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Antique John Deere Tractor: JD MC

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Produced from 1949 through 1952, approximately 10,509 of the John Deere MC were built. The average price (new) in 1952 was $2,100. The JD MC is the crawler version of the John Deere Model M. Picture contributed by Ron Mitchell.

JD MC Tractor

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robert wrote on Monday, October 21, 2013 (PDT):
  • I have what I believe to be a 1949-52 JD MC. Serial 19184....I dont know much about the crawler but if anyone has some information on the serial number, please forward it onto me. It runs and all, looks decent and was curious to know what the value of one of these may be. Cheers.
    robert wrote on Monday, October 21, 2013 (PDT):
  • I have what I believe to be a 1949-52 JD MC. Serial 19184....I dont know much about the crawler but if anyone has some information on the serial number, please forward it onto me. It runs and all, looks decent and was curious to know what the value of one of these may be. Cheers.
    Fred Overbay wrote on Monday, October 14, 2013 (PDT):
  • I have a 50 s Model 40 crawler and I love to push dirt around with it. It works great for grubbing small saplings for clearing land and levelling lawns for seeding and grading gravel driveways. The cylinder that raises and lowers the blade is leaking fluid terribly bad and makes for slow work waiting on the blade to move. I took the cylinder off and took it to a parts place that I have gotten John Deere parts from in the past, but I was told today that a rebuild kit is not available from Deere now. I do not know where to turn to now. Can anyone help me Do you know of a supplier for these antique crawlers Thanks, Fred
    Don Angelo wrote on Thursday, September 26, 2013 (PDT):
  • I have a mint condition 1949 MC Crawler. The first year of the Deere-designed crawler. serial #mc-11476 It is a 2 cylinder Johnny Put Put with a factory front end bulldozer blade and a nicely built logging jammer wench on the back. everything works. Crawler has been stored in a shed. I did not repaint because I liked the old look. This is small enough to fit on a car trailer to bring to the tractor shows. I also have the original operator s manual. I was told several years ago it was worth over 10,000 but since the times are a little harder I will sell it for 7,000 I am located in North Central Wisconsin. You can email me for pictures. My Phone # is 715-339-2789 and ask for Don.
    Jack wrote on Friday, September 20, 2013 (PDT):
  • I m looking for a project John Deere MC preferably near Wisconsin , running or not , any condition ,920-905-2663 Thank You , Jack
    jerry van haur wrote on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (PDT):
  • have a nice pair of john deere m tractors one rubber tires one on tracks crawler nice rust free montana tractors 406 350 2201
    Brian wrote on Sunday, June 23, 2013 (PDT):
  • I have a 1954John Deere Crawler MC looking to sell. Located in upper Wisconsin . Please contact me at bkiller at
    Bruce Pierce wrote on Thursday, June 06, 2013 (PDT):
  • i have a 1950 John Deere MC Crawler for sale. been in family since 1968 5,000.00
    Thomas Renner wrote on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 (PDT):
  • Just broke left front wheel and assembley. Does anyone have one Live in SW Washington. Does anyone know the fellow in Grants Pass that has a lot of parts
    Brian MacDougall wrote on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (PDT):
  • Looking to purchase a John Deere Crawler. I live in Maine and very hard to find. Any advice on where the best place to look for one
    GERALYN COVEY wrote on Monday, October 18, 2010 (PDT):
    Sam Kerr wrote on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a JD 420, 430, 440, MC, OR ANY JOHN DEERE CRAWLER OF THIS SIZE Sam Kerr 502 420-8207
    Norm Pals wrote on Saturday, January 23, 2010 (PST):
  • Have a JD MC crawler for sale. Has a 6 ft. dozer blade hydraulics and pto in running condition.
    joe kaczmarek wrote on Monday, September 21, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have a jd 40 crawler which, after the engine is good and warm, boils water out the overflow tube. I recently installed a new after market radiator. Does anybody have some sound advice of why this may be happening
    Joe Kaczmarek wrote on Thursday, August 13, 2009 (PDT):
  • I m looking for a replacement radiator for my 1955 JD 40 crawler. Email me if you know of a replacement source. I would consider selling the JD 40 crawler also for I no longer need it because I m moving from the snow zone of central Oregon.
    Joe k wrote on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have a JD 40 with hydraulic blade which I will no longer need. Moving out of the snow zone. Runs great. Motor rebuilt professionally 3 years ago. I use it mostly to move snow. Make offer.
    Stephen Eugene Mc Quay wrote on Thursday, June 11, 2009 (PDT):
  • Any Mc Parts Contact 701-361-1000 found number on the internet
    Bruce Saunders wrote on Saturday, June 28, 2008 (PDT):
  • I was just given a JD MC Crawler Serial #12849. It needs a little work but it is in running condition.
