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    John Deere AR

    John Deere AR tractor photo
    1937 - 1953
    Model years
    Orchard/Vineyard 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

    how to read serial numbers...


    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]
    power test details ...


    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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