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Antique John Deere Tractor: JD D

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This picture is a 1949 Styled version. On-board hydraulics were standard. The John Deere Model D tractor weighed 5,269 pounds and had a massive look to it.

JD D Tractor

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Comments on this Tractor

Martha Giffen wrote on Saturday, March 17, 2012 (PDT):
  • My husband,Fred, is restoring the family s 1926 John Deere D He needs a carburetor, AD 287 R, and an air cleaner, AD 343 R. His father last restored it with an A carburetor but Fred would like to get the original. Where do we look
    Andrew Welch wrote on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 (PDT):
  • restoring a 1939 styled d.. I need a hood and breather stack..Lake Charles,La-337-515-9674
    Larry Garretson wrote on Friday, October 08, 2010 (PDT):
  • am restoring 1939 D...i need two front steel wheels and caps....we live Hillsboro, Tx.....254 582 2747
    Abdikafi Mahamud wrote on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 (PST):
  • I would like to get semi-new-tractors. I bewelder some tractors have not the pulling-plouphing mechine. I am new to this bussiness. I would appreciate if you can send samples of the best,semi-new-tractors.
    Joe wrote on Thursday, December 18, 2008 (PST):
  • Bill, Any more info you can relay would be appreciated. Year, sytle, any on steel
    BILL MURPHY wrote on Friday, December 05, 2008 (PST):
    Dennis Fixsen wrote on Friday, November 14, 2008 (PST):
  • My grandpa s 1936 Model D serial# 125652 is currently sitting in a tree row on a farm south of Goodland, KS where we parked in it 1969 with still 3 of the original 4 tires on the tractor. On March 18, 1936, he traded an earlier model D serial# 32207 with steel wheels, for the 36 D with rubber tires. The sticker price for the new 36 D was 1490.00, including new wheel weights too, and they gave him 300 trade-in price for the older D. How do I know this I m sitting here now holding the original bill of sale from March 1936. Somehow, my family has perserved this document all these years. Amazing, eh I love old JD s and I love reading all the stories and comments on this website.
    Dwight shupe wrote on Saturday, June 21, 2008 (PDT):
  • Any one having information on where I can buy engine parts for the model D please e-mail me at joe4994 at or call 419 886 3260 or cell 520 360 4994. have some parts for sale Thanks for any help you can give.
    roger pierce wrote on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 (PDT):
  • i recently bought a jd D at an auction got it home and found out the block near the spark plug hole is cracked can this be fixed and if so how do i go about it thanks
    Walters wrote on Friday, April 11, 2008 (PDT):
  • My grandpa and I finally got an original carborator for are 1934 john deere d. It runs like a champ now.
    RONNIE MYERS wrote on Friday, March 14, 2008 (PDT):
  • my dad has a 1937 john deere D
    Don Griffey wrote on Friday, January 18, 2008 (PST):
  • My brother recently passed away, and I am executor. We have a 1935 Model D, partially restored, starts and drives, new rear tires, older front rubber tires. As executor, I am going to sell this tractor to pay off some estate bills. If interested, contact me. 918 798 4700.
    John I. Pyke wrote on Saturday, December 29, 2007 (PST):
  • Q. I have a 1947 D. Is the electrical system a 6 volt or 12 volt reply requested....Please!
    kyle walters wrote on Saturday, November 24, 2007 (PST):
  • Now that my grandpa and i are done restoring are d we have to restore my uncle brian s farmall i am not sure what year or model but it lookes like crap. I will take my d easy.
    Randy Voss wrote on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 (PST):
  • I would love to track down the D that my father owned. My grandfather used to plow with it when I was a little tike and I would fall asleep on the rear gear cover from the warmth and vibration. I ran it in the 60 s when I was a teenager pulling 5 bottoms in a two plow tandem rig my dad fabricated. Ah the memories. Last I knew it got traded for an AC WD45 in the late 60 s at dealer in Somonauk, IL. It was unstyled, late 20 s/early 30 s I think solid flywheel, 2 speed trans. It was on rubber with cement poured into the rear wheels for weight. Any suggestions on how to find this old friend would be gratly appreciated.
