John Deere Model L

John Deere Model L

In 1937 the first Model L rolled off the assembly line in Moline, Illinois. The Model L differed from other John Deere tractors. It had a foot clutch instead of the familiar hand clutch of all of the other John Deere models. The Model L was John Deere's smallest farm tractor, the small machine rated for one 12-inch (30 cm) plow a vast departure from the other models.

The Model L was built as a one-plow, one-row unit for small operators including truck farm vegetable growers. The Model L is powered with a Hercules vertical two-cylinder gasoline engine.

Overview:
Model: L
Years of Manufacturing: 1937-1946
Total Built: 13,365
Factory: Moline, Illinois, USA
Original Price: $517 (1946)
Engine: John Deere 2-cylinder gasoline, Hercules 2-cylinder gasoline
Fuel: Gasoline