Featured in the group *Rural Canada Coast to Coast pre 1960’s on February 24,2009

True to many old tractors that have weathered the elements,this old John Deere has lost it’s color along the way. This tractor sits on my son-in-laws farm west of Barrhead, Alberta.Canon A520

The John Deere Model AR Tractor was first produced in 1935 and continued until 1948 when it became the last John Deere model to be “styled”, the final version of which was produced in 1953. The R meant Regular or Standard-tread and featured a non-adjustable front axle. All Model AR.’s were built at the John Deere, Waterloo, Iowa factory. The two cylinder petrol/kerosene horizontal engine had a bore of 5 1/2 inches
and a stroke of 6 3/4 inches, maximum engine speed was 975 r.p.m. Transmission was via a four forward and one reverse speed gearbox. A total of 34,075 Model AR,s were built.

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Comments

  • PFrogg
    PFroggover 5 years ago

    Great find ,is that part of a hay sweep with the long clyinders well done like the pile of home cut lumber great job Cheers John

  • Hi John. My son-in-law says they are just rams for the front end loader that attached to the bucket or hay fork. He never heard his father refer to them as as a hay sweep. I’ll pass the compliment on the well done woodpile along as it will be appreciated. Thank you for comments. Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • PFrogg
    PFroggover 5 years ago

    Congrats on the Feature ,well done

  • Thank you so much John. I’m honored. Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Way to go Leslie, I am so proud of you…way to go girl
  • It means a lot coming from from you my friend. Thank you so very much. Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Cheryl Dunning
    Cheryl Dunningover 5 years ago

    poor john deer…do you have a location so I can add it to the group?

  • This tractor sits on my son-in-laws farm west of Barrhead, Alberta Canada.
    Thank you for you comment. Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 5 years ago

    What a brilliant shot and find one of the older JD’s Excellent Capture young Lady.

    Malcolm

  • Thank you Malcolm. I have a fondness for old machinery. Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Cheri Bouvier-Johnson
    Cheri Bouvier-...over 5 years ago

    Great!

  • Thank you very much. One of my favs. Old and Rusty like some of in the mornings (grin) Happy Easter.:>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Please consider putting this into the 49er With Wheels group.
    Ground transportation vehicles built prior to and including 1949
    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesalmost 5 years ago


    Ground transportation vehicles built prior to and including 1949
    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaalmost 3 years ago

    Very cool capture!

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