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Antique John Deere Tractor: JD G

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This picture is of a 1951 John Deere G propane model. The Styled G was made from 1943 through 1953. Picture contributed by Bruce Banning.

JD G Tractor

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Comments on this Tractor

George Nolte wrote on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (PDT):
  • I will never forget the day my dad brought home a brand new John Deere G I was an Iowa farm boy of 6 years old and can still remember the smell of the paint and looking down the hood with those massive stacks. I now own a fully restored better than new 1951 G. Just sitting on it takes me back 64 years. It is a blast to take to shows and parades and have people give it the thumbs up and comment how good it looks and sounds. The sound of that mighty 413 cannot be duplicated Love the G
    Harold wrote on Sunday, June 05, 2011 (PDT):
  • I have been searching for a photo of an old two cylender JOHN dEERE tractor with a spoked flywheel. Yes I know there wa a recall on this. As a youngster, I am Now 79. I was facinated watching this tractor Pulling a threashing machine.
    James Delk wrote on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 (PST):
  • My daddy and uncle had a John Deere Model GM that they bought in 1942 . The shipment was delayed because of wartime shortages of steel; the dealer called the depot in Louisville says that if they never shipped him another tractor he wanted this one and one other. By the time John Deere shipped it to Columbia, TN the government has shut down of equipment sales so that they had to go thru. the rationing board AAA board, I think . Everybody nearly wanted that big tractor, but the dealer, Mr. Henry Porter, stood and said that, This tractor was ordered for this man and this other tractor was ordered for this other man; I think that they each ought to get them. Mr. Porter took good care of my family during the war as it related to equipment.
    Susan McAlister wrote on Saturday, September 19, 2009 (PDT):
  • Did John Deere make the Model G in 1941
    ronnie myers wrote on Monday, July 27, 2009 (PDT):
  • my dad his john deere g 1951
    Gavin Mitchell wrote on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 (PDT):
  • Useless or could be usefull info. My gas 52 G s front frame and parts were sand blasted on friday and the name of the steel producer has shown up, Carnegie Steel Co. It s a pitty it s hidden by the cylinder head and block. Didn t know there were LPG G s
    don hugo wrote on Monday, June 16, 2008 (PDT):
  • just picked up a 46 G in a trade. needs a little tlc but everything is there, runs quite well but needs some carb adj. love the sound of it, i grew up on a farm in northeast nebraska. we had a 36 B and a 46 A. our neighbor had a 51 G. i just loved the sound of that tractor plowing and have always wanted one. like Green Mister, took me also about 50 years to get one. hope to have it looking like the one in the picture in about a year.
    mike wrote on Sunday, March 23, 2008 (PDT):
  • im looking for a late model G.looking for something to restore.if you know of any please send me some info back please.thanks!
    RONNIE MYERS wrote on Friday, March 14, 2008 (PDT):
  • my dad has ajohndeere g 1951
    Green Mister wrote on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 (PST):
  • Finally got a 1951 G like my grandpa had back in Norhtern Ill...It s a GREAT tractor only took me 50 years to get it! Have a 2 car garage and I get the G in and my wifes Escort AND my Crown Vic...That s the only reason I got to keep the G!! Good looking tractor too!
    LeRoy Orr wrote on Sunday, January 06, 2008 (PST):
  • I would truly love to have a 53 G Gas tractor. I would take care of it like one of my own children. nothing sounds like it and I love listening to it running and better yet pulling a good load. It s music to my ears. My early farm life had a couple of G John Deere Tractors in the yard. I miss it so!
    Andy Dutkiewicz wrote on Thursday, August 02, 2007 (PDT):
  • My dad owns a 1951 B and I grew up on this tractor, plowing snow and working the garden but I have always wanted a John Deere G . I have always loved the sound of the two cylinder engine and agree there is no other soundlike it in the world. One guy said JD owns are kinda like Harley owners and I could not agree more! One day hope to restore a Unstyled G . Keep the messages coming!
