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
Model John Deere B
Length 3,060 mm (120.5 in)
Width 2,150 mm (84.6 in)
Height (hood) 1,420 mm (55.9 in)
Wheel base
Weight 1,485 kg (3,274 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 45.4 liters (12 US gal.; 10 Imp. gal)
Cabin type Open operator station
Engine model John Deere
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 2
Fuel type All-fuel
Displacement 2.4 L, 2,442 cm2, (149.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 108.0 mm X 133.0 mm (4.25 in X 5.24 in)
Compression ratio 4.71:1
Starter Hand-crank
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
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual
Brakes Differential mechanical expanding shoe
Transmission model John Deere
Transmission type Unsynchronized gear with dry disc clutch
Gears 4 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 type Transmission
Rear PTO speed 540 rpm