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John Deere GP Tractor
The John Deere General Purpose Tractor
The John Deere Model GP was built in five distinct versions through the course of its production:
• The standard-front GP, or John Deere Standard, built from March 1928 to February 1935
• The John Deere two-wheel tricycle-front GP, or GP-Tricycle, of which twenty-three units were built between August 1928 and April 1929
• The John Deere GP Wide-Tread, or GPWT, built from November 1929 to November 1933
• The John Deere GP Wide-Tread Series P, a GPWT with narrowed rear tread width designed to suit potato rows, built between January and August 1930
• The John Deere General Purpose Orchard tractor, or John Deere GPO from April 1931 to April 1935 GP
 
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John Deere General Purpose

John Deere "A" General Purpose Tractor

General Purpose
Built for all-around farm work with the pulling capacity of 6 horses, daily work output of 8 or 10 horses. Complete line of integral and pulled equipment available. Four forward speeds. Adjustable wheel tread.

A 1938 John Deere Brochure boosts. Every advanced feature for quick, easy, and low-cost handling of general farm work will be found in the John Deere Model "A", the John Deere General Purpose Tractor that fills the power needs on average-size farms.
It is the ideal farm tractor for planting and cultivating your row crops. It is ready to prepare seed beds, handle your haying operations, operate your harvesting equipment, cut ensilage, grind feed to handle any farm job within its power range.
John Deere General Purpose
Outstanding in Design The first thing you notice when you look at the Model "A" is its narrow radiator and fuel tank. This original John Deere design provides a perfect view of the work on both sides of the tractor.The tractor seat is spring-mounted and can be adjusted to the weight of the operator. It places you in acommanding position well up above the dust. When you take the wheel, you are amazed at the new ease of steering—your automobile steers no easier. You find all the other features you want in your tractor the adjustable rear wheels, the convenient foot brakes that individually control
 the rear wheels for short turns, the new, hydraulic power lift with cushioned drop, the hand-controlled clutch, the wide, roomy operator's platform, the four forward speeds, the straight line of draft in plowing, and the new radiator shutter that you can adjust without leaving the tractor.
Outstanding in Performance The Model "A" is designed to handle a six-horse load on drawbar jobs. Its daily work output is equal to 8 or 10 horses. With its modern 2- and 4-row equipment, it puts into the hands of one man the working capacity of three to six men using less modern equipment. It will operate a 22- to 24-inch thresher. The tractor seat is spring-mounted and can be adjusted to the weight of the operator.
John Deere Model "B" General Purpose Tractor
The John Deere Model "B" General Purpose is proving the ideal power unit for operators of relatively small, general farms where the power requirements are not great enough to employ a tractor of larger size. It is adaptable to do all manner of work that a small tractor would be called upon to do, including all kinds of planting and cultivating in row crops, even to truck gardening. Another group of larger farm operators, already using large tractors, are adding John Deere Model "B" Tractors to do some of the lighter, miscellaneous operations that are not so well adapted to a larger tractor. These farms can utilize the two tractors to advantage because there is plenty of work for both.
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John Deere B
John Deere B
 All the Modern Features
The John Deere B is about two-thirds the size of the John Deere A in power and weight, but has all of the advanced John Deere General-Purpose features .. . adjustable rear wheel tread . . . four forward speeds .. . narrow, compact design . . . light weight. It is a revelation in its bed-rock economy of operation . . . its amazing ease of handling.It is a general purpose tractor in every sense of the word, with all that the name "John Deere" on tractors means . . . simplicity . . . quality construction . . . dependability . . . easy access to all parts. It is easy to keep in good running order.Like the Model "A", the Model "B" is equipped with power shaft for operating power take-off machines and can be equipped with hydraulic power lift for raising and lowering integral working equipment.
John Deere Power Lift
A power lift has been furnishd as extra equipment for John Deere General Purpose Tractors since 1928, but the hydraulic power lift now furnished is a real advance in design because it is both quick and positive and provides a cushioned drop. There are fewer working parts, making possible, longer, more dependable service from the power lift with a minimum of adjustment and replacement of parts. The parts are enclosed in a dust-proof case where they operate in a constant bath of oil. The John Deere power lift is controlled by a conveniently located foot lever. All that is necessary is to touch the control with the heel of the foot to raise or lower the working equipment. This power lift can be operated with either foot (see illustration) so that proper foot is free to apply brake for short turn to right or left. An important feature of the John Deere power lift is the adjustment, which permits the operator to get the desired speed of drop for both light and heavy working equipment. When cultivating, for instance the control can be set to drop the cultivator quickly; when heavier integral equipment is being used, such as listers, planters, and bedders, the control can be set to lower the equipment more gently and obtain the positive cushioning effect for which this lifter is noted. In addition to the work it saves, the John Deere power lift increases daily capacity at least 10 per cent over the ordinary hand lift. It can be operated either while the tractor is moving or standing still.  John Deere Power Lift
John Deere Power Lift
Other John Deere General Purpose Tractors
John Deere "AN" General Purpose For use in narrow-row crops. The single front wheel easily passes between the rows, even where space is as narrow as 16 inches. Same as Model "A" in power, speeds, and adaptability to all farm work.  
John Deere "BN" General Purpose For use in closely spaced rows. Note single front wheel. 0 therwise same as Model "B" General Purpose, shown above. Complete line of integral and pulled equipment available.  
  John Deere "AW" General Purpose For use in bedded crops where it is desired to straddle the beds and not split the center. Owners find that this tractor will stay "on top" better where the soil is extremely soft or mucky Both front and rear treads adjustable. Same power, speed, adaptability as Model "A".
  John Deere "BW" General Purpose Like the Model "AW" this tractor meets the particular needs of the grower of bedded crops or crops planted in extremely soft or mucky soils. Has same power, speeds, and adaptability as Model "B" Tractor and takes same equipment.
 
