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Antique John Deere Tractor: JD Model B

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The John Deere Model B was first introduced in 1935, one year after the Model A was first produced. It had a smaller engine than the Model A but was still rated as a 2-plow tractor.

JD Model B Tractor

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Comments on this Tractor

DeepwebstuffharXF wrote on Thursday, August 18, 2022 (PDT):
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    VitaminLawZP wrote on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (PDT):
  • badger cuticle care before and after
    Todd wrote on Sunday, February 16, 2014 (PST):
  • Wanting to buy 39 john deere b serial number 60001 or 60000 any help please reply
    ED DOUGLAS wrote on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 (PDT):
  • II have a 1945 mdl A John Deere tractor I want to rebuild and I would like all the information I can get. PICTURES,HOW TO GET PARTS AND WHERE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT WOULD HELP ME. Thanks Ed
    shon wrote on Sunday, June 02, 2013 (PDT):
  • info on a 48 B wiring diagram for 6 volt from generator to all gauges. Thanks.
    Chris Brossart wrote on Saturday, June 25, 2011 (PDT):
  • Have a 1947 b S#206413 grand parents bought new have the org. bill of sale completly restord have over 200 hrs in it .Our 125th in the small town i live in is in 1 week.Woundering if anyone knows where the right placement of thr power-trol decal and drive tractor at safe speed decal goes.thax chris
    chris greer wrote on Monday, April 25, 2011 (PDT):
  • I just traded for a 1952 MDL A john deere. its 100% orignal except its been converted from 6 volt to a 12 volt. I hope to have it running soon. Does anyone have an idea of what this tractor is worth in fair condition
    Bill Lindgren wrote on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PDT):
  • I have a 1939 model B on steel lugs what might be it s value
    Kyle wrote on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PDT):
  • I do not own one of these yet but plan on it. I m turning 16 in a few days so I hope to get a job and buy one. I put in for one in a raffle I got over 20 tickets in it. I hope I got good luck. It needs to be taken apart and rebuilt cuz somethings not allowing it to crank over fully.
    ROD WAGNER wrote on Friday, June 25, 2010 (PDT):
  • I have a 1938 John Deere B that needs restoration. Any ideas on how to sell it or how much it may be worth
    Mark wrote on Monday, May 24, 2010 (PDT):
  • Hello, I have recently aquired a B . I can only read 1 number on the serial number plate, looks like an 8.How else can I determine the year It has no battery box or any other electrics, it is a 6 speed, looks to me like a pressed steel frame, it also has the two fuel tanks and valving. Would any pictures be a help
    Will wrote on Saturday, January 16, 2010 (PST):
  • Hi Gordon, The steering wheel was just another means of attachment on the flywheel to hand start the tractor. I have one and it is an UNSTYLED B tractor and by the way, I am in North Louisiana too. There was a good many of these made. Thanks, Will
    Gordon Donahoe wrote on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 (PST):
  • My dad and his brother had an old B, I beleive about a 49 model. I have never seen another like it in that its distinguishing mark was an open flywheel. If the starter failed, which it often did they always removed the steering wheel from the steering column and attached it to the opening in the fly-wheel, thus giving them a circular wheel by which to crank the tractor. When it cranked, they would remove the steering wheel, remount it to the column and take off. Any info. about production numbers of this model and any other info would be helpful. This was in North Louisiana.I have never seen another B like it and would like to know. There couldn t have been many build like this.
    Al Sweeneyi wrote on Thursday, December 03, 2009 (PST):
  • I bought a 1949 B johndeere that didnt run i enjoyed rebuilding it now like to go for rides with my 6 yearold daghter and use it for plowing snow with it
    Ron Sa wrote on Thursday, October 22, 2009 (PDT):
  • Did the earliest B s have a center fill fuel tank If so, for how long Thanks.
    Dan Lively wrote on Saturday, October 17, 2009 (PDT):
  • I m trying to locate a family tractor. My grandfather bought new a 1941 John Deere B S/N 107679. It was traded in the mid-late 70 s to a JD dealer in Buckland MA. Any help locating this tractor is greatly appreciated.
    jack jenkins wrote on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PDT):
  • In 1952 I was a young man of 18 yrs. I went to Wisconsin to help my father farm. We had only one tractor, and it was a 41 styled B john Deere. We farmed 160 acres with that tractor, and used it exclusively for everything.It was the old hand crank type and even tho it was super cold outside that little popper always started.We had a style 44 trip plow with 2-14 bottoms, it did all the jobs it was designed for.I am now 76 and looking for a Cherry condition late 50 model A. With 3 pt hitch
    Mark Croasmun wrote on Sunday, February 22, 2009 (PST):
  • I have a 50 and my son has a 44 JD B. I m trying to get as much info on the tractors as I can date of manufacture, dealer and area sold, etc. I have been looking for my granddads 48 JD B for a couple of years, the tractor was in Vallier, Pa. and was sold in the early 80 s
    Tommy Bruner wrote on Friday, January 02, 2009 (PST):
  • Hello, I m looking for a picture of an original complete three point hitch for the John Deere model A tractor, do you have oany or know where to find them All I have been able to find is aftermarket ones. Thanks, Tommy
    Harry wrote on Thursday, January 01, 2009 (PST):
  • I have a Model B that once was my fathers. I is in bad shape thou. I will have to completely restore the tractor. Have driven this tractor and plowed with it. Love the old tractor.
    David Cotton wrote on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 (PDT):
  • Trying to locate my grandfathers 1935 B. Serial number is 5441 or 6602. Please contact me with any info on these serial numbers. Dave Cotton, Oregon, MO. 660-446-2357
    Kirk Flammang wrote on Sunday, April 20, 2008 (PDT):
  • I am looking for the late model B that my Dad owned. It was traded into J L Implement in Sioux City, IA. in 1967. It was believed to be a late 1949 or early 1950 model. It has square axle housings, roll-a-matic, and the early-style hydraulic valve with the knurled nuts. Any help in locating the tractor would be appreciated. My phone number is 712-239-1643.
    m.a.dauer wrote on Monday, March 31, 2008 (PDT):
  • have a john deere tractor model B S#b64973 very good shape,need to find out what s it worth
    Mark Baker Springville,In wrote on Sunday, February 24, 2008 (PST):
  • Have a 41 B John Deere my dad bought in 65.ser#B105182 I would like to know if anybody could tell me where it was shipped new and who bought it. Plus any other information. THANKS
    Brett wrote on Sunday, February 03, 2008 (PST):
  • I have John Deere A 1941 starter on top of fly wheel slant dash .It all so has the D head lights on it . It runs and some of the tin is missing. I am not going to restore it what do you think it is worth
    Phil Scott, Byers,Co. wrote on Thursday, January 24, 2008 (PST):
  • I bought a B John Deere recently and the serial number plate is missing.Could anyone tell me if I can find a number somewhere to tell me the year Has a pan seat, no electrical. Talk to my J.D. dealer and we think it might be a 47 or 48. Any help would be appreciated.
    mike bain wrote on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 (PST):
  • can anyone tell me the going rate for a restored B model 1941
    Bill Williams wrote on Monday, December 03, 2007 (PST):
  • I am looking for a JD B in central Missouri. Any help out there
    Baby got back wrote on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 (PST):
    Jim Iverson wrote on Sunday, July 29, 2007 (PDT):
  • How do I remove the sector gear on a 1952 B John Deere tractor The I T shop manual suggests using a wheel knocker to do this if what is a wheel knocker
    Glenn Peterman wrote on Friday, July 13, 2007 (PDT):
  • I m trying to learn the secret of successfully and continously starting a 1937 unstyled B. Some days I can walk right up to it and get it to start on the first crank. Other times not as easy. Any suggestions
    jdboy94 wrote on Sunday, June 17, 2007 (PDT):
  • I am restoring a JD unstyled B and the serial number is 65140. I know its either a 1937 or a 1938 model. If anyone knows for certain witch year it is, please contact me. thanks!