    Sam Chaplin wrote on Monday, March 10, 2008 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a piece of a equiptment for an MC Crawler it comes with a 1000 blade and I have it, I just need another Piece to use use besides the blade
    Dave Anderson wrote on Monday, December 24, 2007 (PST):
  • I have a 1952 MC. I am looking for steering cluches. I would also lick to find a engine model MC or 40
    ROB wrote on Saturday, December 22, 2007 (PST):
    Sherm wrote on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 (PDT):
  • I am looking for drive sprockets for a MC crawler. Part #TE235YT. Any suggestions? Thanks
    Mark wrote on Monday, May 01, 2006 (PDT):
  • Have a john deere mc restorded with blade for sale 715 474 6729
    john fleener wrote on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 (PST):
  • have a mc crawler that we are looking at selling due to my dad passing away dec 8. we do not know the value of it yet but looking into it. it ran but we broke a brake band on the right track. it is complete with blade and all. pls write if enterested or know of the value than you
    cody harden wrote on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 (PDT):
  • My grandfather bought an earlier model mc in the 60's. we have all the origanal stuff for it, it has never been painted. we also have an m,mt. the m has a one of a kind experimental loader my great grandfather bought in the 50's. your mc is a buitiful crawler!
    Mark Borovich or Jerry Eklund wrote on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a JD MC I am looking for the final drive with hub. Please contact me by email or phone 1 906 932 3435
    JOHN wrote on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 (PDT):
    DC wrote on Friday, March 18, 2005 (PST):
  • Hello, Just purchased a JD MC and I am interested in purchasing a MC-1000 tool carrier. Please contact me if you have one for sale or if you know of one for sale. Thanks!
    R. S. wrote on Monday, February 28, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a JD crawler with blade, Unsure on the year. I overhauled the engine completly, 90% restored, and it works fine. I may be interested in selling/trade. rzs3030 at
    Al wrote on Monday, February 21, 2005 (PST):
  • I know a fellow who has a jd crawler with bulldozer blade He doesn't have internet. If you'd like to write or call, let me know. I think he might sell it. kuntreeboy9 at
    Josh wrote on Thursday, February 17, 2005 (PST):
  • Wanted JD crawler in nice shape that runs good.
    KC wrote on Monday, October 18, 2004 (PDT):
  • Have MC nicely restored runs and drives perfect make offer what is it worth?
    Rob wrote on Sunday, October 17, 2004 (PDT):
  • Say would anyone out their happen To have a good Seat bracket John Deere # AM1341-T and also front idler bracket TE232Y in very good shape please let me know-Rob;
    Dick Thompson aka"Dick's Small Equip Repair wrote on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 (PDT):
  • Have a MC, with Serial #MC18371 in for repairs - Been setting in a barn for about 25 years without starting! Have any recommendations for me?
    Rob wrote on Friday, July 30, 2004 (PDT):
  • Looking for a complete John Deere 1000 tool carrier for my JD_MC and out side blade
    garry bueckert wrote on Sunday, May 02, 2004 (PDT):
  • Ive owned a MC for 10 years,ser# 10124. It has been a real labour of love getting it working properly but now she's working perfectly. I enjoy every moment on it pushing dirt.
    d stalnaker wrote on Sunday, April 25, 2004 (PDT):
  • would like to eather buy or trade for a 40c john deer crawler have a 8n ford that looks a little ruff but runs great
    Kurt Coulombe wrote on Sunday, February 29, 2004 (PST):
  • Has anyone ever seen or put rubber pads on an MC?
    Tim Putt wrote on Friday, February 20, 2004 (PST):
  • I bought a model 40 mc last year running for 1700.00 here in Alaska the only thing missing is the grill, does anyone know where a grill is? I love this little dozer use it every chsnce I get she may be small but strong cant believe its only 18.3 hp.
    David Seim wrote on Friday, January 30, 2004 (PST):
  • I have a 1950 mc bought in 1998 was already restored I use it all the time on my hill side property Great little machine does any one know of a 3pt kit or orginal 3pt set up for tis crawler i have been told that the orchard modle had 3pt ??
    Rob wrote on Friday, January 16, 2004 (PST):
  • Looking for a blade for my John Deere MC---must be complete.I think a #61. Thank you
    JIM WYTIAZ wrote on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PDT):
    Mary A. Hageman wrote on Friday, September 19, 2003 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for some history on a John Deere MC tractor, could someome please find me some information about this tractor ASAP. Thank you so much!!
