John Deere Model R

John Deere Model R

The John Deere Model R was the first diesel-powered tractor produced by John Deere with a gasoline starting engine. It was also the first tractor they produced that had an optional steel cab. This was a powerful tractor destined for larger farms.

Everything about this tractor was massive, and it was John Deere's most powerful tractor at the time. It was also very fuel-efficient. The Model R was the last of the lettered tractors.

Overview:
Model: R
Years of Manufacturing: 1949 - 1954
Total Built: 21,293
Factory: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Original Price: $3650 (1954)
Engine: John Deere I-head, horizontal two-cylinder
Fuel: Diesel or Gasoline