Small John Deere Tractors

Small John Deere Tractors

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During the initial wave of powered farming in the early 20th century, most medium- to large-scale farmers traded in their mules for tractors. In the 1930s, when manufacturers began marketing their wares to the holdouts, they began building smaller, inexpensive tractors designed to do the work of two mules. This color history covers John Deere's entries in the market, namely its extremely popular two-cylinder models: the L, LA, M, MC, 40, 420, 320, 430, and 330. Today, these models are some of the most popular among the old-tractor crowd. New color photography features restored models today and is supplemented by archival images from the early 20th century. Sidebars examine John Deere's competitors in the class.The belt pulley was an optional piece of equipment, but otherwise all of the features on this tractor were standard equipment, including the wheels and magneto. An unstyled Model L and a New Generation 1010 share a collectora#39;s shop with aanbsp;...

Title:Small John Deere Tractors
Author:Rod Beemer
Publisher:Motorbooks International - 2002


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