    Zachary Oursler wrote on Sunday, June 03, 2007 (PDT):
  • It is my sconde favorite modle.
    john washer wrote on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 (PDT):
  • I learned to drive on dad's "B" . Im 40 yrs old now, dad's still going at it at 81, but we need to find a rim for the front. inch by about 4 1/2. Can anyone help
    Welby wrote on Monday, October 23, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have a 1940 JD 'B'. I'm trying to decide wether to sell it or restore it. It is missing the starter - know where I could find one?
    angie cupp wrote on Thursday, September 28, 2006 (PDT):
  • My husband has a 720 John Deere he is in the process of restoring and he would like a diagram or picture to show where the exact placement of the decals should go. Thanks a lot.
    Jarad wrote on Thursday, September 07, 2006 (PDT):
  • I just recieved a Styled John Deere Model 'B' and not sure what year this tractor is,as my grandad passed away in 1979 nobody knows anything about this tractor. I am in the process of restoring it. It is almost unbelieveable, this tractor has set outside for the last 30 years atleast and not run in the past 20 years and the motor is not stuck. needs paint new tires decals both axle shafts,as the previous owner cut them off to fit into his barn.anybody with any information or restoration tips please feel free to contact me. Thanks alot
    Steve B wrote on Thursday, August 17, 2006 (PDT):
  • Looking for a B or similar in running condition, appearance is not important. I'm in Pennsylvania. Is there any 2 cyl smaller than the B?
    Jim wrote on Sunday, August 06, 2006 (PDT):
  • Whats a good crankcase oil to use in my 47 B?
    Danny Wright wrote on Saturday, July 29, 2006 (PDT):
  • Looking at a JD 1939 slant dash #74696 please let me know anything you can about this tractor. thanks
    Rudy Carlson wrote on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have a 49 JD Model B that I bought/received for graduation which needs a complete restoration. Iím learning as this is my first tractor and would like to restore it to near original condition. The tractor runs great except for one problemÖone wheel needs to be replaced. I am looking for a pressed steel wheel with rim. I have a 9-hole wheel that is 10-inches wide for a 10-38 tire. It has the hand holds in it which Iíd prefer, but Iíd also take the solid style AND if I can find a wheel, tube and tire as a unit in good condition, so much the better. Iím located in Wisconsin and am willing to travel some to pick it up. If you have what Iím looking for or know of somebody who does, please email me with information. Thanks.
    Cory B wrote on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (PDT):
  • I live in Chardon and am 13 and my freind thats 17 has a 1944 model B, a 194? model M that they are not sure what year it is. He also just got a 1943 model a.We are going to look at a 1942 model b for me but it has no sheet metal so if anyone has some or can get me some email me at CBevin43 at Thanks alot P.S- GIT-R-DONE
    Mike Staber wrote on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have a JD-B 1948 in mint condition all new tires and wide front end .....Whats it worth ??
    grant setty wrote on Saturday, March 25, 2006 (PST):
  • floyd this b your talking about sounds like it would be worth 500 check the tin work and if its good i would buy it for sure
    grant setty wrote on Saturday, March 25, 2006 (PST):
  • floyd this b your talking about sounds like it would be worth 500 check the tin work and if its good i would buy it for sure
    Mark Duchin wrote on Saturday, March 25, 2006 (PST):
  • I am looking for a steering column for a 1951 Model B. Are there any for sale out there
    Grant Setty wrote on Sunday, March 19, 2006 (PST):
  • I am interested in buying a B and wanted to know if it would be a good tractor to fix up and put around town with thanks.
    TODD wrote on Monday, March 13, 2006 (PST):
    Wes wrote on Monday, March 13, 2006 (PST):
  • My Dad and I just purchased a 1950 B, I love the tractor, it starts easier than most of our field tractors, and it's so fun to show off to my relatives!! I love this Tractor!
    nan wrote on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 (PST):
  • I am in the process of getting a JD Model B unstyled.How do I go about finding the year and any history on this particular one.So far all we can see of the serial number is B and 5 digits, the first one is either a 3 0r 5. Any info would be greatly appreciated as I am trying to get it as a surprise for my father. Thanks.
    Aaron Pratt wrote on Sunday, February 12, 2006 (PST):
  • I have been thinking about buying a JD 50. I was wondering if a "50" and a "B" would be the same size frame etc. Because my grandfather has a B and has cultivators, and a sickle bar mower. I was wondering if the cultivators would be able to fit. So please email me to let me know if they are the same size. Also I would like to put a bucket on the 50. Let me know if anyone is selling one.
    george hawkins jr. wrote on Friday, February 03, 2006 (PST):
  • I have a 1936 model b,also a 1950 mt,also a 1952 model bw, the front wheels are set at max width on the bw,can anyone tell me how the bolts come out out of front steer so can set wheels narrower.
    george hawkins jr. wrote on Friday, February 03, 2006 (PST):
  • I have a 1936 model b,also a 1950 mt,also a 1952 model bw, the front wheels are set at max width on the bw,can anyone tell me how the bolts come out out of front steer so can set wheels narrower.
    Curt wrote on Saturday, January 28, 2006 (PST):
  • I have a set of carrying wheels from a 40 B that bolt on to skeleton steel wheels for driving in parades or whatever you have in mind 701-640-4324
    Dan Ajax wrote on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 (PST):
  • I am looking for the value of a 1950 model b FACTORY WIDE FRONT. Please help? Not a high crop. It does not have 42 inch wheels either. HELP.
    Josh wrote on Monday, October 10, 2005 (PDT):
  • Im looking for a unstyle A or B hand start. It don't have to be that great osshape. Want it to just to have to play with And not that much. It could be in a tree row or even in a barn don't matter. Thanks Josh
    Anthony Kretowicz wrote on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 (PDT):
  • Nelson,are you referring to the slant dash model B?
    Nelson Maxwell wrote on Friday, September 30, 2005 (PDT):
  • i was wondering a reasonable price on this "B". if you can call me at 937-397-4694.
    Anthony Kretowicz wrote on Sunday, September 18, 2005 (PDT):
  • Just bought a freshly restored 1940 model B slant dash with no electrics at all. Hand start model. Have been told that a slant dash B with no electrics is indeed a rare bird. At any rate, I do love her.
    Joe wrote on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 (PDT):
  • I just purchased a 1950 "B" last month. This is my first tractor. It was partially restored. I am having a lot of fun with it.
    Mark W. Opp wrote on Thursday, September 01, 2005 (PDT):
  • I am looking at purchasing a 1948 JD B Tractor at an auction sale. what would be a reasonable price to pay. It is in excellent condition.
    jim lee wrote on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 (PDT):
  • my dad owns a 3 wheel atv type vehical. he says it is a farmall built inthe 60s.he wants to restore it but can find no info on it. Please help. all is in good shape but motor is frozen up. i think i can replace piston and ring but do not know engine mnfr.
    Barry McLamroc wrote on Thursday, August 25, 2005 (PDT):
  • I've owned this tractor for 15 years and have enjoyed it. It is unstyled and has a long hood and all purpose engine
    Barry McLamroc wrote on Thursday, August 25, 2005 (PDT):
  • I've owned this tractor for 15 years and have enjoyed it. It is unstyled and has a long hood and all purpose engine
    Jean Christensen wrote on Monday, August 22, 2005 (PDT):
  • We have model B John Deere tractor with the serical number 231221. Could you please tell me what year it was made and the approximate value with it being in good condition. Are there many buyers for this tractor?
    bob wrote on Friday, August 19, 2005 (PDT):
  • Ican remember working for a neighbor who had a 1950 B. It wasn`t a pleasant experience. The constant popping of the engine was almost deafening. the B also seemed to be so light in the front end making it easy to rear up on the hind tires.
    J Linneman wrote on Saturday, July 23, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a 1951 B with rollomatic that I have restored now. I sure miss farm life from long ago. When I was a yougin on a Wisconsin dairy farm Dad had 1950 B. That tractor had to do all the work for years. I spent countless hours driving that sweethart cultivating, cutting hay, plowing,disking and combining with a John Deere 12A with LUC engine. That tcactor sure proved then atage that Nothing Runs like a Deere. When I have a bad day I go home and hug my Deere FIRST.