    zack roiter wrote on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 (PST):
  • the G is the best tractor john deere made it sounds mean. we have one on the farm but i am looking to buy one to restore so if anyone has any info let me know
    zack roiter wrote on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 (PST):
  • the G is the best tractor john deere made it sounds mean. we have one on the farm but i am looking to buy one to restore so if anyone has any info let me know
    zack roiter wrote on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 (PST):
  • the G is the best tractor john deere made it sounds mean. we have one on the farm but i am looking to buy one to restore so if anyone has any info let me know
    Matt Parker wrote on Saturday, September 23, 2006 (PDT):
  • Hi I just purchased a 1952 John deere G for a pulling tractor and it has been stroked and bored by merfeilds and I was wanting to know if any one has another G 1950 or above that has a stuck motor or anything that they would like to get rid of please email me some info. about the tractor with some photos and I will get back to them as soon as possible thaks! My email is gitterdone_10 at
    Ben Dover wrote on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 (PDT):
  • I am a queer. I love to bend over for you. I am strong like bull.
    Larry Steed wrote on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 (PDT):
  • As founder and president of the newly formed Bluebonnet Antique Tractor Club (BR171 of EDGETA) in Pearland, TX, I have been collecting JD's going on two years now and once I got up close and personal w/a "G", I knew I had to have one. Fortunately I had dealings with Fred Rademacker (a regular seller on the YT site) of Green Valley, IL and he had one of the most beautiful restored "G's" around and offered to sell it to me. Without any hesitation whatsoever, I accepted his offer and brought this tractor to TX, and must say that the "G" (in my opinion) is probably THE finest row crop tractor of it's era that JD ever built. Once you own a "G", you'd probably get rid of it for ONLY one reason; to buy a nicer and/or better "G"!
    Chuck wrote on Saturday, February 18, 2006 (PST):
  • I am trying to buy a 1938 G what kind price might be fair to start with.
    al.embrey wrote on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 (PST):
  • i have a model m j.d.tractor i need to know how to adjust the brakes & adjust the clutch thank you.
    al.embrey wrote on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 (PST):
  • i have a model m j.d.tractor i need to know how to adjust the brakes & adjust the clutch thank you.
    Joyce Taylor wrote on Sunday, November 20, 2005 (PST):
  • I have been pulling a g jd for 4 years. have given other brands a run for thier money. really enjoy beating the guys its an 1938 unstiled. thanks black widow
    Derek Atk wrote on Sunday, October 16, 2005 (PDT):
  • Sorry wrong form above. Oops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Derek Atk wrote on Sunday, October 16, 2005 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a John Deere G,730diesel,720D,420,430 or a 3pt 9' cyclebar mower. If you are interested in selling any of these particular models, please contact me via email. It would be helpfull if you are in a deceny range of central illinios. thank You............................This website has been very helpfull to me by research on the 730.
    nelson maxwell wrote on Friday, September 30, 2005 (PDT):
  • i was wondering a price on this wonderfull tractor
    Kerry Schneider wrote on Sunday, September 04, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have 1953 JD-70 LP look like your's. Very proud to have it! It's has 3-Point hook-up. Popping Johnny runs great,sound better.
    Paul C. Daily wrote on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 (PDT):
  • We are looking for a 1949 "G" John Deere that was purchased new from Barber & Conley John Deere, Eaton, Ohio in 1949. We know the "G" was sold to a Bob Yost who lived between West Elkton and Eaton, Ohio. Does anyone have any ideas for assisting with search? Do not have serial number. Thanks. Paul C. Daily
    walter fox wrote on Sunday, April 03, 2005 (PDT):
  • I am trying to locate a 1951 JD G sold to Hollingsworth family by Miller's JD dealership in Zanesville, OH in 1951 Miller dealer took tractor back after gasoline leak caused fire sometime in 1952-55. email me if any info; fox at
    steve spence/winnipeg, manitoba wrote on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 (PST):
  • I always enjoyed the sound of John Deeres (2-cycle) running. I could listen to one fer hours! When I was a kid,(7or8), my dad had a field plowed wit' a small JD. Then he sowed the field with eight horses pulling a "seed drill"
    Flora wrote on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 (PST):
  • My family is setteling my parents estate. There is a john deer G tractor in running condition. How do we find out what this tractor is worth. I think it was bought new around 1950. we could hear that thing coming home from half a mile away. We knew it was time for us kids to act right.
