Model B with the single pneumatic front wheel at the Lincoln Steam Rally in 2008
|Model status||Discontinued Discontinued|
|No. produced||circa 300,000|
|Superseded by||John Deere 50|
|Engine make||John Deere|
|No. of Cylinders||2|
The John Deere model B was built from 1935 to 1952 when it was replaced with the new version John Deere 50
For company history
- See also: John Deere
Model history 1935-1952Edit
The John Deere model B was introduced as a smaller tractor, to fill the needs of row-crop farmers that did not need a tractor as large as the A. It had a nearly 20-year production run, and the versions of the B can be broadly divided into three groups. The original B is often referred to as "unstyled", and includes all tractors built through 1938. In 1939, with tractor number 60000, began the "early styled" model B. In mid 1947, with tractor number 201000, began the "late styled" model B.
|Series:||Two-Cylinder Letter Series|
|Factory:||Waterloo, Iowa, USA|
|Original price (USD):||$1,900 (1952)|
|BR:||B-Regular with standard front axle|
|John Deere 2-cyl all fuel|
|John Deere 2-cyl gasoline|
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|Fuel:||12 gal [45.4 L]|
|Aux. fuel:||1 gal [3.8 L]
2 gal [7.6 L] (late styled)
|Weight:||3275 to 4400 pounds|
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- On the unstyled B (prior to 1939) it is on the left side of the transmission case, under the governor.
- On the styled B, it is on the right side of the transmission case, on top, under the magneto.
John Deere B Power:Edit
|Drawbar (claimed):||12 hp [8.9 kW] (original)
25 hp [18.6 kW] (late gas engine)
|Belt (claimed):||16 hp [11.9 kW] (original)
28 hp [20.9 kW] (late gas engine)
|Drawbar (tested):||24.62 hp [18.4 kW]|
|PTO (tested):||22.2 hp [16.6 kW]|
|Belt (tested):||27.58 hp [20.6 kW]|
|power test details ...|
|Brakes:||differential mechanical expanding shoe|
Options and VariationsEdit
- Model BO - Orchard version with shaped body work.
- Model BI - Industrial
- Lindeman Crawler version.
Known tractors in preservationEdit
List of known examples (please list with s/n or reg number to identify them).
- John Deere Model B S/N. 129466 of 1942 -
|Make + Model No.||Reg No. |
|Serial No.||Build-Date||Engine-Type/Make||Owner |
|Photo||Were seen/Featured in||Other info|
|Model B||-||sn 20286||1936||JD||J. Sinkinson, Hants||At Netley Marsh Steam Show 2011||Fitted with mid mounted cultivator and row crop wheels|
|JD Model B||reg no. ?||sn 129466||engine||year ?||owner||Seen at Woolpit Steam 2009||Restored example|
|John Deere B||sn ?||JD||year ?||owner||(167) Seen at Hollowell Steam Rally||notes|
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