 

Mechanical:

Chassis:3x3 3WD
Cab:Open operator station.
 

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