    Charles E. Johnson wrote on Saturday, May 28, 2005 (PDT):
  • I would like to buy a 1952 Mdl. "A" JD. Roll-O-Matic/Cast Iron Hubs. Powr-Trol, Running, Restored or restorable, Good sheet metal,All Fuels Optional. Central Texas area or with-in 300 miles. Thanks.
    sherri Galbreath wrote on Sunday, May 08, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a JD Model B tractor that still runs and am trying to restore it. I am looking for 2 used 13.6-38 tires some were in Texas. I'm willing to make a road trip to get them. If you have some or know someone willing to sale a pair please email me w/ info.
    Tim Lam wrote on Friday, April 29, 2005 (PDT):
  • I just got a 1947 Model B. It's a two point hitch, however. Does anyone know if the two-to-three point conversion kits you see on the Internet will work for a Model B JD?
    CRAIG FORREST wrote on Saturday, March 12, 2005 (PST):
    Gail D Cox wrote on Friday, February 25, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a hand start model B john deere. can I make it elect start? If so where would I find Parts and at what cost?
    Andy Mulligan wrote on Sunday, February 20, 2005 (PST):
  • I would like a model B around 1952 if you have one and are willing to sell it I will see if I would like it. I would like one that has not been restored
    trent hoyer wrote on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 (PST):
  • i also have a 560 farmall for sale
    trenton hoyer wrote on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a john derre b about a 50 model i would like to sell if any one may be interested.
    Larry Seabaugh wrote on Sunday, January 30, 2005 (PST):
  • Need help son-in-law rebuilding carb on a B John Deere needs Carb adjustments for DLTX13 please email adjustments or let me know where I can find this info. thanks so much and happy Deereing to all.
    RONNIE STOUT wrote on Sunday, January 23, 2005 (PST):
  • I want to buy your model A or B IM in the TEXAS hill country and ILL haul it myself ,all tractors considered from mint to junk........thanks please e mail me and tell me about your tractor and leave your phone # and ILL get back to you,thanks again.
    Joseph B Brearley wrote on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 (PST):
  • In 1967 i bought a 1935 model B sn 1861 with a one bottom plow and have been useing it until about 199. It still runs and has been under cover. Looks good,Good rubber.Im moving to Florida and need to sell.First $3000 takes both.
    Blake Jones wrote on Friday, January 07, 2005 (PST):
  • I just purchased a very complete model B for 800.00 It didnt have a serial# plate. The owner said it was a 52model. It has round axle tubes. I thought from 50 to 52 the tubes were square. Any information on how i can determine the year model with out a serial # plate would be appreciated.
    Brent Christopher wrote on Thursday, January 06, 2005 (PST):
  • I am looking to purchase A B-Model
    Brett Cook wrote on Sunday, January 02, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a 1937 John Deere hand start unstyled A that runs. I have done some work to it, however it still needs paint; asking $2,300.00. I also have a 1952 John Deere B for parting out or total sale $650.00.
    Brett Cook wrote on Sunday, January 02, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a 1937 John Deere hand start unstyled A that runs. I have done some work to it, however it still needs paint; asking $2,300.00. I also have a 1952 John Deere B for parting out or total sale $650.00.
    Jeff Cole wrote on Sunday, November 21, 2004 (PST):
  • I am in the process of buying 2 JD model A tractors in rough shape. I'm planning on restoring one of them, the other for parts. These tractors have the narrow front end but I would like to put the wide end on. I am new to this restoring business and wondering if parts are hard to get for these tractors. Would like suggestions and any toher help I can get. Thanks Jeff
    Don Williams wrote on Tuesday, November 09, 2004 (PST):
  • Sorry my e-mail address is dwilliam at Thanks
    Don Williams wrote on Tuesday, November 09, 2004 (PST):
  • I am in the process of restoring John Deere 1950 model B. I looking for right side front grill and a battery box. If anyone has these for sale,please e-mail me Thanks
    Gayle Cyrulik Sr. wrote on Monday, October 11, 2004 (PDT):
  • I own two John Deeres, model "B". The 1941 is a handstart and the 1951 is a electric start. Both tractors are in excellent condition. I show my tractors at tractor shows, as I belong to Abe Lincoln antique tractor club here in central Ill.
    Kyle Criswell wrote on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 (PDT):
  • This Model B is a beautiful tractor. My father used to have a 720 but had to get rid of it. Myself I have a Mini Moline R. I would love to own an older John Deere tractor.
    Dan C. Wiebe wrote on Thursday, September 09, 2004 (PDT):
  • Got 2 1941 Model B's in Maryfield in South East Saskatchewan, Canada. I restored one and my friend reg Penner just completed the restoration of the other one. They look great in the local parades and are fun to drive.
    Tyler wrote on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 (PDT):
  • A "B" John Deere just does't run on diesel fuel! Remeber to add regular fuel with it.
    Tyler Hermann wrote on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 (PDT):
  • If you are going to add diesel fuel with regular fuel, remember to add the fuel with the diesel!
    Tom Staggs wrote on Monday, August 16, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a John Deere B tractor I am looking for someone in the Little Rock Arkansas area that has a John Deere tractor club or might be interested in purchasing this tractor
    Belinda French wrote on Monday, August 02, 2004 (PDT):
  • We have a John Deere B that belonged to my Husbands Grandfather. We are trying to find 36" rear rims for it. Any suggestions? Please email us. Thanks
    mike iott wrote on Sunday, July 18, 2004 (PDT):
  • I was 8 years old when my mom bought my dad a 1943 johndeere b now I am 13 and we have 4 b's 2 styled and 2 unstyled they all run good and like paraids. we have so meny even my 9 year old brother has a 1940 b all restored
    John T. Key wrote on Monday, June 21, 2004 (PDT):
  • My father had a 1952 model b i plowed on this tractor for 8 years as a teenager he sold it in 1976 and bought a 2240 we are looking for one now if you have any information on finding one i wish you would e-mail thank you for your time and trouble. john t key
    steve gainey wrote on Saturday, June 19, 2004 (PDT):
  • as a young feller my dad had a b. think it was a 52. we used it for all our heavy work. sure wish i could find it today. i still use john deere tractors on my farm.
    Derek Benhardus wrote on Thursday, June 03, 2004 (PDT):
  • do you know anyone who owns a 1945 john deere B near minnesota? if so please let me know. must be a 45 thanks Derek
    Harry Moore wrote on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am working on a 1950 model B. I would like some info on what the levers are & do. They are located on the steering column. It almost starts, but need to know more about the levers at the present time. Thanks.
    Randy Frazier wrote on Thursday, April 29, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am in the process of restoring a 48B. I would like to locate a club around the Dallas,TX. area for parts and resto info.
    Earl Marlatt wrote on Sunday, April 18, 2004 (PDT):
  • I would like to know what causes oil to come out of the front of the fan shaft on a Model B. Replaced the bearing and it still happens. Any ideas? Also need a fuel shutoff valve for this tractor. It's still used for farm work and need to get it fixed....Thanks!
    Bobby Davis wrote on Saturday, March 13, 2004 (PST):
  • I now own a 1947 model B John Deere tractor,serial # 201828. Can anyone help with information on where it was sold and who first owned it. Thanks to anyone who can help.
    Premier_industries wrote on Friday, January 23, 2004 (PST):
  • If any one here is looking for a front hitch to fit on these tractors please E-Mail me for details. premier at
    Austin Miles wrote on Monday, January 05, 2004 (PST):
  • My grandad and I bought a B from a man in Sweetwater, TX. The serial number is #170719. We think it is a 1945 year model. If anyone can help, please e-mail me. Thanks.
    chuck smith wrote on Friday, December 26, 2003 (PST):
  • HAVE 1937 JD A WITH A ROUND SPOKE REAR WHEEL AND A flat spoke rear wheel. Want to swap flat spoke for round spoke. /consition of the wheels is very good.
