John Deere Collection

1937 John Deere Model D

Donated by: Albert Miller

John Deere decided to build a Model D prototype in 1923, designed by Muir L. Frey.   The Deere Model D was produced from March 1, 1923 to July 3, 1953, the longest production span of all the two-cylinder John Deere tractors. Over 160,000 were made.

It had improved oil bath air cleaner, 3 speed transmission.

1955 John Deere model R Spreader

Donated by: Garry Wood

This is a 95- bushel, ground driven spreader that was used to spread manure on the fields to use as fertilizer. the model R spreader was introduced in 1955 as a mid-sized spreader between the popular ground-driven Model L and the PTO driven Model N.  The release of this spreader coincided with the end of the manufacturing of the horse-drawn 4-wheel spreaders. The Baker family of Hazel Bluff, purchased this spreader new. It was eventually restored by Garry Wood.

John Deere Stationary  Engine Model LUS

 On Loan by:  Joe  Schafer’s Estate

This 2-cylinder power unit was capable of 12.5 – 16.5 HP at an RPM of 1850. This unit is furnished with a direct drive only, which is an extension of the clutch shaft and operates at the same speed as the engine crank shaft. The famous Rockwood pulley is standard.  All parts on a LUS engine are interchangeable with a Model LA or L tractor. Making it possible to drop a stationary engine into one of these tractors in a pinch.

1940 John Deere Model H

On Loan by: Garry Wood

The Model H was the smallest row crop tractor in the John Deere line at that time.   It was the first styled row crop in the John Deere line.
It was produced from 1939-1947 and priced at $650 and sold 60,000 over 8 years.
This tractor had a 3 speed transmission and was rated at 9.8 draw-bar hp. It met the needs of the small acreage farmer.

1924 Waterloo Boy Model N

On Loan by: Albert Miller

The Waterloo Boy Model N was produced from 1917- 1924. It was tested for horse power and produced 16 hp on the draw-bar and 26 hp. on the belt.
In 1921 a downturn in the economy reduced the the price from $1200 to $890, this forced John Deere to produce a smaller lighter tractor, resulting in the famous Model D.

1952 John Deere Model R

On Loan by: Keith and Gail Sterling

The R was produced from 1949- 1954. (some said” it was the biggest mistake John Deere ever made, because you couldn’t wear them out”). This was John Deere’s first two- cylinder diesel engine, it had 45 hp on the drawbar and 51 hp on PTO, it had a 5 speed transmission, live power take off and hydraulics. It had a Starting engine: 2-cylinder horizontally opposed engine: 24.6 ci. 6 volt starting pony engine. It was also on of the last letter series.

1955 John Deere Modle 80

On Loan by: Brent and Evelyn Sterling

The Model 80 replaced the R in 1985.  It was powered by the biggest John Deere  twin each cylinder measuring a 6.125 inches across and a 8 inch bore.  It was started using a 60 ci. V-4 gas electric start engine. John Deere only manufactured for one year.

1938 John Deere Model L

On Loan by: Albert Miller

This tractor has a vertical two cylinder John Deere Hercules engine. It was rated at 7 hp off the drawbar and 9 hp off the belt. It could pull a 12 inch plow. It was the first lightweight tractor that John Deere built. The model L had a foot clutch rather than the common hand clutch.

1936 John Deere Model BO

On Loan by: Albert Miller

The model BO was the orchard styled version of the BR. The BO styling gave the tractor a lower profile with deflectors on the hood for things above the hood. The steering wheel and the clutch  were lowered.  They were produced from 1935-1947.

1937 John Deere Model A

On Loan by:Albert Miller

John Deere started to produce the model A in 1934. It featured an adjustable rear axle, center-line hitch and a PTO. It had a four speed transmission. The model A was the first tractor to have adjustable wheel treads.

1942 John Deere Model B

On Loan by: Garry Wood 

The Model B was produced from 1935-1952. It went through 3 different styles: On styled 1935-1938, early styled 1939-1946,and late styled 1947-1952.  It had 12 hp on the draw-bar and 16 hp on the belt.

John Deere Model M

On Loan by: Albert Miller

The Model M was introduced in 1947. It replaced the models H, L. & LA.   It was equipped with a 1.6 2-cylinder gasoline engine and gave 18.5 HP off the drawbar and 20.45 HP off the belt. It was the first to use John Deere’s new Touch-o-Matic hydraulic.

1958 John Deere Model 430

On Loan by: Albert Miller

The 430 had a live PTO, a 3-point hitch and dual Touch-o-matic hydraulics.  tractors with        the 2- cylender engines. It had 27 HP off the drawbar and 29 HP off the PTO. The 30 series was the last tractors with the 2- cylinder engines.

