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1951
John Deere
Model "B"
Electric start
Serial # 285217

Purchase date:  03/14/2005

Status: Restored by
Rusty Bucks Ranch LLC
Waxhaw, NC
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John Deere
Model "B"

Serial # Information: HERE

Stats:
Years built:  
1st serial # for B:   
Price new:  
Horsepower - Drawbar:  
Horsepower - PTO/Belt:  
Engine Displacement:  
Firing Order:  
Plug gap:   
Point Gap:
Wheels/Tires (Standard)  Rear:
Wheels/Tires (Standard)  Front:  
Length (inches):  
Height to radiator (inches)  
Weight:
Transmission:  
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Need help in dating your
Model B tractor?
The only SURE way to tell the difference between one year
Model B and the next is by looking at the serial number.

If your serial number is missing, you may still be able to narrow
down the approximate model year by identifying some key part
changes during the production of the tractor.

Following are many of the major parts changes that were made
during the course of Model B production. Some of these do
correspond with the change in the model year. This is not an
entire list of parts changes but offered as a guide to assist you
in narrowing down your tractors model year.
YEAR
S/N
MAJOR PARTS CHANGE
1935
1000
1509 - Last fuel filler on centerline of tractor.
3043 - Last 4 bolt pedestal
11506 - Rear axles lenghtened
1936
12012
12743 - First factory installed heat gauge.
1937
27389
29631 - New front hubs available to accept
            pressed steel wheels.
34951 - Last curtain radiator shutter.
42133 - Last short frame.
42133 - Last loop drawbar.
42200 - First long frame
1938
46175
58246 - Last 1938 "B"
1939
60000
60000 - Tractor becomes styled.
60000 - Tractors with starter have slant dash.
63479 - Last air cleaner with two wing nuts.
1940
81000
82447 - PTO guard is redesigned.
1941
96000
96000 - Major engine change, 6-speed
            transmission begins, Tractors with
            starter have straight dash
1942
118721
 
1943
136315
136662 - Wartime cast iron frame starts.
148500 - Pressurized cooling system begins.
1944
149219
149699 - Last 2 piece sliding draw bar.
149700 - First 1 3/8 diameter PTO shaft.
1945
167700
167000 - Angle-iron frame begins again.
167000 - Last breather with short flat stack.
167000 - Copper radiator core returns
              (unpressurized).
167010 - First breather with mushroom cap.
171992 - Fan assembly redesigned.
1946
179788
186133 - Last old style draw bar frame.
1947
191303
201000 - Major redesign, Larger engine with
              4 11/16 bore. First pressed steel
              frame. First padded seat with battery
              box.
1948
209295
 
1949
230044
232468 - Brake drum now unbolts from the
               outside.
1950
253025
259525 - Second plug added to Reduction
               Gear Cover.
260518 - Gearshift quadrant changes to
               two-piece.
260984 - First square rear axle housing.
268820 - Distributer becomes standard
              equipment
1951
275242
 
1952
293030
306600 - First water pump.
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1950
John Deere
Model "B"
Electric start
Serial #

Purchase date:  03/14/2005

Status: Restored by
Rusty Bucks Ranch LLC
Waxhaw, NC
Customer Tractor
Family owned since new.

See the restoration
of this tractor
HERE

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of this tractor
HERE