    Allan Docherty wrote on Monday, October 29, 2007 (PST):
  • I rebuilt and sold a D that was on steel wheels loved that tractor . I am now redoing a 1948 D to replace it but I need steel front wheels . I am doing it unstyled so I have parts to trade or sell if any onehas a spare set of front wheels , Thank You .
    kyle walters aka JD kid 88 wrote on Saturday, October 27, 2007 (PDT):
  • We also have 10 antique engines.
    kyle walters aka JD kid 88 wrote on Saturday, October 27, 2007 (PDT):
  • We also have 10 antique engines.
    kyle walters aka JD kid 88 wrote on Saturday, October 27, 2007 (PDT):
  • We also have 10 antique engines.
    JD kid 88 wrote on Saturday, October 27, 2007 (PDT):
  • I am 12 and i have been in antique shows for 10 years and my grandpa nad i just finished restoring our 1934 JD d.
    Zach burk wrote on Thursday, September 20, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have a styled d jd i was wanted to know were to put oil in it
    Jeri Nelson wrote on Saturday, September 08, 2007 (PDT):
  • My husband has the opportunity to purchase a 1942 John Deere D, complete. The asking price is 2000.00. Is there a place on the net that gives a general idea of the value of such a machine
    Ronald Meek wrote on Monday, April 02, 2007 (PDT):
  • My 28 D weighed in with my 200 # s at 4,800 with a full tank of gas, rubber treads replaced all steel front and rear. Also have a late 37 -three speed and a 47 styled.
    brad siegmund wrote on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 (PST):
  • I have a 1947 D and am looking forthe linkage for connecting the radiator louvers to the dash control and for a pto and cover. thanx
    Baillie s wrote on Thursday, March 08, 2007 (PST):
  • I have a 1928 model d that belonged to my grandfather and he left it to me. I restored it to the original specs. need to know how much it weighs Can anyone help.
    Gary Stark wrote on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 (PDT):
  • A used 1928 model D was the first tractor my dad owned. It had steel wheels which he had converted to rubber tires. It's bigest drawback was the fact that it had only two forward speeds. He bought another, styled, model D in the mid 40s which had more power (38 drawbar hp) and three speeds forward. It served us well but my dad always wanted more power so he traded it for a new 1949 WD-9 International diesel.
    dan wrote on Tuesday, May 09, 2006 (PDT):
  • what size rear rims do these tractors have. thanks
    charles english sr wrote on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have owned D 103264 for 38 years, also have 131396 & 131407, these two were built the same day that I was born. My most famous D is 131570, It was painted 'Gold LEAF' for the 100 year anniversary of John Deere making his first plow in 1837. My two 1953 Streeters are 191654 & 191661.
    Stan Fender wrote on Saturday, March 18, 2006 (PST):
  • I have a 1953 JD which I purchsed from Delphi, IN, and I restored it and put 16.9-30" tires on it. I also added a dual kit. This is one of my favorites of the several that I have. This model is rare and I would like to hear from anyone who has one. The serial number is 191550. Please email me if you have a 1953 John Deere. Thanks
    J. CLIPPERTON wrote on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 (PST):
  • Darrel S do you have a picture of this D? I am interested in a veiw also interested in $,location,and condition
    Bob Machado wrote on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 (PST):
  • Darrel S. What condition is your 1929D in and what are you asking for it? Also where do you live? Bob
    Bob Machado wrote on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 (PST):
  • Darrel S. What condition is your 1929D in and what are you asking for it? Also where do you live? Bob
    Darrel Springer wrote on Monday, December 26, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a 1929 D on steel that I am wanting to sell
    Jon Amundson wrote on Sunday, October 23, 2005 (PDT):
  • Other than using a timing scope, how does one time the mag to the engine on a John Deere D (1928) with a Wico base mount mag? Please give complete instructions. Thank you!
    Dan wrote on Saturday, October 08, 2005 (PDT):
  • That sure is a nice looking D. I probably wouldn't have painted the belt pulley yellow, but that's just me. It sure would make a good pulling tractor.
    nelson maxwell wrote on Friday, September 30, 2005 (PDT):
  • i'm interested in this beautiful rare jd d my grandpa owns one and i want one too. if you can email me thanks
    david Crowley wrote on Friday, May 06, 2005 (PDT):
  • I am trying to restore a 1937A John Deere tractor. I need a magneto, gas tank and rear tires to name a few. Please contact me with information or these parts,,,David Crowley
    Jim Cook wrote on Monday, April 11, 2005 (PDT):
  • grew up running a late model D. when you pulled it hard, just turn up the water injection to cool the manifold and stop pre-ignition and it would pull with anything. still have the tractor.