    Kevin McRae wrote on Sunday, September 14, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a MC 2 cylinder gas with the sin# 19907 I am trying to find the year
    V. Blanchard wrote on Wednesday, April 02, 2003 (PST):
  • Have an early serial number MC crawler, no blade, runs good, comes with disk, plow-single bottom, harrow. Want to sell.
    Bill Hocking wrote on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 (PST):
  • I would like to buy a complete front dozer blade to fit 1950 John Deere MC. E-mail me at mild at
    Lavoy Wilcox wrote on Wednesday, November 06, 2002 (PST):
  • parting out 2 cylinder John Deere crawlers, MC-440ICD, rebushed tracks, new steering clutch parts and more. Visit our website at
    Rob wrote on Monday, October 28, 2002 (PST):
  • Am looking for a John Deere MC in good condishion with working hydralic's for a fair price---have tractor to trade.
    Lee Powell wrote on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 (PDT):
  • I just traded for A JD MC crawler in excellent shape. I enjoy using it very much.
    dick wrote on Saturday, September 14, 2002 (PDT):
  • need hydraulic pump,new,used,rebuilt
    Ron Mitchell wrote on Thursday, August 01, 2002 (PDT):
  • Hi - Just an update on my e-mail address. If anyone is looking for parts, info, or more pics of the resto process, e-mail me direct at Phoenyxx at
    Lauren wrote on Wednesday, July 03, 2002 (PDT):
  • Have a working 1949 John Deere MC crawler with blade and bucket loader. May be interested in selling for a fair price. Located near Yellowstone Park, WY. Please e-mail me.
    jason wrote on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a 1949 John deer mc that i can buy e-mail me at Pretnder108 at
    jason wrote on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 (PDT):
  • Does any body now of any John Deer 630 wide front that is in the mid west thast is good shape.
    Andy wrote on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 (PST):
  • ALL PARTS available for MC crawlers including excellent undercarriage and drive train and sheet metal
    Lavoy wrote on Friday, February 01, 2002 (PST):
  • John, I should have almost any part you would need. E-mail or call 701-281-0398. Lavoy
    JOHN WHITAKER wrote on Friday, January 18, 2002 (PST):
  • like to know of a good used parts supplier for the mc. crawler. and would like to find a repair manual
    Robert Holmes wrote on Thursday, October 18, 2001 (PDT):
  • My Father ownes a MC crawler and has been looking for the drum line for the pto, if anyone know's where we might be able to find one please let us know..
    Lauren Sperry (Male) wrote on Sunday, August 12, 2001 (PDT):
  • I was born in 1948. I remember that in about 1954 my father came driving an MC down the dirt road where we lived. My older brother and I used it around the farm near Appleton City, Missouri until the mid 1960's. The tracks (pins and bushings) were in bad need of repair. My father had started to make the required parts, but never got the job done. In about 1969 my father disposed of the tractor in Independence, Missouri before moving to Hawaii to retire. I do not have any place to use one, but would like to own one at some time in the future. I have fond memories of the one we had when I was young.
    Dave Shumaker wrote on Sunday, July 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a complete air filter unit for a John Deere MC dozer a 1952 model . Here is my email this time Tallhank1 at excite
    Dave Shumaker wrote on Sunday, July 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • I I am looking for a complete air filter unit for a 1952 mc dozer . Plese email if have one in good condition. Thanks Dave
    Joe Hughes wrote on Monday, April 30, 2001 (PDT):
  • My dad and I have a 1946 model M that we restored a few years ago. We are currently working on a 1954 40C. We bought it in January and it was pretty rough. Next week we are tearing down the steering clutches and hope that anything that needs replaced is available at our John Deere store in St. Paul, Oregon joehughes at
    Ron Mitchell wrote on Saturday, April 28, 2001 (PDT):
  • Hi - The MC belongs to me - if anyone has questions or comments, they can contact me direct at phoenyxx at I'm not on here to check very often, but feel free to e-mail me. Thanks, Ron
    Mark Lethbridge wrote on Sunday, April 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • I purchased my MC from my uncle 2 years ago and i'm doing a complete overhaul. The rollers and pins were done by my brother inlaw, and with the help of some good friends machined all new sleeve rollers for the rollers.I have rebuilt the final drives and steering clutchs which one was not working before. I also purchased the last two drive sprokes from John Deere that they had in stock (thats what they told me). Don,t ask how much they were as I live in Canada and had to pay the dollar exchange as well. I had the hyraulic cylinders rebuild by a friend and ordered a kit for the pump from John Deere as well as parts manual. This MC has a #602 blade on it which I believe is newer then the tractor. Next the engine.
