John Deere R


John Deere R tractor photo
1949 - 1954
Two-Cylinder Letter Series
Standard-tread tractor
Series:R
80
Production
Manufacturer:John Deere
Type:Standard-tread tractor
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built:21,293
Original price:$3650 (1954)
The model R was John Deere's first diesel tractor. The R was the first John Deere tractor with a live PTO, which used a separate clutch.
John Deere R Power
Drawbar (claimed):35 hp
26.1 kW
Belt (claimed):43 hp
32.1 kW
Plows:4 (14-inch)
Drawbar (tested):43.15 hp
32.2 kW
Belt (tested):48.58 hp
36.2 kW
power test details ...
John Deere R Engine
John Deere 6.8L 2-cyl diesel
Fuel tank:22 gal
83.3 L
Aux. fuel:1 gal
3.8 L
Engine details ...
Mechanical
Chassis:4x2 2WD
Steering:manual
Brakes:mechanical drum
Cab:Open operator station.
Transmission:5-speed gear
Transmission details ...
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTO:live
Rear RPM:540
Dimensions & Tires
Wheelbase:85.5 inches
217 cm
Weight:7400 to 7603 pounds
Front tire:7.50-18
Rear tire:14-34
Full dimensions and tires ...
R Serial Numbers
Location:Right side of tractor above belt pulley.
photo of R serial number

1949:1000
1950:3541
1951:6505
1952:10745
1953:15720
1954:19485
Final:22293

how to read serial numbers...

Electrical
Ground:positive
Battery volts:6
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