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John Deere AR

John Deere AR tractor photo
1937 - 1953
Model years
Standard-tread tractor

The AR/AO was the "regular", or fixed-tread version of the model A. The AR was the fixed tread version for general use, the AO was the orchard version. From 1936 until 1941, an AI industrial model was also made.


Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
AR Total built:17,394
AO Total built:2,686
Original price (USD):$2,300 (1951)


AR:Standard front axle
AOS:narrow orchard
AW:Adjustable wide-front
AN:Single front wheel
AWH:High-crop, adjustable wide-front
ANH:High-crop, single-front wheel

John Deere AR Engines:

   John Deere 5.1L 2-cyl all fuel
   John Deere 5.3L 2-cyl all fuel
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Fuel:16 gal [60.6 L]
Aux. fuel:1 gal [3.8 L]
Hydraulic system:2.1 gal [7.9 L]

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:transmission
Rear RPM:540

Dimensions & Tires:

Weight:475 to 6350 pounds
Front tire:28x6
Rear tire:42.75x10
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AR Serial Numbers:

Location:Left side of frame, above flywheel
photo of AR serial number

1935: 250000
1936: 251486
1937: 253521
1938: 255416
1939: 256700
1940: 257647
1941: 260000
1942: 2611125
1943: 262157
1944: 262755
1945: 264198
1946: 265535
1947: 266643
1948: 268410
1949: 270131
Final: 271573

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John Deere AR Power:

Drawbar (claimed):18 hp [13.4 kW]
Belt (claimed):24 hp [17.9 kW]
Drawbar (tested):26.52 hp [19.8 kW]
Belt (tested):30.33 hp [22.6 kW]
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Chassis:4x2 2WD
Brakes:mechanical shoe
Cab:Open operator station with pressed steel seat.


Type:Powr-Trol*Optional after 1947
Capacity:2.1 gal [7.9 L]
Pump flow:8.9 gpm [33.7 lpm]

Belt Pulley:

Diameter:12.75 inches [32 cm]
Width:7.25 inches [18 cm]
Speed:3,270 ft/min [996.70 meters/min]





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