    Paul Wheeler wrote on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 (PST):
  • I need a carb for a 1937 Model D John Deere. Any help would be appreciated!
    Darrell Sinclair wrote on Monday, March 14, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a John Deere D for sale the tractor used to be on steel rims and was converted to rubber. the tractor was running when it was parked model and serial # unknown.
    Bill Snowball wrote on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 (PST):
  • Can anyone give me a rough estimate of the value of a restored 1938 JD Model D.
    Jeff Stone wrote on Monday, January 03, 2005 (PST):
  • PARTS NEEDED; for 31 D John Deere, i have a edison mag. I need the clamp thats loosened to adjust timing. parts manual calls it a control arm part number i think is D255R my mag number is T46041 if you can help please email me.
    adrien wrote on Thursday, December 23, 2004 (PST):
  • i would just like to say something to Pete Paseshnik. The name John Deere was the name of the man that indroduced that name so that means that his parents came up with that name.
    Christie Koch wrote on Saturday, November 20, 2004 (PST):
  • Beautiful
    pete paseshnik wrote on Friday, August 20, 2004 (PDT):
  • i would like to know who came up withe the name john deere?and what year the first john deere came out?
    Adrien Woods wrote on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am 17 years old and I got a 1947 d styled and just got it and they are nice tractors to run.
    CHUCK DIXSON wrote on Monday, March 22, 2004 (PST):
    willis freeman wrote on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 (PST):
  • would like info on where to get the dual exhaust kit for the D. i have a streeter D,al934 d on steel,A 1941 D that original, only used to pull a sawmill and another d on spoke wheels.the streeter has duals and was owned by the same family for 50 years before i got it.i have several more john deeres, but i guess i like the sawmill d over my 830. thanks willis
    rob nickel wrote on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 (PST):
  • Dad had a D of similar vintage but on steel, which sat on the old family farm for many year's. A good friend of his helped us to get it going again after Dad passed away, and this gentelman celebrated his 80'th birthday by driving this old D in our towns centennial celebration, that same year. Thank's again Mr J.Fehr Plum Coulee Manitoba Canada, for all the help and support to our family. And mostly for being the true friend you always were, to our Dad. What you did for us in the summer of 2001 will always be remembered, and anyone of us living could count ourselve's very fortunate indeed to have just one true friend such as you John.
    don willers wrote on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PDT):
  • I'm refinishing a '42 D and when sanding the dash to prime and paint,Ifound yellow original paint on the upper half of the front of the dash. The next layer is metal and I think this paint patern was truely original. The tractor came from Canada and also had a decal on the exhaust side of the hood "MANUFACTURED BY JOHN DEERE PLOW CO". Any info would be helpful. Thanks
    larry kretzschmer wrote on Sunday, August 24, 2003 (PDT):
  • looking for john deere D with rubber spoked wheels runable
    rcw wrote on Sunday, July 13, 2003 (PDT):
  • The Super "M" wrote on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 (PDT); God Bless The Farmall Tractor. And have mercy on those green blooded morons. A David Bradly is more dependable than a Deere... I'll be back..."Buddy, ya-all sick in the head....get you education in a calf pen eating manure>>>>
    David Swanson wrote on Sunday, July 06, 2003 (PDT):
  • As a teenager in the 60' I found a rusted up 1935 John Deere D out in somebodies woods attached to a old sawmill. I managed to talk the owner out of it for $35. I and another guy managed to get it to run and I had a lot of fun popping around the farm on it. Sold it in 69 for $50 so I could use the money to buy books for college. Sigh, wish I had kept it. A warning to youthful owners is to not try speed shifting the thing, you can really jam the gear works doing that.
    C. L. Standley wrote on Wednesday, June 04, 2003 (PDT):
  • My father bought his first tractor in 1942, a unstyled 1935 John Deere D. It had steel wheels and two forward gears. The next year, he bought a 1943 Styled John Deere D, again on steel wheels. This tractor had three forward gears and was faster than the older one. This is the first tractor I ever drove, at age five. My father had to keep from over tightening the clutch so that I could drive it from one place to another. I was not allowed to pull anything until I was about nine years old.