    Alex Mohler wrote on Saturday, November 27, 2004 (PST):
  • Hi! My name is Alex Mohler and I am iterested what are modles of the John Deere tractors are the old 2 cylinders. And if the tractor has enough of hitch horse power to plow with an Oliver 3 bottom molboard plow and have a nice job done in the field and the top speed.
    Lee Peterson wrote on Saturday, November 06, 2004 (PST):
  • I have a 1948 model G. I use it to move snow and haul gravel I have a sickle mower and a three bottom plow. It is not restord but I would like to get it restored. I also want another G or a B. My G was left out side for 12 years and all it took was a carberator kit a it took right of! The G is the best John Deere tractor.
    Bill wrote on Monday, November 01, 2004 (PST):
  • I have a 46 GM that I still use 150-200hrs a year. Just plowed a couple of acres with it. Its "fixed up" and painted. Wouldnt call it restored though. I have an old farmhand 6011 loader that I put on it to plow snow in the winter. I always intend to put it in the shop and totally restore it but I can imagine going without running it for the year or so it would take. Ive even started buying other tractors thinking that would give the ole G the break it needs to get a new lease on life. What a fine piece of machinery the G is.
    John wrote on Thursday, October 28, 2004 (PDT):
  • I own a 49' G that I've just started to restore.WF and big fenders this is going to be a parade tractor.Nothing sounds like a G when it's working hard
    yangjing wrote on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 (PDT):
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    Ben Johnson wrote on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 (PDT):
  • John Deere is the best tractor you can get
    Ben Johnson wrote on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 (PDT):
  • John Deere is the best tractor you can get
    Bob wrote on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am in the process of restoring a 1952 "G"...I need a hood and grill to complete this project...if anyone knows where I can obtain either of these parts, please contact me at BakwoodsTn at asap...thanks... Bob
    jerry wrote on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 (PST):
  • my grampa had a JD A i rember the front weels off the ground when plowing my dad sold it when i bough the farm.i just bought a JD G i can't weight to hook her up to our disk
    elijah shelton wrote on Sunday, March 07, 2004 (PST):
  • Nice tractor. You wouldn't happen to know where there is one like that for sale would you?
    Scott Budd wrote on Thursday, February 26, 2004 (PST):
  • My dad Has a 1938 JD G, and looks like that.
    Doug Andt wrote on Saturday, January 24, 2004 (PST):
  • Growing up on a dairy farm, in MI, we had a 1948 G,at night while disking, or plowing, the pipe from manifold would glow. I enjoyed that tractor. Would like to have one someday.
    Premier_Industries wrote on Friday, January 23, 2004 (PST):
  • Is any one here looking for a front hitch somewhat like the one in the picture? If so E-Mail me at premier at
    Gavin Sandry wrote on Saturday, December 27, 2003 (PST):
  • I have G in great condition, I would like to repaint it any ideas on how to get the authentic paint over here in Australia.It is the toughest tractor I have had anything to do with
    Slinky wrote on Monday, December 08, 2003 (PST):
  • make them faster!
    bill abbas wrote on Sunday, December 07, 2003 (PST):
  • as a kid in IOWA my father worked for a farmer with a G . my job in the fall was to haul the shell corn and oats to town. loved that G as it had a road gear. 13 years old and the cop would wave me thru the lights on way to elevator. no tickets as he knew why i wasn't in school and why i was behind the wheel. that hand clutch was the greatest and sure wish i had that wonderful tractor now
    bill abbas wrote on Sunday, December 07, 2003 (PST):
  • as a kid in IOWA my father worked for a farmer with a G . my job in the fall was to haul the shell corn and oats to town. loved that G as it had a road gear. 13 years old and the cop would wave me thru the lights on way to elevator. no tickets as he knew why i wasn't in school and why i was behind the wheel. that hand clutch was the greatest and sure wish i had that wonderful tractor now
    rob nickel wrote on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 (PST):
  • Beautiful tractor Bruce. My Dad had a G that unfortunately we had to part with when our family was forced to auction off the family farm two years ago. And man what a powerhouse that old girl was? A neighbor friend of my Dad's before he passed away, came to lend a hand while preparing for this auction, and I'll never forget the thrill we all shared on the day when he'd finally managed to get the old popper running again. That G could climb hill's from a standing start in sixth gear, as this gentelman demonstrated to us that day. And it sure would have done Dad's heart proud to have been with us to experiance what we did when his old G fired up and moved under it's own power once more. Sleep well Dad and remember we love you and miss you so much each and every day.