    G.W. Ruppert wrote on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 (PST):
  • I inherited a 1937 B from my father who in turn bought a 51 B for 750. The old 37 starts with one crank of the wheel. I would like to find either a round or a flat spoke wheel for it. I have one of each on it right now.
    earl kerr wrote on Thursday, December 04, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a 1947 b deere in top shape looks and runs tip top shape it is for sale 4500 dollars or best offer by dec. 22 1903 address 8383 ramona blvd. jacksonville florida 32221 or phone 904-786-2617 earl kerr
    Janine Jackson wrote on Monday, December 01, 2003 (PST):
  • My uncle just inherited a 1952 Model B John Deere Tractor with serial number 201000. It has only been used a few times and is practically in mint condition. I would like to find out if anybody here can give me an estimate on what they think it's worth, email lucky_charm13_ at or im_not_soylent_green at
    Dan Lyon wrote on Thursday, November 27, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a 1940 "B", I sold my bass boat for it(best end of the deal). I have completely gone through it and have a 2 bottom/steel plow & a complete quicktatch cultivator($ auction with orig. man.)I have plowed with her and she runs great. You just can't beat the old Iron. Next summer I'll take it on a 100 mile ride through Illinois, Tractorcade. Keep on poppin'
    Merle wrote on Friday, November 21, 2003 (PST):
  • I still own the B my grandfather bought new in January, 1948 (SN 219473). It has worked it's entire life on our place and still proudly pulls a hayrake every summer. It now has several newer model stablemates, but was the only tractor we had from 1948-1965. Four generations of our family have used the B and the 5th will be soon.
    Scott Bartlett wrote on Saturday, September 20, 2003 (PDT):
  • I need two front wheels for a JD B. If anyone knows a souce for original or aftermarket rims, I would greatly appreciate it.
    ADAM BOMB wrote on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 (PDT):
    Rich wrote on Saturday, August 30, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have one question to all of you, that is any info on a 1937 B.O. for restoration?
    Mike wrote on Thursday, July 10, 2003 (PDT):
  • My grandfather originally farmed with horses, when he was introduced to a John Deere model B he switched over to John Deere tractors. My dad was rasied on these tractors and now me and him are restoring them. So i was wondering if anyone new what the original decals where and where they went. I noticed the "H" has "Model H" writin on the seat and that lead me to questioning.
    Stan wrote on Saturday, June 07, 2003 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for a 1948 B or a 50 that's been completely restored. I've got the cart before the horse, I bought a frame mounted buzz saw in near new shape that will fit either.
    joe wrote on Sunday, February 23, 2003 (PST):
  • In 1949 my Dad bought a new model B,and new vanbrunt grain drill,for 1350.00 and traded in his early styled B my Dad's uncle liked the 49' B so much that the next spring he bought a new B my uncle had the B until the mid 60's when the tractor was sold. then in december of 2002 the farmer who bought the tractor was gracious enough to sell it back to me for the price he bought it for, and now I'm back in groove of tractor restoration. and some day it will be my son's fun.
    ron folck wrote on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a early b with single front wheel and want to know when they came out with two wheels on the front?
    Jerry wrote on Monday, January 20, 2003 (PST):
  • Just inherited a John Deere B - was told by my uncle it was a 38 - not sure- does anyone know where to find the serial numbers to research. also, got a John Deere 40- thinking about selling both- they both run great and have not been restored. Ay help would be nice.
    Harold Newcomb wrote on Sunday, January 19, 2003 (PST):
  • I am looking for a 1947 Model B to restore. Would like to find it in Florida.
    Timothy McDaniel wrote on Wednesday, December 25, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a John Deere Tractor Model B Year 1935 Serial Number 3623 fully restored. I would like to know who the first owner if this tractor was; also, I would like to know the city and state it was first shipped to. If there is a way possible, could you tell me how much it is worth.
    Ron Truax wrote on Saturday, December 21, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a 1937 John Deere B with adjustable rear rims. Can anyone tell me about these rims. Were they avalable on the B,or did they come off some other tractor? Any info. would be helpful.
    rob nickel wrote on Saturday, December 21, 2002 (PST):
  • I'd like to know why on earth there's no JohnDeere A forums on this website?
    Kaleb wrote on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 (PST):
  • I am lookig for a running unstyiled B for $2,000 or less.
    mike wrote on Friday, November 22, 2002 (PST):
  • I bought a '44 (war time) B this summer totaly restored And runs like a top For $600.00. I take it on ractor rides that we have. It is so muck fun. I have to say that it is one of the best investments that i have made.
    darrell satchell wrote on Wednesday, November 06, 2002 (PST):
  • hey did they ever get these tractors straightened out? were these the only lemons that farmall produced?
    Bob Lewis wrote on Monday, November 04, 2002 (PST):
  • Need to know the location of this tractor and a price..Am interested.
    HARLAN HARNAR wrote on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 (PST):
    RICHARD MOORE wrote on Thursday, October 17, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a 1942 B that was a gift from my father in law. I had set up a three point hitch on it and it worked perfectly until i hit a big bump and bounced the box scraper that was in the raised position. Since then it won't hold lift pressure unless you provide lift from the pump. Any ideas on what I broke would be appreciated. I love this old tractor.
    Cory Mayfield wrote on Thursday, October 17, 2002 (PDT):
  • Fucking cool man!
    Gwen wrote on Monday, September 30, 2002 (PDT):
  • My husband has a John Deere B that he is looking to sell. What is the tractor worth? How do we find out what year it was manufactured? It is in excellent condition, it's been stored in the garage, while my car sits outside!! We've recently sold our ranch and we would really like to sell it. If anyone can help us out, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
    Tim McGinty wrote on Friday, September 27, 2002 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a model A or B John Deere which is running or restorable.
    Keith wrote on Monday, August 05, 2002 (PDT):
  • My neighbor is having a auction and has a modle B John Deere. I have no ideal what it is worth. It runs and has good paint. Can you help.
    Clint wrote on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 (PDT):
    Zach wrote on Monday, July 15, 2002 (PDT):
  • I was looking at buying a JD A but im not sure what year it is. It has the slanted dash where the gages are, I was wondering if someone could tell me know inbetween what year it is. Any information would surely be appreciated thank's.
    r.nickel wrote on Friday, July 05, 2002 (PDT):
  • Have a 1941 JD A that's seemed to have gotten her engine stuck somehow? Was fine until I moved it here to the coast of BC, and was wondering how to tell if she's got a blowin head gasket or not? The oil leaking out of her looked real watery and gray so I'm thinking this is probably the case? Is it a big job to replace the headgasket on an old girl like this or can a rookie like myself handel it without too much trouble? Any info would surely be appreciated thank's.
    Ron Komar wrote on Sunday, June 09, 2002 (PDT):
  • Have 51 B( mint) runs and looks new, refurbished about 4 years ago belong to Western NY Two Cylinder club drive in many parades, believe it or not pull 3-14" plows full depth in third gear
    Don Miller wrote on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have had a 47B for 15 years or more. I have replaced the Rods with Inserted Bearings and completely built the eng. Use it every year to plow and Bushog at the hunting club. I enjoy it veery much all I need to do to restore it is paint and the paint is not all that bad now.
    R. Hughes wrote on Monday, May 20, 2002 (PDT):
  • Owner of 1937B (brass tag) totaly origional. Sort of a neat tractor, at least it sounds neat when it's running & it runs like a charm!! semper-fi!!
    Jack Kerr wrote on Sunday, April 21, 2002 (PDT):
  • You have a very nice B. Plus it's a single front wheel. I have a 1941 B. No more work just a show toy now.
    Damon K. McIntire wrote on Monday, April 08, 2002 (PDT):
  • Im looking for one items. One is the front piece that goes over the top of the grill right in front of the radiator cap. I believe I have a 52 model B, but not sure. How can I tell. Also, this tractor has hydrolics, but it is not a standard 3 point hitch. It looks like a cultivator lift. Can this tractor be fitted with a 3 point hitch somehow? My email is mdamon at Thanks, Damon K. McIntire
    break dancin bob wrote on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (PST):
  • john deeres can only be delt with twice once to drive and once to fix
    Eli C. Gingerich wrote on Thursday, March 14, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a 1939 B I bought it from my uncle when he had his sale in 1974. My Dad had this B when I was a young kid and I used it oround the farm. Dad bought it from a neighbor that bought it new. I'm almost finished restoring it, I'm so happy with it
    David Mohr wrote on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 (PST):
  • WE have two B's, a 39 and a 41, both are styled. Neahter run but me and my dad hope to get the 41 running soon. If we do I'll put pictures of it on the internet. Well gato go sea ja.