    C. L. Standley wrote on Wednesday, June 04, 2003 (PDT):
  • My father bought his first tractor in 1942, a unstyled 1935 John Deere D. It had steel wheels and two forward gears. The next year, he bought a 1943 Styled John Deere D, again on steel wheels. This tractor had three forward gears and was faster than the older one. This is the first tractor I ever drove, at age five. My father had to keep from over tightening the clutch so that I could drive it from one place to another. I was not allowed to pull anything until I was about nine years old.
    C. L. Standley wrote on Wednesday, June 04, 2003 (PDT):
  • My father bought his first tractor in 1942, a unstyled 1935 John Deere D. It had steel wheels and two forward gears. The next year, he bought a 1943 Styled John Deere D, again on steel wheels. This tractor had three forward gears and was faster than the older one. This is the first tractor I ever drove, at age five. My father had to keep from over tightening the clutch so that I could drive it from one place to another. I was not allowed to pull anything until I was about nine years old.
    Colin Kinch wrote on Monday, April 14, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a 1935 John Deere D my Grandfather gave me. It has been sitting in the bush for years. It has rear steel wheels and rubber on the front. Is this original or was there steel on the front as well? Any information on this type of tractor that I am restoring would be greatly appreciated!
    Grant Miller wrote on Friday, February 07, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a John Deere D just like the one pictured above. It is original paint etc.. My Dad farmed with it for 14 years. It is shedded and still runs good. I am interested in selling it. What is it worth? Ph.306 784 2405 or email. grant.miller at
    Hal wrote on Thursday, January 23, 2003 (PST):
  • Guys or Gals, I need help!I'm restoring a 1927 D,I have the books, and have made many inquires as to this problem. The Carb. is a DLTX 3.[ this came on the tractor, as it should]This carb. had a elbow fitting sodered on the carb where the fuel line connected to this fitting.THIS IS INCORRECT. The elbow as shown in the John Deere books, appears to be part of the FLOAT VALVE SEAT.Or maybe the float set was part of the carb.?Do any of you folks have any information or pictures of this float valve elbow?? Thanks Hal
    James wrote on Sunday, January 12, 2003 (PST):
  • I have restored a 1949 D. Would love to do a little tractor pulling. Does anyone makes 9 bolt hubs to lighten the D?
    gary wrote on Monday, September 30, 2002 (PDT):
  • I am working on a D for a friend of mine, could any one tell me if all model D's had the offset front end to run the pully belt, neat idea. great tractor. would like any info, thanks
    Donald Wilson wrote on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 (PDT):
  • First tractor I ever drove, the D, nothing would stop it,I had to stop at the end of the field and turn the wheels and then start again,was a promblem turning around until I got stronger.once some custom cutters was cutting wheat they were told to stay out of the low spot, and they didnt they came and took our JD 70/and the ford tractor/ got them stuck also/as they dint know how to start the D,they came to town and got me. I went and started the D, and then hooked on to the ford,that was chained to the 70 that was chained to the combine,and then pulled the whole mess out !
    Charles Langley wrote on Friday, August 23, 2002 (PDT):
  • I'm from La, and we have a 1933 john deere tractor with steele wheels and the 2 two cyl and the only thing wrong with it it needs to be timed and she will run again we call it JOHNNY "POP". we are about to sell "ole" Johnny and try to buy a new jonn deere 790 model . we didn't want to sell "ole" johnny pop but we have to have a newer madel to mow our property. thanks bigben.
    Denis Michaud wrote on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 (PDT):
  • Hey.....I learned how to dribe a tractor using my father's ''D'', gasoline powered 1949 model with no hydraulics. Clutch was a particular ease in then push for full engage.
    the adelmann boys wrote on Thursday, July 11, 2002 (PDT):
  • My sons are looking along with myself for early year john deere D only because it is our favorite tractor around my boys are happy every time they see any make model year tractor if you have one to sell please make 4 boys happy !!
    Milo Moen wrote on Friday, June 28, 2002 (PDT):
  • My Pop had a 1948 D. It was the best plowing tractor i ever operated. Our farm was in Mapleton, North Dakota, in the Red River Valley. Black Loam soil. Pulled a 4 bottom plow at , if I remember about 4 MPH. Covered a lot of ground in a day. This was my favorite tractor. This was in the late 50's early 60's.
