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John Deere Model AR
John Deere Model AR reg 355 XUL at Newark 08 - IMG 3433
Model history
Model introduced 1935
Model discontinued 1953
Model status Discontinued
No. produced Unknown
Superseded by JD New Generation series
Engine Specification
Engine make John Deere
Fuel type All fuel till 1940
Gasoline or Kerosene
Power hp 30/26 (belt/Drawbar)
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) 309 cu in (5.1 litre)
No. of Cylinders 2
Bore in (mm) 5.5 inches (140 mm)
5.5 / 140 (post 1940)
Stroke in (mm) 6.5 inches (165 mm)
6.75 / 171 (post 1940)
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type Manual
Gearbox make John Deere
Forward 4 or 6
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Drawbar only
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6x28 (steel)/6.0x16 (tyre)
Rear 10x42 (steel/11.25x24 (tyre)
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 124 inches (3140 mm)
Width (inches/meters) 64/75 (1620/1900 mm)un/styled
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 3,400/5,600 ib (1,542/2540 kg)
Other info
Factories Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Plow rating Unknown
Nebraska Tests No. 378(1941) & 429 (1949)
Approximate Cost new in (year) $2,300 (1951)
Notes Model styled in 1940
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The John Deere AR was built by John Deere from 1935 to 1952 in Waterloo, Iowa, USA

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: John Deere

The JD model AR was restyled in 1940, and a newer single fuel engine used suitable for Gasoline or for kerosene inplace of the 'All fuel' version.

Timeline Edit

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Factory locations Edit

Waterloo Iowa, USA

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

Variations and Options Edit

  • Choice of fuel from 1940 on (S/n 260001+)
  • wheels with pneumatic tyres from 19? offered.
  • Industrial option the AI from 1936 till 1941
  • Orchard tractors version the AO from 1935 til 1952

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Serial Numbers and Year of Manufacture data[1]
Year Serial run Number Built Notes (Total built xyz).
1936 First built
1936 250000 3520
1937 253521 1895
1938 255416
1939 257004 3041
1940 258045 1055
1941 260000 1557
1942 261558
1943 262243
1944 263223
1945 264738
1946 265870
1947 267082 1947-1952: Electric start/lights standard
1948 268877 1948: Last John Deere model to be 'styled'
1949 270646 1949: 'Belly frame' changed from cast iron to pressed steel
1950 272985
1951 276078 1951 Price $2,300
1952 279770
1952 284075 Last built No.
1980 serial no Number built 34075

Preservation Edit

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References / Sources Edit

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