    Leon Jenkins wrote on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 (PST):
  • Could'nt wait till I was big enough to run our neighbors big JD-A. Helped load a huge load of chicken manure, heaped up on the spreader. The field was down hill in n.e. Penna. I was spreading in "high" gear, full throttle, started bouncing so thought I'd better apply a little brake. was I ever startled when I slowed a little and the govenor kicked in and away I whent making several atemps to grab the throttle and finally getting under control. I guess you know I never spread in high gear again. Shore would love to have that "old John" now to restore.
    James Howey wrote on Saturday, February 16, 2002 (PST):
  • Short question. BW, does this stand for wide front?
    Jack Jenkins wrote on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 (PST):
  • Have owned 2 Model B John Deeres.One in 1953, and one in 1975. Both were 1941 models.I have to say they were dependable,cheap to operate,never failed to start tractors.Ive plowed many hours with 2-14 bottom plows and even tho my back would kill me it was always a pleasure to listen to that old faithfull 2 banger.
    dixie wrote on Saturday, January 19, 2002 (PST):
  • I would like to know how much to ask for a 1949 Model B JD tractor. It is in working condition. Any reply would be appreciated. This tractor belongs to my dad and I would not like to see him sell it for too little. Thanks!
    The Super "M" wrote on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 (PDT):
  • A team of mules are more dependable than a John Deere! Farmall Forever! A Farmall could run circles around a Deere! John Deere is just a name without power to back it up.
    Bud Ferguson wrote on Saturday, September 08, 2001 (PDT):
  • I just purchase a 1936 Model B Unstiled John Deere which is all restored. I feel proud of this tractor
    monte wagner wrote on Sunday, September 02, 2001 (PDT):
  • I just found A Model B sitting out in the weeds on A farm in IN plan on total restoration all the sheet meatl is rusted out and missing carb lots of work ahead SN from what I seen is B8868 open for all help comments
    Derek Klein wrote on Sunday, August 19, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a 1950 B and I am restoring it. It runs great. I like the old horse. I need a good hood. nothing fancy. no rust holes like mine.
    Blake Partridge wrote on Sunday, August 12, 2001 (PDT):
  • I just got a 1951B-JD and I am fixing it up. If any body out there has got front grills, I am looking for a good set.I am also looking for a battery box and a manifold. (Gasoline only type)The tractor at the start of the page looks great, I hope mine looks that good.
    Brian wrote on Saturday, August 11, 2001 (PDT):
  • Check out the john deere section of my website. Its under different tractor companies. thx
    tom wrote on Friday, August 10, 2001 (PDT):
    Bruce Marshall wrote on Thursday, August 09, 2001 (PDT):
  • John Deere B, Brings back memories. Safety is the one that stands out the most. In 1957 running in 6 gear, throttle wide open, I decided to turn into the hay field. Well let me tell you, when the rear inside wheel decided to lift from the ground I knew it was time to get off the tractor!! HOW??!! Never had to leave in a hurry before and all I saw was the big rear tires beside me. Had to jump over them somehow. I released the steering wheel, grabed the side rails of the seat and stood up ready to leave the tractor. t That by the way had now traveled well over 100ft on two wheels. Lucky for me, by releasing the steering wheel it alowed the tractor to counter steer just enough for it to gently set back down on all wheels, throttle still running wide open , and still in 6th gear and with me frozen to the seat staring straight ahead. For a 13 year old farm boy that was a very good lesson. So... I guess my point is..Don't do That!
    Dale West wrote on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a 1950 B that just last week was challenged to a chain hookup with an F-20 Farmall. That F-20 will never challenge a mighty B John Deere again as he was dragged backwards very easily. The JD model B is one of the greatest machines of the twentieth century.
    Peter Tait wrote on Sunday, July 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a line on a 1940 something John Deere. The owner says it's a BR but all the casting numbers bear AR. Where can I locate the serial number?
    bill wrote on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 (PDT):
  • the B was the first tractor i owned,not that long ago either. it was a later 40s with a rolomatic and a powertol system. it also had a sears and roebuck loader. it was a powerful tractor and moved a bunch of logs, but the loader was an adventure to load hemlock logs, and what a gas hog! but she served me well. she's in the hands of a guy that'll give her a good home and not make her work anymore.
    Philip Ladd wrote on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a John Deere 1950 Model B tractor and was wondering if anyone could e-mail me a copy of the wiring diagram for the generator and instrument panel. The tractor has electric starts and lights. pbjladd at
    Philip Ladd wrote on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a John Deere 1950 Model B tractor and was wondering if anyone could e-mail me a copy of the wiring diagram for the generator instrument panel. The tractor has electric starts and lights. pbjladd at
    Dan Oehmke wrote on Saturday, July 07, 2001 (PDT):
  • I just bought a 1942 B and am interested in adding a 3 point hitch adaptor to mount a blade for maintaining a gravel driveway and plowing snow. Where can I learn more about a 3 point hitch adaptor and/or find one?
    Ed Savage wrote on Sunday, July 01, 2001 (PDT):
  • i just bought a working 1949 john deere model B electric start and its my first tractor restoreing it works but it burns oil any sugestions in hoe i fix this problom or just steps in going about restoreing my tractor
    DAVE KEE wrote on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 (PDT):
    Steve C. wrote on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 (PDT):
  • Hi, just bought my first JD, its a 1944 model B styled. Very little green left on this tractor and its in pieces. I've just started to put it back together and was wondering if anyone could tell me where I might purchase a seat. I have a metal one but its rusted pretty bad. Thanks for any help on this.
    James Ozment wrote on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have jd B that is for sale. It is in fair condition but needs some motor work. One of the later models. Asking 750.00 OBO please call 1(205)652 6179
    DANIEL wrote on Thursday, May 10, 2001 (PDT):
    Andrew wrote on Saturday, May 05, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have B exactly like that runs good and has no rust and is completly restored. But all it needs is a hitch. If anyone has one for sale send me an email,
    JOHN BRAWNER wrote on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 (PDT):
  • Ihave a 51 ,B JD which i have ran trouble free for agood many years last winter the carb.froze and burst am looking for one in rebuildable conditon. THANK YOU!!JOHN
    {Paul Kenerson wrote on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 (PDT):
  • The old B's had a pump that went on behind the Mag and the hoses went down to the lower pump and gave you live hydralics.
    {Paul Kenerson wrote on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 (PDT):
  • The old B's had a pump that went on behind the Mag and the hoses went down to the lower pump and gave you live hydralics.
    Joel wrote on Monday, April 16, 2001 (PDT):
  • Did any of the John Deere B Model tractors ever have live hydraulics?
    Paul Kenerson wrote on Sunday, April 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • Embarising things can happen on a 2 cyl . one day I was mowing with a JD B with a #5 mower , my brother was standind on thew back schooling me on all the bad places in the field . I started the tractor not one reveloution of the back wheel I heard him holler I turned and looked and he was standing there with no pants on just his belt, I had four inch bolts through the universals instead of what should have been there and the caught ahold of his pant cuff, nothing left off his pants he asked me to go up to the house and get him another pair. when I got up to the house there were a couple of buddies looking for him, I told them that he was sitting down behind the barn and to go down and see him. The pants were wound right around the power take off. It never happened again needless to say. Has anyone else done any stupid things with their old johnny?
    Paul Kenerson wrote on Sunday, April 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • Subject ; Safty I have a 1950 J D B that ran away on me once, I had started it from standing on the ground. some of the gas,had run down into the crankcase while being idle. The tractor was in reverse with the clutch disengaged. as soon as the tractor started there was an explosion, in the crankcase that ingaged the clutch and the tractor took off with me after it. It blew the clutch cover 100 feet from the tractor. Luckly no one was standing behind the tractor this happened within seconds. Always have the tractor in neutral with the clutch back and the breaks locked. Before 1950 it was common for these old tractors to accumalate particles in the fuel system and hold the needle on the float up and dump the fuel into the crank case causing trouble.