    Candy Westhoff wrote on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 (PDT):
  • Patrick Webb, please contact me if you still have the John Deere D for sale. Thanks
    Phil Gottschalk wrote on Monday, June 03, 2002 (PDT):
  • When did John Deere first introduce electric starting and lights on the Model D tractor? Need an absolute answer on a bet!
    Shane wrote on Saturday, May 11, 2002 (PDT):
  • Does anyone know what the compression should be on a 1942 D?
    Zach Novotny wrote on Thursday, May 09, 2002 (PDT):
  • I can top anything people say because my sister drove our grandfather's John Deere D to Prom.
    Shane wrote on Tuesday, May 07, 2002 (PDT):
  • Does anyone know the compression on a 1942 D? Thanks Shane
    Todd Macoubrie wrote on Thursday, April 18, 2002 (PDT):
  • I just purchased my first '36 D. Could someone point me to where I can find service manuals and operator manuals. I would also like to know where I could find a set of steel wheels. Any info that can be provided about anything concerning the D would be most appreciated.
    James Kurth wrote on Thursday, March 07, 2002 (PST):
  • I'm looking for the inside fender panles for a 1928 JD D
    Patrick Webb wrote on Thursday, February 07, 2002 (PST):
  • FOR SALE JD D on stele. It hasa bit of rust. And I'm asking $600.00 Or trade it for a Allis Chalmers G Thank You
    S. A. Fender wrote on Monday, January 14, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a 1953 John Deere D Serial #191550 which I bought in Northern Indiana, in the year 90 or 91. Which I restored, and put on New 16-9 30s tires. The tractor ran good so didn't have to do any thing to the engine. Recently I got dual stack kit to put on it, and had carb. rebuilt. I have several other tractors but the old D is one of my favorites. I would like to hear from anyone that might have a 53 D. Thank You
    Renata Stump wrote on Monday, January 07, 2002 (PST):
  • I am looking for a 1952-1953 JohnDeere series D. Please write me at this E-mail or at this mailing address. Roger Olds 05900 Pincherry Rd. Charlevoix MI 49720 Thank you
    The Super "M" wrote on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 (PDT):
  • God Bless The Farmall Tractor. And have mercy on those green blooded morons. A David Bradly is more dependable than a Deere... I'll be back...
    Doug Kane wrote on Friday, September 07, 2001 (PDT):
  • Can anyone tell me the selling price new of a 1948 Mod D. I have one and just love the sound it makes when pulling.
    Vernon wrote on Tuesday, June 05, 2001 (PDT):
  • I was just given a 1948 model D. It is stuck. It has no starter, so how where they started?
    Daniel wrote on Sunday, May 27, 2001 (PDT):
  • That looks nice but I need a new seat for my 1925 D it is really nice
    bob wrote on Thursday, May 10, 2001 (PDT):
  • nice looking d except for the yellow clutch cover.
    James wrote on Thursday, May 10, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a "D" I just over hauled the engine I took it to a pull to see what it would do But it smothered out at the starting line
    John T. wrote on Sunday, April 22, 2001 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for an aftermarket mfg. making steel cleats repros. for the D steel wheels.
    John Leque wrote on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for a JD 1947 Model D complete radiator assembly and grill. Also need an exhaust pipe assembly and a battery box. Any help or leads would be appreciated. Thanks, John A. Leque
    Cecil J> Dykes wrote on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a John deere D styled that I would like to sale. I believe it to be a 1947 model .I can veify this with serial number.This D is in very good condition and has been restored,located in Texas Phone 830-606 0838
    dan wrote on Monday, April 02, 2001 (PDT):
  • im looking for a 1924 model d please email me if you have any info and your tractor looked great
    John Swardstrom wrote on Thursday, December 14, 2000 (PST):
  • Looking for pictures and general information on the 1936 model D. I would work all day out in the field doing summerfallow in ND starting when I was 10 years old and not big enough to turn the flywheel and start the tractor. I would also have to push in the hand clutch lever with my foot because I could not reach it by hand. I enjoyed reading the various comments others made here.
