Waterloo Boy R

Waterloo Boy R tractor photo
1914 - 1917
Standard-tread tractor
Series map:
ManufacturerWaterloo Boy
Standard-tread tractor
Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built9,310
Original price was $850 in 1917
There are thirteen recorded variations of the Waterloo Boy model R (not including the California Specials) designated by a letter suffix, from RA to RM. Round-spoke rear wheels were replaced with flat-spoke on the RG, serial number 1511. The fuel tank changed from vertical to horizontal at serial number 4089 (RJ).
California Specialsingle front wheel
Waterloo Boy R Engines
Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company 5.4L 2-cyl kerosene
Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company 6.5L 2-cyl kerosene
Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company 7.6L 2-cyl kerosene
Fuel tank20 gal
75.7 L
Aux. fuel1 gal
3.8 L
Engine details ...
Waterloo Boy R Power
Drawbar (claimed)12 hp
8.9 kW
Belt (claimed)25 hp
18.6 kW
Plows3 (14-inch)
Two-wheel drive
Steeringmanual chain and capstan
Manual brakes
Open operator station with steel pan seat
Dimensions & Tires
Weight6200 lbs
2812 kg
Front tire28
Rear tire52
Full dimensions and tires ...
R Serial Numbers

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R Serial Location
Waterloo Boy R serial number location
Right side of engine, near starting crank
R references literature
The John Deere Unstyled Letter Series by J.R. Hobbs
Tractors 1918-1976 published by John Deere
Waterloo Boy One Man Tractor published in 1917
Waterloo Boy One Man Tractor published in 1914
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Updated on April 5, 2022
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