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John Deere BN

John Deere BN tractor photo
1935 - 1946   Two-Cylinder Letter Series
Model years
Row-Crop tractor

The John Deere BN (B-Narrow) was designed for use in row crops with narrow spacing. The BN was equipped with a single front wheel for work in crop rows as narrow as 12 inches. The BN was also available in a high-clearance option, the BNH, with higher clearance and wide rear tread options.


Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built:1001 (BN - unstyled)
 65 (BNH - unstyled)


B:tricycle front axle
BR:fixed front axle
BN:narrow row-crop
BNH:high-clearance BN
BI:industrial tractor

John Deere BN Engine:

   John Deere 2.4L 2-cyl all fuel
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Fuel:12 gal [45.4 L]
Aux. fuel:1 gal [3.8 L]

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:transmission
Rear RPM:540

Dimensions & Tires:

Front tire:7.50x10
Rear tire:7.50x36
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BN Serial Numbers:

Location:The left side of the transmission case, under the governor.
photo of BN serial number

1935: 1000
1936: 12012
1937: 27389
1938: 46175
1939: 60000
1940: 81600
1941: 96000
1942: 126345
1943: 143420
1944: 152862
1945: 173179
1946: 183673
1947: 199744
1948: 216055
1949: 237346
1950: 258205
1951: 276557
1952: 299175
Final: 310772

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John Deere BN Power:

Drawbar (claimed):12 hp [8.9 kW]
Belt (claimed):16 hp [11.9 kW]


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

Belt Pulley:

Diameter:9.6875 inches [24 cm]
Width:7.25 inches [18 cm]
Speed:3110 ft/min [947.93 meters/min]



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