    Jeff Knaack wrote on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 (PDT):
  • My Dad had a "G", not sure what year, a later one. We called it Big John, because the model "MT" was Little John. I remember the removable "steering wheel" that Dad used to crank it to start it.
    Bill Uhlenbrauck wrote on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 (PDT):
  • My Uncle Al had one of these in the sixties when I spent my summers on the family farm north of Appleton, Wisconsin. I believe it was a 48 or 49 model, narrow front. One summer I particularly remember, we gassed up during haying and took a quick lunch break. During lunch the old G burst into flames. By the time the volunteer fire department got there it was pretty well going/gone. Got shipped to Schwandt's in Shiocton for overhaul and paint, came back like a new one. My uncle kept it until mid 7o's when he traded up for a JD 70D - better fuel economy. That baby had lots of power, I remember plowing in blue clay and gumbo in third gear all day, lots of power but gulped the gas!
    Internaiton-Gray & Red wrote on Sunday, July 13, 2003 (PDT):
  • Neeno the Colorado Man wrote on Monday, May 20, 2002 (PDT); Let me tell you straight out that the JD G was the guttiest tractor that JD ever made. It was 'Horse' and anyone that ever drove one can attest to the fact that it wouldn't stop for anything. I especially like plowing with the 50 G that we had. That statement is pure calf manure!!!
    'WILLIS wrote on Saturday, April 05, 2003 (PST):
    Gary Pawelek wrote on Saturday, December 21, 2002 (PST):
  • I am looking for a hood and fuel tank for a 1952 john deere g tractor
    lindell taylor wrote on Sunday, December 15, 2002 (PST):
  • i have an 1938 g that i pull. It pulls 108 on the dino. win lots of frist places
    Hanz Nussbaum wrote on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 (PST):
  • I am looking for a restorable G at least with all the sheet metal in decent shape and motor not locked up and good block.reasonably priced.styled or unstyled ok
    milton cayette jr. wrote on Monday, October 28, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a 1951 model G hi-crop. This tractor have been restored about 70%. I mostly drive my G in the christmas parade each year. This G was mostly used on our farm to cultivate our sugar cane crop. Sometime i starts it up just to hear it pop because thier is no other sweeter then that.
    Shannon Wallace wrote on Thursday, October 24, 2002 (PDT):
  • What is a good price to pay for a restorable G ? My supervisor has his dad's old G wants to sell it, but he doesn't know how much he should ask for it. He asked me what the going price was and I don't have a clue so if anyone could help me out I'd be very thanklful.
    BOB CABLE wrote on Saturday, August 17, 2002 (PDT):
  • looking for a 1953 John Deere G for possible restoration
    sara haller wrote on Sunday, July 21, 2002 (PDT):
  • you have one of the sweetest tractors in the and my dad love john only 12 but i love them. thank for the picture sara
    CLINT wrote on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 (PDT):
    Neeno the Colorado Man wrote on Monday, May 20, 2002 (PDT):
  • Let me tell you straight out that the JD G was the guttiest tractor that JD ever made. It was 'Horse' and anyone that ever drove one can attest to the fact that it wouldn't stop for anything. I especially like plowing with the 50 G that we had.
    Dina Jameson wrote on Wednesday, May 01, 2002 (PDT):
  • That's right I'm a lady But been pulling tractors since I was 9. And nothing is better than GREEN. This is the first G propane I've ever seen, And all I pull is G's 1 is a 1938 G JD unstyled and the other 1939 G JD styled I pull with my dad and 9 times out of 10 we end up pulling against each other the last two years he's been pulling olivers I've been coming home with 1st place.
    jenn wrote on Thursday, April 18, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a 1949 G gas that we purchased out west. I'm from Pennsylvania. We brought it home and restored it now I just take it to shows. Some times I plow with it. John Deere never actually made an LP G, correct?