    John Sweda wrote on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 (PST):
  • m y father purchased a used model D in 1937,this was to replace
    jack serl wrote on Sunday, December 10, 2000 (PST):
  • I have owned several D`s , still have a 1950 model, I have never seen a D with on-board hydraulics I`m sure you have had several comments on this. just thot I`d add my two cents worth on this....happy holidays....Jack
    randy stark wrote on Saturday, December 02, 2000 (PST):
  • I am look to buy a JOHN DEERE 'D' 1949ish or close in years, must have the standard hydraulic system. A class 5 or 4 not drivable,but not weathered, wrecked or stripped to the point of being useful only for salvage.pic. are a must. thanks rs
    John Sheehan wrote on Sunday, November 05, 2000 (PST):
  • Looking for a unstyled D. Will pay cash, or can trade '39 L parade ready with #7 mower.
    CLARENCE ZIMMERMAN wrote on Thursday, November 02, 2000 (PST):
    Sam wrote on Saturday, October 28, 2000 (PDT):
  • Steve wrote July06/99 about kit to hook two Ds togeather.I made my own kit. Both front axels where removed hydrolic sterring works great . anyone want to purchase it? any one have any ideas as to what to put in the cylinders to help lossen seised engines?
    BOB wrote on Thursday, October 26, 2000 (PDT):
    Donald Ross wrote on Monday, October 23, 2000 (PDT):
  • Here in the Highlands of Scotland we have a 1946 "D" petrol/kerosene bought new, it was used until 1965 as a ploughing tractor. All the local farmers bought tractors with rear likages in the 50's but my grandfather never saw the point of changing a system which worked so well, it was only when tax free diesel came in that he changed his mind.We restored it in 1991 and she goes to the local ploughing match.
    Joe Burkhart wrote on Friday, September 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • Looking for a cast frame for a John Deere 730 PTO shield.
    Grant Chambers wrote on Friday, September 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am restoring a 1929 John Deere D. Can someone please tell me what spark plugs to use in this tractor?
    Blake Tucker wrote on Monday, August 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • Im restoring a 1951 model d and im having a very hard time finding any information on this tractor, can any one help, your help would be greatly rewarding to me thanks bigt.
    Brad wrote on Sunday, July 23, 2000 (PDT):
  • Yes I own a 1950 styled D. Which has a pto, standard form factor. So these two tractors are very far apart.
    Dave G wrote on Monday, June 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • Does anyone know if JD ever painted anything at all red? A friend of mine is restoring a Model D and the flywheel appears to have been painted red, originally. Any help?
    Leonard Zeller Iowa wrote on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 (PDT):
  • I was almost raised on a D. First tractor I ever drove. I have a picture of me on it as a baby. It had the spoke flywheel and it was on steel but my dad changed it over to rubber. A couple of years after it was traded off for an A, I found out from the dealer that he had let some one use it for running a silage cutter at the silo in the fall and they had water in i and one nigght it froze hard enough, forgot to drain it and cracked the block. Like a dummy, I didn't but it right then, and probably could have for a song. Been sick about it ever since these old tractors have been such a collector item. I have a rear hub for it if anyone would want one. My address is 24858 50th st, cresco, Iowa 52136
    Kellee wrote on Tuesday, May 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hi, my dad is looking for the year of his John Deere D, the serial number on it is 80011. Any information about this tractor would be greatly appreciated so please send it to the email address above. Thank you
    Dean Slavick wrote on Monday, April 24, 2000 (PDT):
    Keith Drahn wrote on Monday, March 06, 2000 (PST):
  • Dad bought a 10-year old 1947 D in Hillsboro, Oregon. The dealer drove it 10 miles to our farm but emptied the tank before he got there. Top speed was less than 5 MPH. He laughed until we saw how that big JD would pull an 8' wide tandem disk, set full cut, uphill in top gear. These had a multiple-fuel system that could run gas or diesel. When burning diesel, you could turn on a water injector that pulled from the radiator. Wonderful old machines!
    Kim Smaaladen wrote on Friday, February 11, 2000 (PST):
  • hi, i'm a first time owner of a John Deere Model D. serial # 158654, how do i find out what year it is and if it is styled or unstyled. it sounds funny but the ole girl has a stuck engine, no paint and the tires are horrible, but i fell in love with it at first sight. kinda like finding an old family member. i would also appreciate information on where to find books on restoring this beauty. and no i will NOT paint the flywheel yellow. thank you. kim
    Randall Barnard wrote on Sunday, January 30, 2000 (PST):
  • I have 1949 Model, Serial #183859. My is restored. I am curious what Serial Number this model Is.
