John Deere B (1935-1938)

John Deere BThe John Deere B is a 2WD row-crop tractor from the Two-Cylinder Letter Series series. The B-version was manufactured from 1938 to 1952. The first generation was manufactured by John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, USA from 1935 to 1938. The John Deere B is equipped with a 2.4 L (149.0 cu·in) two-cylinder all-fuel engine and an unsynchronized gear type transmission with dry disc clutch and 4 forward and 1 reverse gear.

The JD B row-crop tractor used the John Deere engine. It is a 2.4 L, 2,442 cm2, (149.0 cu·in) two-cylinder natural aspirated all-fuel engine with 108.0 mm (4.25 in) of the cylinder bore and 133.0 mm (5.24 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 4.71:1.

The John Deere B is equipped with manual steering, differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes, an open operator station, and 45.4 liters (12 US gal.; 10 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

John Deere B variants

  • B – tricycle front axle
  • BR – fixed front axle
  • BO – Orchard
  • BN – narrow row-crop
  • BW – wide row-crop
  • BI – industrial tractor
  • BO Lindeman – crawler

John Deere B Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere B
Length3,060 mm (120.5 in)
Width2,150 mm (84.6 in)
Height (hood)1,420 mm (55.9 in)
Wheel base
Weight1,485 kg (3,274 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity45.4 liters (12 US gal.; 10 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelJohn Deere
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeAll-fuel
Displacement2.4 L, 2,442 cm2, (149.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke108.0 mm X 133.0 mm (4.25 in X 5.24 in)
Compression ratio4.71:1
Oil capacity:6.6 L (7 US. qt, 5.8 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity:20.8 L (22 US. qt, 18.3 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
BrakesDifferential mechanical expanding shoe
Transmission modelJohn Deere
Transmission typeUnsynchronized gear with dry disc clutch
Gears4 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 10.9 kmh (6.8 mph) Reverse: 6.0 kmh (3.7 mph)
Front tires Ag: 22×3.25 (steel)
Rear tires Ag: 48×5.25 (steel)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeTransmission
Rear PTO speed540 rpm
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