John Deere B Two-Cylinder Letter Series Technical Specifications
John Deere B is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1935 – 1952.
Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere B covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.
John Deere B Production
|Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA|
|Total built||55,670 (all unstyled)|
|40,057 (short frame)|
|15,613 (long frame)|
|The John Deere model B was introduced as a smaller tractor, to fill the needs of row-crop farmers that did not need a tractor as large as the A. It had a nearly 20-year production run, and the versions of the B can be broadly divided into three groups. The original B is often referred to as “unstyled”, and includes all tractors built through 1938. In 1939, with tractor number 60000, began the “early styled” model B. In mid 1947, with tractor number 201000, began the “late styled” model B. Within the first year of production, tractors number 1000 through 3042 used a four-bolt front pedestal.|
|Belt (tested)||16.01 hp|
John Deere B Electrical
John Deere B Mechanical
|Differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes|
|Open operator station with pressed steel seat.|
Power Take-off (PTO)
John Deere B Engine detail
108 x 133 mm
|Fuel system||Marvel-Schebler DLTX-10|
|Air cleaner||oil bath|
|Oil capacity||7 qts|
|Coolant capacity||22 qts|
|Sparkplug gap||0.030 inches|
|Point gap||0.015 inches|
|Intake valve clearance||0.020 inches|
|Exhaust valve clearance||0.020 inches|
|Gears||4 forward and 1 reverse|
|Gear shift lever with speed 1, 2, and reverse. High and low range shift lever.|
John Deere B Dimensions
|Height (hood)||56 inches|
|Rear tread||56 to 84 inches|
142 to 213 cm
John Deere B Tests
|Nebraska Tractor Test 232|
|Distillate 4-speed 2WD|
November 15, 1934 – April 19, 1935
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 232 file
|Belt power (max)||16.01 hp|
|Belt fuel use (max)||2.1 gal/hour|
|Max power||11.80 hp|
|Gear 2 used for power test.|
|Max pull||1,728 lbs|
|Gear 1 used for pull test.|
Is John Deere B a good tractor?
The John Deere B is one of the great tractors in the John Deere stable, and it has earned John Deere a fantastic reputation.
How much oil does a John Deere B take?
Check out the John Deere B oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.
Do tractors have VIN numbers?
Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.
What was the last year John Deere made the ?
The John Deere B was an agricultural tractor model made from 1935 – 1952
How much does a John Deere B tractor weight?
Depending on the engine type, the John Deere B weight ranges from 3,275 lbs
1485 kg .
How much can a John Deere B Pull?
The max pulling capacity of the John Deere B tractors starts at 1,728 lbs
783 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.