    Paul Kenerson wrote on Sunday, April 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • Scott I should have said pressed frame not formed frame.
    Paul Kenerson wrote on Sunday, April 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • Scott the B in the picture is a 1948 to a 1951 notice the formed frame instead of the straight frame on the first b's?
    Ross Kennedy wrote on Sunday, March 25, 2001 (PST):
  • Looking for restorer for '37 B, within the vicinity of Marshall, Texas. need some help. Sandblasting, painting.
    jw wrote on Thursday, December 14, 2000 (PST):
  • HELP. I just found a 51B on an abandoned farm. I'm not sure bu jamboree and parades. I installed rubber army tank lugs on the rear and retread tire caps around the front wheels.
    John Sweda wrote on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 (PST):
  • My father purchased a model D in 1937 it was on steel it replaced an old fordson that was useless .I did all the work with the Model D .My dad had to turn the fly wheel because I was'nt strong enough. Have many fond memories .
    Jack Kerr wrote on Sunday, December 10, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a 1941 B . I use to move trailers around , But it mostly used to show now . It has everything J.D. had to offer in 1941. Your tractor is also very nice. Stop and show with us at Portersville Pa. Just off of I-79 E-Mail me for more info .
    john tabor wrote on Sunday, December 03, 2000 (PST):
  • i've got a 48b jd with the planters on it and i need the row markers for it real bad. can be seen on rear cover of june issue of green magazine. green magazine or two cylinder mag are great places to find the answers to a lot of questions asked on these pages and to locate hard to find parts or people who restore about everything of jd's. parts books are available from most jd dealers as new reprints of service manuals, owersners manuals or parts books. parts people love it when you can call them up and tell them the exact part number your looking for. its surprising how many parts are still available through jd. good luck with your projects and keep a sharp eye out for row markers for me. thanks
    Tim Dray wrote on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 (PST):
  • Recently bought a 1939 styled B and plan to restore it. It came with pressed steel wheels and I'm wondering if this is correct, or were they sold with spoked wheels that year?
    Bill Wagaman wrote on Sunday, November 19, 2000 (PST):
  • visit our web site john deere pictures nothing runs like a deere or smells like a john!!!!!!
    Roxane wrote on Sunday, November 19, 2000 (PST):
  • I have john deere B for sale on ebay right now it has 7 days left on the auction, it is located in farm equpit section of everything else catagory. also have a 48 B which has not been posted yet email me with questions.......
    Felix cincotta wrote on Monday, November 06, 2000 (PST):
  • i'm looking for a john deere bwh-40 for sale
    ROXANE wrote on Friday, October 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • hello- was wandering if anyone could give an estimate of what price range is on any JD B's have one and just curious.
    Maurice R. Vary Jr. wrote on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 (PDT):
  • I grew up on two John Deere B's a 60 and a 420 dozer. Wish I could go back.
    christopher le sauvage wrote on Monday, October 23, 2000 (PDT):
    Scott MacDougall wrote on Wednesday, October 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a couple of things, one does anyone know where there is a jd bw in the New England area. I live in southern NH. also i have two jd b's I am restoring and I need the steering wheels redone and I don't know who to send it to, can anyine help? Thanks
    Scott MacDougall wrote on Wednesday, October 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a couple of things, one does anyone know where there is a jd bw in the New England area. I live in southern NH. also i have two jd b's I am restoring and I need the steering wheels redone and I don't know who to send it to, can anyine help? Thanks
    ace wrote on Monday, October 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • the above add is mine sorry
    ace wrote on Monday, October 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • the above add is mine sorry
    ace wrote on Monday, October 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • ive got a 46 b ser# 191264 i need a complete carb my tractor was converted to propane and i would like to convert back
    Billy Carter wrote on Thursday, October 12, 2000 (PDT):
  • I would like to know if anyone knows any body who would like to sell a JD ModelB. If so please e-mail me. Thank You
    Terry wrote on Monday, October 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • The "B" is a very good tractor for a couple of reasons. They are very forgiving of bad tractor mechanics. It is hard not to make them run once they are running. They are simple to figure out. This part turns that part which turns that other part. Tons of new and used parts available. They stimulate the economy because the parts, new and used cost so much. Many variations, wide, narrow, no hydraulics, some hydraulics, lots of hydraulics. The lumber people don't particularly like them because they really do not need to be sheltered. Cover the exhaust, optional, and leave them outside. Still runs like a top. Don't get me wrong, I like the B, have a couple myself. I can't seem to get everything working exactly right at the same time everyday. Always some gremlin around.
    Bob wrote on Friday, September 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1937 JD(B) with F&H aftermarket spoke wheels. Wheel serial# are; HC1250. Have 10 spline axle, wedges are bad. Can you tell me if there is different size wedges, or if there is a standard wedge? If anyone can give me information where I can locate them, I would greatly appreciate it! rwnovak at
    Jim Hoy wrote on Monday, September 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have 6 John Deere tractors starting with a36 B, 40 H,37 A, 50 B, 41B,54 50,. They all run ,Only one is show ready.The rest are being worked on.
    D-Skinner wrote on Thursday, September 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have just purchased a 1937mod-B I am needing a three point atachment and a battery cover sides this tractor runs great and I plan on showing this tractor as well as using it in the fields if anyone knows where I can get parts please let me know thank you
    Jim Usselman wrote on Wednesday, September 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for lens, for my 46 JD B. If you know where I can find 2 let me know at Vjusselman at
    DAVID PERKINS wrote on Wednesday, September 20, 2000 (PDT):
    bill noe wrote on Tuesday, September 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • Have a late model B, last year they were made. Any idea if anyone rebuilds the carburators on these tractors. Mine sure runs rough.
    Ryan Borcherding wrote on Sunday, September 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • i just bought a 41 and a 50 jd B the 41 has a band saw on front whats the saw worth
    Ryan Borcherding wrote on Sunday, September 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • i just bought a 41 and a 50 jd B the 41 has a band saw on front whats the saw worth
    Matt Riggs wrote on Tuesday, September 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • I got a 35' B sn. 3166.
    Joe Heard wrote on Friday, September 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1935 B. It has a brass tag, 4 bolt front pedestal on full steel, Ser.#B2823. Just wondered how many people had the lower serial # B's.
    D.J. Miles wrote on Tuesday, August 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • Am looking for a DLTX-34 for my son's 43 B. Does anyone have one they would be interested in selling at a fair price?
    TL Fisher wrote on Friday, August 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • We have an B and HN and would like to find a reliable source for replacement parts. They run good but the sun has taken it's tole on some of the parts. Would like to find out more on what implements fit this tractor. Any suggestions or information would be greatly appreciated as it needs to be doing something other than pulling a hay wagon. I would like to restore these slowly over a two year period. Needs a radiator cap for starters. email me with suggestions if you have the time...tbwotmts at
    Derek McIntire wrote on Sunday, August 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • does anybody know anything about a "red rooster" for a diesel tractor..... if you know what I am talking about you evedently are probably into pulling... I would like to know where to find one. thanks, Derek
    Ronald Roth wrote on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 (PDT):
  • The first farm tractor that I learned on was a 1940 Model"A" with a wide front end, pet-cock compression release on each piston and flywheel start. It had a faster reverse than 3rd gear-high range and I used to dead-head from field to field in reverse. Lots of power and also used it to run a hammer-mill for grinding cattle feed. The tractor was built to last and would probably still be running today if taken care of. I would like to know if anyone could guess a price for one of these if it would be in decent shape.
    Kevin Kruse wrote on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have an old BN JD in a grove I am buying soon. Can anyone please give me an estimate of what it might bring for someone to restore it.
    G.M. Nelson wrote on Monday, August 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am the proud owner of a newly acquired B. Yes, it too needs a little tlc but runs good. I'm all ears for help on restoration and keeping it running. Thanks
    GLENN WOLF wrote on Sunday, August 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • i have a 1941 JD MODEL B serial # 110037 and would like to trace any information on this JD , exact date made, where sold, and maybe how many owners if possible. also, what type of front wheels does it take as i believe they have been changed. any information would be greatly appreciated. thanks GLENN WOLF
    Steven Swietlik wrote on Tuesday, August 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • Are the rock shafts bigger on an "A" than on a "B"?