    JIM LANG wrote on Friday, March 22, 2002 (PST):
  • Tere is no better sound than a G I own one of each unstyled deere and the G is the best. Nice job on yours.Nice to see good restoration jobs.
    Dido Dido wrote on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (PST):
  • I am a good friend of Sandra , Me and Crazy Chris visit her often. She is a very interesting and civilized.
    stylin steve wrote on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (PST):
  • mojo is cool not j ds i hate them
    Sea-Monster Bly wrote on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (PST):
  • If any one likes a john deere , pleese report to my cubical. (NO ONE IS GOING TO EAT YOU) I just want to talk to you.
    Crazy Chris Poland wrote on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (PST):
  • I b soloved most coolest pussle in mi lif. Mi cat flis faster than mi dog , that b y she b needin braces.
    Happy Chris Poland wrote on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (PST):
  • I b still fliing to big cheeseof ball in big blue blanket ova mi head but i dun in run miself ova with mi pic a junk jon dear?
    Sandra wrote on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (PST):
  • Hey boy big u want luv, no? Call Sandra hairy beast. You no need blanket with Sandra. Sandra give u hairy friend for half price only!
    Happy Chris Poland wrote on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (PST):
  • I still b dancin you chicken monkey cow don't tryn stoop m or ill eat u and yo mama
    Happy Chris Poland wrote on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (PST):
  • I dance ckickens, cat, dog. You car fish.
    Bernie Molleur wrote on Saturday, March 02, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a 1948 G that I restored and did the motor over..... 0.90 over, aluminum pistons and rings, new insert rod bearings, replaced original intake with a cold, gas intake manifold, cut head. It seems to run great and can't wait to try it at a pull. I also love the sound of a "G"!
    Ineeda Dyck wrote on Monday, February 25, 2002 (PST):
  • This old crap banger looks like a nice piece to me Joe
    Jack wrote on Monday, January 21, 2002 (PST):
  • Id like to take a model B and strip her down,then slip the guts to a G under that tin and take her to a pull where there is a bunch of Oliver fans.
    tim hinton wrote on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 (PST):
  • i spent many hrs. on a g as a kid of 15 yrs. in 1973 it started on gas after it got warmed up you switch it to what we called stove had a lot more power on the oil.i have a model a now. i think the g was a bigger tractor.
    Frank Portmann wrote on Friday, January 11, 2002 (PST):
  • Our friend had a '52 G with a loader. Our tractor was broke down so we borrowed his G but the battery was dead. He took an old leaf spring and placed it in the split in the fly wheel at the crank shaft turned on the switch and with one heave started it, he was a very big man. Then as it was running he said this is not recommended as the spring went through the roof once before.
    farmall crazy wrote on Monday, October 22, 2001 (PDT):
  • Time you guys saw a real tractor. Like A RED one for instanct not just green piles of junk.
    JOHN BRAWNER wrote on Friday, October 12, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a 49,G JOHNDEERE am currently restoring ,am allways looking for ways to add more power! Any one have any ideals I am open for your comments.There is no sound sweeter to me than a good running G, I also have a 49,B its next in line for restoration. I am looking for a 49,A to add to my collection! I have farmed with A,B,and G's all my life. Any body know any thing worth shareing ,drop me a line,THANKS!
    Jeremy wrote on Friday, October 12, 2001 (PDT):
  • What is the differance between the Johndeere A and the G? Were the G tractors bigger? What was the production year? (star to finish) In 1950 was the A the bigest tractor available? Any help you have will be greatly appriciated. Thanks
    Andrew wrote on Monday, August 20, 2001 (PDT):
  • i am looking for a g that is stuck and dont run for under $ 200
    Rodney Youngquist (Nebraska) wrote on Sunday, August 19, 2001 (PDT):
  • I own a 1949 'G'. It is restored. It looks great and runs great. I drove a 1952 'G' back in the late 50's and in the 1st half of the 60's. I also drove a Farmall 'M' during this same era. I preferred the 'G' over the 'M' for handling and driver comfort. The 'G' with "rol-o-matic" was a lot easier to handle over rough terran. Also, nothing could come close to the comfort of the John Deere bench seat.
