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    John Deere B

    John Deere B tractor photo
    1935 - 1952   Two-Cylinder Letter Series
    Model years
    Row-Crop tractor

    In June of 1938, production began on the new "styled" John Deere model B for the 1939 model year. This upgraded B featured a larger engine and new sheet metal.


    Manufacturer:John Deere
    Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
    Total built:136,863 (early-styled B)

    John Deere B Engine:

       John Deere 2.9L 2-cyl all fuel
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    Fuel:12 gal [45.4 L]
    Aux. fuel:2 gal [7.6 L]

    Rear Hitch:

    Type:Power Lift (optional)

    Power Take-off (PTO):

    Rear PTO:transmission
    Rear RPM:540 (1.375)

    Dimensions & Tires:

    Wheelbase:85 inches [215 cm]
    BNH Wheelbase:85.875 inches [218 cm]
    BW Wheelbase:91.375 inches [232 cm]
    BWH Wheelbase:91.5 inches [232 cm]
    Weight:2898 to 4500 pounds
    Front tire:5.00-16
    Rear tire:7.50-36
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    B Serial Numbers:

    Location:Right side of the transmission case, on top, under the magneto.
    1939: 60000
    1940: 78526
    1941: 96000
    1942: 118721
    1943: 136315
    1944: 149219
    1945: 166880
    1946: 179788
    1947: 190678
    Final: 200247

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    John Deere B Power:

    Drawbar (claimed):25 hp [18.6 kW]
    Belt (claimed):28 hp [20.9 kW]
    Plows:2 (14-inch)
    Drawbar (tested):18.26 hp [13.6 kW]
    Belt (tested):20.52 hp [15.3 kW]
    power test details ...


    Chassis:4x2 2WD
    Brakes:differential mechanical expanding shoe
    Cab:Open operator station with pressed steel seat.



    Belt Pulley:

    Diameter:10.625 inches [26 cm]
    Width:6.2 inches [15 cm]
    Speed:3,200 ft/min [975.36 meters/min]


    Charging system:generator



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