    Tom in Calif. wrote on Thursday, July 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a '47 'B', and just use the heck out of it. Converted to propane in '53. Needs lots of TLC, and parts. Any sources would be appreciated.
    Brian wrote on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • I've just copleted a mechanical restoration on a '41 model "B" which gave me quite a challenge since it was dragged from the bushes after a lengthy rest. I hope to get it painted before to long. It helps to have knowledgable freinds whoe can help you along the way.
    Tom wrote on Friday, July 07, 2000 (PDT):
  • I read where somebody has a 1948 John Deere Model B, and a 1941 Model LA. I have a 1944 Model B (flywheel start), and 1941 Model LA (crank start) Love my B. Just about done overhauling engine on the LA. Anyone have a shutter control knob plus the shutter rods for styled Model B?
    Andy wrote on Monday, July 03, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1940 JD B on full steel that I've been restoring off and on when time permitts about all it needs now is paint. My dad has a 37 B that he bought from a friend that is restored better then new with the color code paint back in 1937.
    John Sprecher wrote on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • I would like some more historical information on a John Deere B with the serial number "04520" this tractor belongs to my dad in Iowa and the serial number plate is brass, instead of silver. Thank you.
    Brian Lill wrote on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1949 B.It runs great but it leaks oil out of the arms im wondering whats wrong.
    Brent wrote on Tuesday, June 13, 2000 (PDT):
  • For the John Deere enthusiast Checkout;
    N.A. LANE wrote on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 (PDT):
  • my 48 "B" has a lot of problems.......BUT IT SURE IS FUN FINDING + FIXING THEM!!!!!!! nix in fl. jdg
    N.A. LANE wrote on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 (PDT):
  • my 48 "B" has a lot of problems.......BUT IT SURE IS FUN FINDING + FIXING THEM!!!!!!! nix in fl.
    Steve LaPlant wrote on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 (PDT):
  • Looking for a good to restored early B unstyled wide front. Also good to restored L or LA
    Paul Schierbeek wrote on Thursday, May 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • We have a 1937 "B" that we like to sell. it was restored about 10-12 years ago.The tractor run great. We also have the owners manual(cover missing). Also a set of steel wheels for the back. We are located in Holland, MI. Also have a set of lugs of a John Deere "A" in mint condition.
    Pat wrote on Monday, May 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • when rear tires were loaded with calcium the B pulled a two bottom plow all day.Spent a few nites with my hand down in the transmission and wife holding the lite to fix it.A great tractor for its day and I miss the noise to this day
    gilber wrote on Sunday, May 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a '42 b we bought back in 85 for $250 and it sat out for 7 years and then was stuck in the shed that I am currently restoring
    gilber wrote on Sunday, May 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a '42 b we bought back in 85 for $250 and it sat out for 7 years and then was stuck in the shed that I am currently restoring
    James Lux wrote on Saturday, May 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 47 BN, SN 205282, that has multiple carb problems. Can anyone tell me; 1) the float level setting; and, 2) rough starting points for the idle and load needles? BTW the plugs are sooty and the engine runs best when both needles are turned fully in (clockwise). Also, where is a good source for the IT manuals? Your help is appreciated. Jim
    bm wrote on Saturday, May 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hey Rob Nickel a good mag is Green magazine
    Deanna wrote on Monday, May 15, 2000 (PDT):
  • My Father recently died and He has a John Deere B that has been restored and he always said that it was the last one off the line. We are having a sale and selling it how much is it worth? It does run But has a few problems. Please email me as soon as possible sale is June 10, 00
    Lisa Anders wrote on Saturday, May 13, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have tried 3 times to send my borhter a "tractor postcard" Everytime he tries to open it, it always askes for a ID number or a pin number.(I'm not sure which). So he has not been able to see the postcard's I sent to him. Could you please tell me what I am doing wrong or if the program has a problem. Thank you, Lisa
    Lisa Anders wrote on Saturday, May 13, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have tried 3 times to send my borhter a "tractor postcard" Everytime he tries to open it, it always askes for a ID number or a pin number.(I'm not sure which). So he has not been able to see the postcard's I sent to him. Could you please tell me what I am doing wrong or if the program has a problem. Thank you, Lisa
    Buck wrote on Friday, May 12, 2000 (PDT):
  • I own a 1947 B. I would like to add a three point hitch. I would appreciate any direction or comments, Thanks.
    Charlie wrote on Friday, May 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1935 B John Deer with a fairbanks moris magenato I need points and cond . anyone know where I can find these??
    tracy redd wrote on Saturday, April 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • I bought late model B in summer of '99. It was fair shape but, it runs good. the 4th and 6th gear is out . I took it to a man who know a lot about john deere 2 cyl. tractor to fix the transmission. i was trying to find out what the serial #. my serial # plate is badly damage. there no way that i can read the number. that man who fix the transmission said that model B is '52. Is there any other way i can get this number or does anybody knows what to do with serial #. do you think i should get a new one. I really don"t know the serial #. I'm really enjoy work on model B. Right now, I'm fixin' get ready for body work and painting like new. Yeah!!!!! John Deere is #1!!! thank you so much
    chris browning wrote on Thursday, April 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased a 48 J.D. B with the planter and fertilizer attachments that mount on the tractor (2 row).Can someone tell me the name of or the number of a John Deere publication that will show you how to put this equipment on the tractor and operate it? The tractor also had a 2 row cultivator on it. I think you have to use part of the cultivator to mount the planter and fertilizer attatchments on the tractor. Any help will be appreciated.
    Ken wrote on Monday, March 27, 2000 (PST):
  • I know of someone selling a 1947 JD B that has a seized engine and is missing the fuel tank. Otherwise it seems okay. What would be considered a fair price for this?
    Little nate wrote on Friday, March 24, 2000 (PST):
  • Big nate is my dad and he needs that rim becouse the tractor will be mine someday,it's a 12spline 36" flat spoke rubber wheel.I'm 10 and I love to drive this tractor with my dad!!!
    Lyle Flynn wrote on Friday, March 03, 2000 (PST):
  • The 1948 B was the frist one with a steel frame.My Dad bought a JD B New in May 44 for 1040. dollars on rubber with lights and starter.It started on gas then switched to fuel.He sold it in 48 for 1600. sure wish I had it back.
    Dan wrote on Sunday, February 27, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a '40 b that my dad bought in 1964 for me to cultivate with. It is in unrestored condition but is in good shape. The Hi-Lo gear shift lever wants to jump out so I will need to tear apart the trans to fix. It has been a fine tractor and always starts as it is a hand crank. It is one of the best tractors John Deere ever made.
    COREY wrote on Thursday, February 24, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a 1944 B I bought 5 years ago. Its been a pain but I rebuilt it got it to run. And stop leaking, now I need to find a carb anybody got one. Thanks Corey
    Billy R. Young wrote on Monday, February 21, 2000 (PST):
  • The power troll lift suddenly stopped staying in the raised position. I removed the unit and replaced the piston leather cup. It would stay raised only with the lever in the raised position. Now it wll not do anything. It stalls the engine when the lever is put in the raise position. Any ideas on what my problem is?
    Ben Wiatrek wrote on Thursday, February 17, 2000 (PST):
  • Your tractor ser# 237732 is 1949 model
    Doug MacMillan wrote on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 (PST):
  • Hi John Deere enthusiasts. I have a question about my John Deere model B. It is a later model, I thought that it was a 1947 but I was told otherwise. I was hoping that someone could tell me what the year was by the serial number. The serial number is 237732. If you could respond with the name of a site or the answer i would greatly appreciate it.
    mark dugas wrote on Saturday, February 12, 2000 (PST):
  • Anyone know where I could find a pair of rear rims for a 39 B I am restoring? 36 inch please.
    wayne wrote on Monday, January 31, 2000 (PST):
  • i have a 1937 b that my dad bought new
    big nate wrote on Saturday, January 29, 2000 (PST):
  • I am looking for a flat spoke rim for my 39 B somewhere in or close to Mn.If you have one for me i am at daisy at This tractor is a working runner on my small pressure releif from my bil paying job farm.Me and my dad,whose in Tx. for the winter work about 60 acers together .I run green and he is turning a little red on me.But he got me into the mean grean two cyl. poppin johns.