    Donald wrote on Wednesday, August 01, 2001 (PDT):
  • see previous message,
    Donald wrote on Wednesday, August 01, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a 1952 G I am thinking about selling I started restoring it but run out of gas, Parts are all there engine is not stuck, Have no idea what it is worth any ideas would be welcome, I also have some parts for a 1938 unstyled G , I have spoke wheels the rims are rusted out but the hub are good, would sell for the right price,
    Chad wrote on Friday, June 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • My wife has just inherited a 38 G unstyled from her grand dad..It was the first new tractor that he owned..i love to go out and get it started and listen to it idle...there is no other sound like the popping johnny
    JOHN BRAWNER wrote on Thursday, May 03, 2001 (PDT):
  • I am looking for hood and grilles,big nut carb.,external coil distributor to fit 48-53 John Deere G. I have ran and worked on several A,B,G,s my favorite is by far the G. I have B, parts for sale!
    jason wrote on Tuesday, May 01, 2001 (PDT):
  • Any body check out the farmall page lots of good info on there to
    JOHN BRAWNER wrote on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have several JD .B parts for sale. am looking for carburetor to fit 48-52 B. one B that i have has froze and bursted the carb. THANK YOU!!!
    john brawner wrote on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 (PDT):
  • i am still looking for ways to get more power out of john deere g ? also am looking for a big nut carb & distributor for a G. also a 48-52 G for sale.Any info you would share. Thankyou! JOHN!!!
    Andrew Karau wrote on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 (PDT):
  • this is the best site in the world
    Paul Kenerson wrote on Sunday, April 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • This kid fueled up the G with a baler tied to it . the nent day they went to start the tractor. they couldn't enen get the wheels to turn by towing it with another tractor. they called a dealer who was very close to the farm and the dealer said don't try and start the the tractor we'll send up a serviceman. When the serviceman drove into the yard , they were still rying to start the tractor by towing it all of a sudden there was an explosion and the flywheel hit the ground , the gas had gone into the crankcase and dried off the pistons so that they could not move. the tractor was beyond saving. after 50 JD added a oil pressure line to a valve in the fuel bowel so that when the engine wasn't running the valve shut the fuel off and the gas couldn't get down into the crankcas , good move. I always teach my grandsons how to stop the tractor first they will always find a way to get it going. Any one else had any suprises with two cyl? I had a hand start that when it flooded , we would get out the long barbacue matches, and clean out the pistons and then put the plugs back in and off she would go.
    emre ucer wrote on Saturday, March 31, 2001 (PST):
    John Brawner wrote on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 (PST):
  • Where can i find info on adding power to A,B&G Deere tractors,& parts?I have a 50,B gas would like to build up the power any help? thanks JOHN
    uknown wrote on Sunday, March 18, 2001 (PST):
  • why are you people talking about a tractor?
    James Estes wrote on Saturday, December 02, 2000 (PST):
  • I had a 1953 G. It was a pretty good old tractor but I sold it to a friend last spring. I would like to have an unstyled G. I have a 1938 A and a 1955 50.
    BILL DITTMAN wrote on Thursday, November 23, 2000 (PST):
    russell robinson meriden ct, wrote on Thursday, October 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • I own a 1949 model g and will soon be restoring it. I love this tractor it is a total work horse.My tractor needs paint,decals,dials, and need to fix a oil leak in the axel seal. Any helpful advise would be helpful, thanks
    G.Rainey wrote on Tuesday, September 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • The John Deere "G" sound is close to the sound of a Harley Motorcyle that's how I got invlved with the "G"'s. I the time my son was sixteen years old and I was afraid he would get the Harley out and have an accident,so to satisfy myself I purchased a 1948 John Deere "G" but one wasn't enough today my son and I have two unstyled "G"'s and three styled "G"s one which is a puller which is highly modified and a great puller. All the "G"s make some fine two cylinder music,you know no two "G"'s sound alike. Every old "G" I come across I want to drag it home and restore it,only one of my "G"'s isn't restored.
