John Deere Model D

John Deere Model D

In 1923 John Deere announced it's new Model D. It was a 22/30-hp two cylinder standard-tread tractor roughly based on the Waterloo boy, but completely reworked with an integral frame and an enclosed final drive. The Model D is considered the “Poppa” of a long line of “Johnny Poppers” tractors.

Originally it was known as the John Deere 15-27, this tractor later was dubbed the Model D. Although this Model saw numerous changes during it's 30 year production run. The basic design remained the same. In the mid-1920s, a farmer could obtain a Model D for about a thousand dollars. The weight of the Model D is over two tons.

Overview:
Model: D
Years of Manufacturing: 1924-1953
Total Built: 160,000
Factory: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Original Price: $1,000 (1924)
Engine: John Deere 2-cylinder kerosene
Fuel: Kerosene