    Mike townsend wrote on Wednesday, April 04, 2001 (PDT):
  • I just got my grandfathers mc running after sitting for 8 years. It runs just as good as I remembered, But it will not steer. Does anyone know How I can get it to steer. thank you for any help you can give me
    Ron Mitchell wrote on Friday, March 16, 2001 (PST):
  • Anyone seeking info or comments can e-mail me direct at "phoenyxx at", as I don't get on here very often, but will respond to inquiries, Ron
    Lavoy wrote on Thursday, March 15, 2001 (PST):
  • Parting out John Deere crawlers, MC-440ICD. Also offering track rebushing service, BO Lindeman through early 1010/2010.
    Felix cincotta wrote on Monday, November 06, 2000 (PST):
  • i am looking for an MC in any condition as long as it is complete. i love M series tractors we live on a small farm and would like a small old bulldozer. i was wondering if anybody had one for sale. preferably with a blade but if not just the dozer would do. please e-mail if u have one for sale but i am only 18 so please no rediculous prices
    Claude Belcher wrote on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for a MC. If there any in the Washington state area please I sure would be interested. I have an M tractor and the two would go together well. Let me know
    Otto G Sewald wrote on Wednesday, September 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • Iam looking for a final drive case for a modle 1950 MC.crawler.thanks.
    John Carter wrote on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • What is it? I have crawler that has three rollers but the numbers {67844} shows that it is a 1955. Did thy make a three roller crawler in 55?
    Anthony Campbell wrote on Monday, August 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a John Deere crawler tractor with or without front blade to mow some steep hillsides in northeast Tennessee.
    Ron B. wrote on Sunday, August 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have an old freind who has a 1949 mc still uses it.Someone is interested in buying it. Does anyone know an approximate value? thanks
    Scott McKenzie wrote on Monday, August 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for a #62 blade set up for an MC. I have a 1000 tool carrier blade currently on the crawler complete that I would like to sell if anyone is interested or has a lead on a 62 please drop me an e-mail. Thanks
    Ronald Klenk wrote on Monday, August 07, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a complete model 1100 integreal tool carrier to fit a JD model 40C.
    Doug R wrote on Saturday, June 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • I'am looking for a final drive case with both gears and axle for a 56 40c. Restoring a crawler my Grandfather bought new. Any help will do.
    Darren S wrote on Sunday, May 28, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a ring and pinion for a 52 MC. Are the same gears used in anything else, or are they used only in the crawler? Thanks for your reply, Darren
    Kellee Lumgair wrote on Tuesday, May 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for the year of a JD MC serial number 20294 if anyone has any ideas as to where I can find this information please email me with it. Thanks so much;)
    Gary E. Cole wrote on Friday, May 12, 2000 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for a right outboard IDLER BRACKET, part number TE222Y for a MC tractor, with a serial number 10098. Thanks for any help in locating this part.
    Bruce Jack Edwards wrote on Sunday, May 07, 2000 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for a MC or a 40C to purchase and restore for an exhibit here in SLC. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has a restorable machine for sale or knows of one for sale by someone else.
    Michel Tousignant wrote on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 (PST):
  • My grandfather bought a 40C brand new in 1953. My uncle still has it and uses it as a snow plow in the wintertime. Where in the Montreal area. My uncle just acquired a MC and is actually restoring it. He doesn't have the original engine (a 420 engine I think)and tracks ( he doesn't have the lindeman track) but the crawler is running great. It will get a paint job any day now.
    J C Solberg wrote on Thursday, February 17, 2000 (PST):
  • I am looking for a front idler for a jd 40 c. any help would be very welcome
    R F Bennett wrote on Wednesday, January 05, 2000 (PST):
  • My dad had an MC when I was growing up. It was the greatest toy a kid could have. It broke my heart when he sold it. I still have pictures and the origional manual. Does anyone out there have MC18143?
    John Walters wrote on Friday, December 03, 1999 (PST):
  • I had the opportunity to drive an MC at our spring field day and thought it was rather slow but fun and easy to drive. I took it out in the field and used it to grub out a rather large rock that had been unhooking plows for years. It did not take a lot of time to learn to use the front blade to dislodge the rock. I didn't get a chance to use it on a plow, though other folks did.
    Bobby Harmon wrote on Thursday, December 02, 1999 (PST):
  • How much would a 1930 or around that area did a all purpose farm tractor cost? I am doing a term paper for school on Farm Machinery And I need this information so please send this to me by today if you can!
    Don L. Taylor wrote on Sunday, November 14, 1999 (PST):
  • I'm looking for a clutch for a 1951 John Deere B. Please reply if you know where I can get one.

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