John Deere "AO" Orchard Specially designed for orchardists. Built low and completely streamlined to get close to trees. Independent braking of each wheel for short turning. Four speeds forward. Handles the load ordinarily pulled by six horses.
 
 
John Deere "BO" Orchard A smaller orchard model that handles the load ordinarily pulled by a four-horse team. Shown with citrus fenders which are extra crequipment. Stands only 52 inches at highest point.
 
John Deere D
John Deere D
The John Deere Model D was produced from March 1, 1923 to July 3, 1953, the longest production
span of all the two-cylinder John Deere tractors. The first Model D rode on steel
wheels with a 6.5x7.0 hand-cranked engine and had the distinction of being the first tractor to bear the John Deere name.
 
John Deere Fordson and International
In 1927 Henry Ford quits the tractor business. The price war he waged put dozens of others out too, leaving only the strongest and most innovative tractor companies to survive. Ford's Fordson had failings that became more apparent as the others improved. This killed Ford's mass-production machine. Both John Deere and International Harvester learned from the battle with Ford. Each streamlined its production and improved its product. In 1929 International Harvester was the number one Farm Tractor producer and John Deere was number two.
 

 
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JOHN DEERE GP
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John Deere GP 1929

The John Deere GP followed the basic design of the John Deere D . Introduced as a row-crop tractor the above pictured model was not nearly as popular as the tricycle configuration
JOHN DEERE A and B
John Deere A
In 1938 The John Deere A and it's little brother the John Deere B were the first two styled tractors coming from John Deere Apart from the styling the unstyled  Tractors were mechanically similar to the unstyled models
JOHN DEERE 420

John Deere 420

The true beginnings of Deere's industrial line is represented by the 420 Crawler-Loader, although it was still painted in agricultural colors. The first full, thirty-two-page brochure, A-1044, was issued in December 1956 by Dubuque, and covered the 320, 420, and 820 Industrial models and their matching equipment. The Utility 420 wheel models and the 420 Crawler-Loader are typical examples.
JOHN DEERE 3020
John Deere 3020
John Deere 3020 Series

Introduced in 1963, The John Deere 3020 shown in orchard trim was available in row-crop (four versions of front-wheel equipment), standard, orchard, and Hi-Crop form. The standard transmission was the successful Synchro-Range with eight forward and three reverse speeds. The new Power-Shift transmission meant that you could move from any of its eight forward or four reverse speeds without use of the clutch. An inching pedal was provided for attachment of implements.
JOHN DEERE Lawn Mower
John Deere 110
John Deere 110

1963 saw the introduction of the company's first lawn and garden tractor, the 7-hp 110, initiated what was to become the Commercial and Consumer Equipment Division. The Kohler K161S engine of the 110 was changed in 1964 to 8 hp, and a hydraulic lift version.
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