1948 John Deere Model AR

On Loan by: Stephanie Sterling & Bob Jennings

The 1948 Model AR was the last year of the un-styled AR, as in 1949 John Deere released the new improved AR. the styled tractors were a transition from completely functional to attractive paint jobs and streamlined design.

1959 John Deere Model 830

On Loan by: Albert Miller

The 1959 830 was the last two-cylinder tractor John Deere produced.  A V-4 Pony starting motor, and a electric start were both options available. It was available in both diesel and gasolinefuel. John Deere had advanced the art and science of hydraulic draft controls, operator comfort, and ease of operation, further than any other manufacturer.  A weatherproof steel cab, with good visibility was available. 

1959 John Deere Model 730

On Loan by: Albert Miller

The John Deere 730 featured the deluxe flat-top fenders with head lights, power steering, 6-speed transmission. It was produced from 1959-1961. Selling at an original price of $3,700 USA.

1960 John Deere Model 630

On Loan by: Albert Miller

1960 John Deere 630 was produced from 1958-1960. It was available in standard, Orchard, row- crop and high-crop models, it had an optional fifth-transmission gear of 81/2 MPH.

1959 John Deere Model 730

On Loan by: Roy Sterling

This tractor was supposed to be converted to diesel back when it was made. However, this one did not  make it back to the dealer, and as a result, it still uses gasoline. It had a six-speed transmission. The 30 series replaced the 20 series. only about 200 gas row-crop models were manufactured.

1951 John Deere Model G

On Loan by: Albert Miller 

The model G was the largest row-crop tractor at the time. It was launched in 1937, being the first over-30 HP general purpose machine.  The G was styled in 1942 when the original 4-speed gearbox was replaced with a 6-speed and rubber tires were standard. Production ended in 1947. 

1951 John Deers Model AR

On Loan by: Garry Wood

The Model AR was produced from 1935-1953, It saw many changes during this time. Increase in power, belly frame changed from cast iron to pressed steel, was styled and a  high-pressure hydraulic system was add.  20.35 drawbar HP and 26.30 belt HP.

1948 John Deere Model B

On Loan by: Garry Wood

When the B was modernized, it included, electric start and lights, Rol-o-matic front wheels, hydraulic controls, and a cushon seat. The B was produced from 1935-1952.

1944 John Deere BR

On Loan by: Albert Miller

The BR was produced from 1935-1947. When it was replaced with the M. The BR was rated as a two plow tractor. Only steel wheels were available during WWII.

1954 John Deere  Model 40 Crawler

On Loan by: Albert Miller

The John Deere 40 C used the same undercarriage as the MC  The latter production of this model had four and five roller tracks. Snow shoe pads were also available for winter use.  They were produced from 1953-1955. total built: 11688,  Weight: 4000 lbs.

1950 John Deere  Model MC Crawler

Donated by: Bernard Wiese

This was the first crawler That John Deere built.  They were manufactured in Dubuque factory.  The tractor has a 12-inch tracks standard: 10 or 12-inch option. The tread has a width of 36-42 inches.  these tractors were liked for its hillside stability, and its traction would allow it to work in muddy areas, in snow, and in swamps. It was rated at 13.7 drawbar hp and 18.89 belt hp.

1946 John Deere  Model D

Donated by: Albert Miller

The model D saw many improvements over its 30 year reign, from 1923- 1953. went from a 2 speed transmission to a 3 speed, and it was styled, electric starter and lights.  It was rated at 38 drawbar hp and 42.1 belt hp. there were about 160,000 built.

1932 John Deere Model D

On Loan by: Albert Miller 

1932 John Deere Model D.  In 1932 the model D had a solid cast fly wheel, which was splined to the crankshaft, in 1927 the bore was increased to 6.75 inches. the engine speed was increased to 900 rpm. The 2-speed transmission was retained giving it 3.o and 5.3 mph forward speeds(4.8 -8.5 km/h).

1925 John Deere Model D

Donated by: Albert Miller

The first model D was produced in 1924, it was a two-cylinder engine tractor, it was rugged compact,and simple. parts were readily available, and easy to work on.  It came with a two-speed transmission.  This 1925 model D had some improvements, the cast flywheel was reduced in diameter from 26 inches to 24 inches  because when turning left the front wheel would some times hit the flywheel and cause damage. Horse power: 15 hp drawbar, 27 hp belt. Bore: 6 1/2 inches, stroke 7 inches.

1946 John Deere Model LA

Donated by: Albert Miller

The LA was a slightly larger version than the Model L, it was added in 1941. It had 13 HP off the drawbar and 14 HP off the belt. It was discontinued in 1946.   This tractor was given to the R.F.Staples shop class unrestored condition. the students worked on the restoration from grade 10 and completed it by grade 12 (2014)  the students were Chad Benson, Colin Decker, Austin Houle, Jesse Jadischke and Antonius Rouvalous.