John Deere B (1947-1952)

John Deere BThe John Deere B is a 2WD row-crop tractor from the Two-Cylinder Letter Series series. The B-model was manufactured from 1938 to 1952. The thrid generation was manufactured by Row-Crop tractor in Waterloo, Iowa, USA from 1947 to 1952.

The John Deere B is equipped with one of two engines: a 3.1 L (190.4 cu·in) two-cylinder gasoline engine or a 3.1 L (190.4 cu·in) two-cylinder all-fuel engine and a unsynchronized gear transmission with 6 forward and 1 reverse gears.

The tractor could be equipped with the following engines:

  • John Deere. It is a 3.1 L, 3,120 cm2, (190.4 cu·in) two-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine with 119.0 mm (4.69 in) of the cylinder bore and 140.0 mm (5.51 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 5.87:1.
  • John Deere. It is a 3.1 L, 3,120 cm2, (190.4 cu·in) two-cylinder natural aspirated all-fuel engine. The cylinder bore is 119.0 mm (4.69 in) and the piston stroke is 140.0 mm (5.51 in). 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 Specifications

General Specifications
Model John Deere B
Length 3,400 mm (133.9 in)
Width 2,200 mm (86.6 in)
Height 1,510 mm (59.4 in)
Wheel base
Weight (operating) 1,950 kg (4,299 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 45.4 liters (12 US gal.; 10 Imp. gal)
Battery 6V
Cabin type Open operator station
Engine
Engine model John Deere
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 2
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 3.1 L, 3,120 cm2, (190.4 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 119.0 mm X 140.0 mm (4.69 in X 5.51 in)
Compression ratio 5.87:1
Horsepower 0 PS ( kW; 0 HP) at rpm
Starter Electric
Coolant capacity: 34.1 L (36 US. qt, 30 Imp. qt.)
Engine
Engine model John Deere
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 2
Fuel type All-fuel
Displacement 3.1 L, 3,120 cm2, (190.4 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 119.0 mm X 140.0 mm (4.69 in X 5.51 in)
Compression ratio 4.71:1
Horsepower 0 PS ( kW; 0 HP) at rpm
Starter Electric
Coolant capacity: 34.1 L (36 US. qt, 30 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
Gears 6 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 16.1 kmh (10 mph) Reverse: 4.0 kmh (2.5 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 17.0 L (4.5 US. gal, 3.7 Imp. gal.)
Tires
Front tires Ag: 5.50×16
Rear tires Ag: 10.00×38
Hitch
Type Power Lift
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO type Transmission
Rear PTO speed 540 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type Powr-Trol