    Gilbert Braun wrote on Sunday, January 09, 2000 (PST):
  • My dad andi restored a 1928 D In 1982 and it runs well.We have other John Deere two cylinder tractors and enjoy useing them around the farm. I use all John Deere tractors from an 8630 down to an A. Guys don't paint your pullys yellow it looks goddy.
    Gilbert Braun wrote on Sunday, January 09, 2000 (PST):
  • My dad andi restored a 1928 D In 1982 and it runs well.We have other John Deere two cylinder tractors and enjoy useing them around the farm. I use all John Deere tractors from an 8630 down to an A. Guys don't paint your pullys yellow it looks goddy.
    Danny Rymer wrote on Thursday, December 16, 1999 (PST):
  • I own a 1929 D and have rebuilt it from ground up. It needs painting but never the less it gets a lot of looks at show that I take it to.I think the radiator is heavy alright but if you have never pulled the tranny apart you might think different. It is a work of art to remove and install the Spider set-up in the early D's. Durable and Dependable are the D's
    John Walters wrote on Friday, December 03, 1999 (PST):
  • Steve is right about this D looking nice but to paint the pulley cover yellow is...... (must have had some kind of spell or something).
    jeff wrote on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a 47 D. My dad has a large collection of john deere tractors. he goes out west every year buying tractors.he buys them and I work on them, because he doesnt know how to work on them.I love the sound of a old john deere tractor running, its music to my ears.I think the old john deere 2 cilinder tractors are so simple to work on, I just wish most things were that easy.If any one out there is looking for a certain john deere tractor, my Dad seems to be able to find them.As for a D I feel that they are one of the easyier ones to work on except for having to pull the radiator!!The D has the gutsyist soud of all the john deere tractors in my opinion
    Jason Lehn wrote on Monday, November 08, 1999 (PST):
  • I own a 1927 D that is in great shape except for the missing stering mechanism if anyone has a stering wheel, mount, linkage, and worm gear.
    Tim wrote on Sunday, November 07, 1999 (PST):
  • The Model D was the only John Deere tractor to have a totally enclosed chain drive that ran in oil.
    Bruce Waldvogel wrote on Saturday, September 18, 1999 (PDT):
  • There is a tandem D that is making the plowing match circuit in northeast Illinois & northwest Indiana.It looks a little rough but plows & runs great !
    LANE wrote on Thursday, September 09, 1999 (PDT):
  • On board hydraulics were not standard on any JD D of any year. Later when they came out with a live hydraulic pump to go on a Mod. A , creative mechanical types adapted it to a D.
    Tony wrote on Saturday, September 04, 1999 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a gas tank for a 1959 John Deere utility tractor. Can anyone help?
    Gerry Spoden wrote on Monday, August 23, 1999 (PDT):
  • If anybody nows what year or serial number the "D" changed from spoke flywheel to the solid flywheel E-mail me at spoden at
    Steve wrote on Tuesday, July 06, 1999 (PDT):
  • My dad was a JD dealer in Wheatland, Wyoming for 20+ years. There was a farmer between Slater and Chugwater that had bought a kit to hook two D's together. The seat was removed from the front one and the front end from the rear. The front end then attched to the front tractor where the seat had been. The clutches and throttles were operated seperately from the rear by a linkage arrangement of some type. Steering was done with the front tractor by using a hydraulic power steering kit. Quite an operation to get it all installed, but once it was up and running it would pull like all get out. Has anyone out there seen any kits like this? Just curious.
    Bill wrote on Saturday, July 03, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have a 1929 Model D, I am lookin for an aoriginal picture of one. Mine was my grandfathers it has rubberfront tires now but I am wondering if they were original equipment.
    steve watkins wrote on Monday, June 28, 1999 (PDT):
  • who painted the belt pulley yellow... sombody with to much time on there hands. if you want a picture of a D ill send you one of my 1938 D with twin stacks
    Nick wrote on Wednesday, June 02, 1999 (PDT):
  • I own a '46 model. The D has 501 cubic inches, more than a G. It has 4 hp less than a G. It should make a great pulling tractor.
    bobcat wrote on Saturday, May 22, 1999 (PDT):
  • This tractor looks close to the one I enjoyed driving as a kid on the farm. But in a way, it looks too new. Did it have a hand clutch? And started by turning a wheel on left side of tractor?

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