John Deere H


John Deere H tractor photo
1939 - 1947
Two-Cylinder Letter Series
Row-Crop tractor
Production
ManufacturerJohn Deere
Row-Crop tractor
Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built58,584 (total)
 978 (HN)
 133 (HWH)
 31 (HNH)
Original price was $650 in 1947
John Deere H Engine
John Deere 1.6L 2-cyl kerosene
Fuel tank7.5 gal
28.4 L
Aux. fuel0.875 gal
3.3 L
Engine details ...
John Deere H Power
Drawbar (claimed)12 hp
8.9 kW
Belt (claimed)14 hp
10.4 kW
Plows1 (16-inch)
Drawbar (tested)12.48 hp
9.3 kW
Belt (tested)14.84 hp
11.1 kW
Performance test details ...
Mechanical
Two-wheel drive
Manual steering
Open operator station.
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTOtransmission
Rear PTO Type540 (1.375)
Engine RPM546@1400
Dimensions & Tires
Wheelbase76 inches
193 cm
Weight2080 lbs
943 kg
Front tire4.00-15
Rear tire7.50-32
Full dimensions and tires ...
H Serial Number Location
John Deere H serial number location
Left side near flywheel until 1941. Then on right side in front of pulley. Production years shown.
H Serial Numbers
19391000
194010000
194120615
194235699
194344754
194445642
194547796
194653327
194758614
Final61116

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Belt Pulley
Diameter12.25 inches
31 cm
Width4.5 inches
11 cm
RPM700
Speed2245 ft/min
684.28 meters/min
Electrical
Groundpositive
Battery volts6
References
H references literature
The John Deere Styled "Letter" Series by J.R. Hobbs
Tractors 1918-1976 published by John Deere*
General-Purpose Tractors published in 1940, by John Deere
General Catalog published in 1940, by John Deere
Now- a Tractor that will Replace your Animal Power published in 1939, by John Deere
Operator's Manual Model "H" Series (OM-R2011R) published in 1939
*Publication contains known errors.
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