John Deere Model G

John Deere Model G

The production of the John Deere Model G actually began in May of 1937. It was billed as a full 3-plow tractor, meaning it could handle three 16 inch bottoms in most soils. It had essentially the same power as the D, but was about a half-ton lighter. Therefor, there was more power available to the drawbar, since was used to overcome the tractor's own weight.

The G doesn't stands for it's price tag in the early fifties, because it was worth more than double in these times. In it's experimental stage the John Deere model G was called the, "KX" and later designated the "F" model. Unfortunately International's Farmall's already had a "F" model in production so the letter "G" was made the choice. It was introduced as an unstyled tractor in 1937, meaning that it did not have any fancies or extras.

Overview:
Model: G
Years of Manufacturing: 1937 - 1953
Total Built: 64000
Factory: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Original Price: $2,600 (1953)
Engine: John Deere I-head two-cylinder
Fuel: Gasoline (start), distillate (run)