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Tail Light Cable RH

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PTO Clutch Cup

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Clip w/Rivet

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About the John Deere B

The first John Deere B Tractors went out of the factory gates in 1935 and they kept building them until 1952. Sometimes, the parts compatibility is determined by the serial number of your John Deere B Tractor, and that info should be listed on the part fit notes. If you don't have the serial number of your tractor, you can find it on the the left side of the transmission case, under the governor. The serial number starts from 1000 for a 1935 model, from 12012 for a 1936 model, from 27389 for a 1937 model, from 46175 for a 1938 model, from 60000 for a 1939 model, from 81000 for a 1940 model, from 96000 for a 1941 model, from 118721 for a 1942 model, from 136315 for a 1943 model, from 149219 for a 1944 model, from 167700 for a 1945 model, from 179788 for a 1946 model, from 191303 for a 1947 model, from 209295 for a 1948 model, from 230044 for a 1949 model, from 253025 for a 1950 model, from 275242 for a 1951 model, from 293030 for a 1952 model, from 310772 for a final model. They also have differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes. The 3-point hitch is very reliable. It is also worth noting that the transmission rear PTO runs at 540 rpms.

The John Deere B tractor is a rare collectors item because it was manufactured for nearly 20 years from 1935 to 1952, which is almost an unheard of period given today’s manufacturing times.

However, there were many iterations of the JD B. The original design was a midsize row crop tractor, while variations include:

The John Deere BR came out the year after other riders, in 1936. The prototype fixed thread had wider front wheel base than earlier models.

The John Deere BO is a specific model of the BR for use in orchards. The ‘O’ stands for Orchards and the ‘R’ for Regular.

The John Deere BI was introduced in 1936 as a variation of the ‘B’ model, but it was notably different from what we normally see with John Deere.

The John Deere BI was instead painted yellow.

The John Deere BO Lindeman was the last variation in the ‘B’ model series. What made it different from others was that instead of tires/wheels, it had crawlers.

In 1938, John Deere authorized adaptations of the orchard/’BO’ model were manufactured by Lindeman Power Equipment Company. These crawlers had JD's permission to be altered through 1946.

There are still many John Deeres around today. For those lucky enough to have one, it is considered a collector's item so they usually don't use it very often or take care of it too much, preferring instead to showcase rather show off the rarity.