    Judy Sateren wrote on Saturday, January 29, 2000 (PST):
  • My dad fixed up a "B" SN 28772, it has the electric start the for-runner of a three point hitch and walking narrow front wheels. Would like to know any information about this "B". Age,original-Assembly and selling locations.
    Larry Entenman wrote on Sunday, January 09, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a 46 John Deere B serial # 199797 I am looking for a flywheel cover ring need price condition and location.
    James H Borders Sr. wrote on Sunday, January 09, 2000 (PST):
  • It is Sunday Jan. 7 and I just entered my tractors in the photo gallery so now every one can see them and enjoy them as much as I do . Thanks and keep on looking for that old iron .
    Barret Stephenson wrote on Friday, January 07, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a B model tractor the three wheel type but don't know much about them and would like to know more. My FFA class restores tractors and I would like to Know more about mine. thanks,Barret
    Ray Peterson wrote on Thursday, January 06, 2000 (PST):
  • This looks a lot like the 47 B that my dad bought new after the war. I was particularly interested with the pressed steel wheels, which were not common on B's that I have seen. Our wheels were mounted backward to this (dish in), and ours had a two wheel front end.
    scott stang wrote on Monday, January 03, 2000 (PST):
  • the picture of the model b shown is a 47-52 from the cast frame and the cushioned seat.
    Daniel Winch wrote on Saturday, January 01, 2000 (PST):
  • My son nd I own a 1941 BN ( SN 102000)similar to the one pictured. Restoration is just about finished. It is a flywheel start. It sure is a fun toy.
    Jeremiah wrote on Monday, December 27, 1999 (PST):
  • I am looking for a B model tractor to buy and restore. If you Know of one around e- mail me. Perferably a tricycle front end
    Charles Carlisle Wilmington N, C, wrote on Friday, December 24, 1999 (PST):
  • To; Ray Van Mersbergen,,,,,,,, Your B #22988 was built on june 8, 1936.... it was shiped to Moline ILL.and was sold in Donnelison IA. it was shiped with front rubber tires and48 inch skeleton rear wheels
    Thomas Waugh wrote on Tuesday, December 21, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a "48" Model B that I'm restoring. It is almost finished and I use it for snow plowing. The lift on it works so easy, with the rear blade, I enjoy the snow now. I also own a mint "41" LA that has a front snow blade. That also works great. What a nice couple tractors!
    Dean Englund wrote on Sunday, December 12, 1999 (PST):
  • I think the tractor in the 1950 or newer because of the two small holes opposite each other on the cast part of the rear wheel.I have never seen that type on 49 or older.I could be wrong though.I have a 49-B ser.#238731 that I have restored not the 3-wheeler type.Two of my friends have the B threewheeler not to uncommon.I was down in N.E.Iowa last spring and most of all the tractors I seen there were 3-wheelers dont know why?Im from east central Minn.This is a great site to visit on the computer,thanks Dean
    Robert S. Dewar wrote on Sunday, December 05, 1999 (PST):
  • Enjoyed the photo. I purchased a 51 'BW' this fall as a little brother for my 52 'AW'. Looking forward to make it as respectable as my 'A'
    Wayne Kaiser wrote on Thursday, December 02, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a '49 Model B serial #240491 and am in the process of restoring it. I need to know where the "John Deere" decal should be placed on the tin. I understand that "John Deere" was placed close to the front toward the later part of '49 but I was wondering at what serial # that started at.
    bill & ed wrote on Sunday, November 28, 1999 (PST):
  • we would like to know where / who to see about what a B MODEL is worth nowdays
    Mark wrote on Saturday, November 27, 1999 (PST):
  • Have a restored '47 B. Looking for a custom cover/tarp for storage or transport. Any ideas?
    ANTHONY wrote on Thursday, November 25, 1999 (PST):
    Brent wrote on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 (PST):
  • We have a 1950 John Deere B. It starts right away in the winter for snow-plow. What a great tractor that John Deere created.
    Jim wrote on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 (PST):
  • I got out of the Marine Corps in 1946 and bought the John Deere Model A. Two years later I bought the Model B and was really on top of the world it pulled a two bottom plow much better then the A Model
    Tom Byrnes wrote on Thursday, November 04, 1999 (PST):
  • I enjoy rideing on my old 1935 Moded B brass tag tractor I have had it for 2 years now, found it after looking for a long time.Was very rusty and old looking now looks like new! I just can't get over the neat sound it makes.
    Bill Bascom wrote on Sunday, October 10, 1999 (PDT):
  • Just found this site and thought i'd put in my My dad owns a 40B (hand spin) bought new in 39 by my grandfather..if all goes right will be mine.(but not It's still all oridginal..even have 1st iron wheels for it.
    Pat wrote on Thursday, October 07, 1999 (PDT):
  • my friend has a john deere b and was wondering about was horse power it was and if anybody had a layout for the wiring of the lights and everything else?
    scott hart wrote on Tuesday, October 05, 1999 (PDT):
  • i can see from the photo that this tractor is a rare one. i haven't seen too many B's with a single front wheel. the frame style suggests that this tractor was produced later than 1935. i would say around 43 to 49. if i am wrong feel free to correct me. thanks
    Dennis Henslee wrote on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have a JD like the one in the picture at top of page. It is for sale in Fresno Calif. 800.00 OBO. Thanks 559-291-4228
    BILL WAGAMAN wrote on Sunday, September 12, 1999 (PDT):
    Norm Fast wrote on Saturday, August 21, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have owned my 1941 "B" (hand start) for about 8 years and love it! I added a 3 point hitch adaptor to it and use it primarily for a blade and a rotary cutter. It is a sweet tractor and easy to operate. Here in Colorado it is great for snow plowing because of the weight concentration on the rear tires and great differential braking capability. I'm thinking of obtaining some tire chains to make the tractor even more effective in snow.
    David Audette wrote on Sunday, August 01, 1999 (PDT):
  • I would like to know if anybody can tell me how i can get a new serial number plate.
    John E Burns wrote on Sunday, July 04, 1999 (PDT):
  • I just bought a 1941 Model B, sn 198217. I am wondering if anyone can help with original owner, place of sale, etc.
    Ray Van Mersbergen wrote on Friday, July 02, 1999 (PDT):
  • I recently aquired a JD Model B serial #22988. Can you tell me what year and approximate value. The tractor runs but needs restoration. Currently on rubber tires. General condition is good. Needs paint/decals, seat is missing, needs new tires, needs tune-up. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    rob nickel wrote on Thursday, July 01, 1999 (PDT):
  • My Dad,is in to restoring,his twenty one,or so,old tractor's.I'd like to find,a good magazine subscription,for him? Any suggestion's?
    Cecil Hays wrote on Wednesday, June 23, 1999 (PDT):
  • Have brother who farms with B john deeres. Am interested in shows specializing in john deere b's or plces that have collections,etc
    JOHN wrote on Saturday, May 01, 1999 (PDT):
    Lyle Creager wrote on Saturday, April 17, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have one of the later B model tractors fully restored with new rear tires . If I chose to sell what is an average price range for this tractor?
    Tom Kelly wrote on Tuesday, April 13, 1999 (PDT):
  • My father bought me a 1940 B,"Johnny Popper"narrow frontend runs great,mint condition serial no.B 90830 Tom
    Dane Eaton wrote on Monday, April 12, 1999 (PDT):
  • Just bought a 1949 B, need any tips or ideas on a blade for it.I would apreciate any info on pecurialties of any sort,but mainly safty tips or info. Thanks Dane
    Don wrote on Monday, April 12, 1999 (PDT):
  • Just recently purchased a 42 B which was restored by the previous owner. I am the third owner.The tractor was shipped new to Sanger, TX. and stayed in that area until I purchased it last month. I plowed with a G model when I was a young feller, but that one is too large for me to play with now. Thus far, I have really enjoyed my B.

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