    Joaquin Mena wrote on Friday, August 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • I had a new flywheel for a G, and I want to sale it. Please contact if you want it. refagsa at
    Brian Schermerhorn wrote on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • My Grandpa had a farm in Guilford N.Y and his big tractor was a JD WF "G". He finally sold it in an auction because he could'nt haul gas to it fast enough. I sure wish I had that tractor now! It's funny how we would do anything to bring back a part of our past.
    matt wrote on Sunday, July 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • my neighbor has an old John Deere "G" it is a 1947 g, gas with three pt. pto. hydrolics and all that the only thing is that it has sat for 7 years and i think it might be froze up. I am planning to take it to work at the farm and use it everyday and restoring it piece by piece. if anyone has info on restoring or anything of the sort please write me
    Eric Thatcher wrote on Friday, July 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • Great looking G. I didn't know Propane conversions for G's existed until I saw yours. Actually about two years ago I had a chance to buy one. There was an midwest trader for one. At the time I thought it was a misprint and could never contact the owner. Too bad I didn't try harder at the time. Who made the Propane conversion? Propane wasn't as popular here in west central Illinois as it was out west so not too many guys went to the trouble to convert.
    trent wrote on Thursday, July 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hi, I own a 52 JD G it has also been coverted to LP it came from texas a few years ago was much more expensive then LP down south if you keep your eyes open you will see a few I was thinks of converting mine back but after seeing yours i am having second thoughts you have one nice tractor there Trent
    DAVID COULTER wrote on Thursday, June 22, 2000 (PDT):
    Dan Dooley wrote on Thursday, June 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • I agree the G had very few real faults. One of them was not power. However there was was one major design fault it had. The gas tank had too small of a filler hole. You couldn't pour gas in it as fast as the G could burn it.
    Leonard Zeller Iowa wrote on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 (PDT):
  • I never owned a G, my dad almost bought one new in '52 but bought an A instead. A neighbor had one, not sure of the year but just before 1950 or so in there. The one thing I remember about it was one time in the fall this guy pulled a one row chopper for corn silage. I was pulling a wagon along side with a '39 B, 4 speed and I was going up a hill and I had to shift down, so I motioned to him that I had to shift,so all he did waqs pull the throttle back and then he pushed ahead full open, never stopping chopping and I caught up with him and that old G never missed a pop, kept right on chopping and you could count the revolutions on the flywheel and the front end was jumping but it picked up speed again annd never plugged anything. I think it was saying, never say die.
    Ken Allison wrote on Monday, May 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • My 2 uncles, Roy and Vernon Rogers both had/have G's. Roy is gone but Vernon is alive and still works his 52. I grew up working for Roy driving his B but hoping always to get to plow or disc with the G. How I loved that sound!
    Gayle Zonnefeld wrote on Tuesday, May 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • I was raised on a farm in Iowa and the old G was the work horse. We did everything with it and plowed snow in the winter. It out worked just about every tractor we came into contact. I even entered it in an early tractor pull. Just drove it in from the field and hooked up. We won first place and beat 300, 560 and MTA farmalls. Dad was real proud. Now I live in the city and have to be the only one who has a restored G in the back yard. Some mornings I just have to crank her over and hear that sound. Kinda like a Harley owner.
    Brian Rothenberger wrote on Sunday, April 23, 2000 (PDT):
  • My neigbor has a 1946 "G". He bought it new in 46. It was used for many years as the main diary farm tractor until it was replaced by a 70. In it's later life it has been used for plowing snow (It takes a lot of arm strenght to steer with a bucket load of snow) and a wood tractor. Last year he put new pistons and rings in it, the first engine overhaul. Like the tractor my neighbor is old and tough. He is 91 and still drives "old john".
    William Losey wrote on Friday, March 31, 2000 (PST):
  • Mr Banning the picture of your tractor is absolutely beautiful. I have never seen an earlier model tractor that runs on propane. My father and I have three JD tractors a B, A, and a 620, but both of us are really big G fans and hope to have one some day.
    Gary Kempher wrote on Friday, February 11, 2000 (PST):
  • In the late 50's my dad owned two model G tractors one unstyled '36 (I think) and a '47. The 36 ran on distillate, and the 47 ran on gas. Both were real workhorses and would out work anythng red, or the other green in the county,(Pike County Ill

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