This is one of the old tractors sitting on my son-in-laws farm west of Barrhead,Alberta. The John Deere Model M tractor was first released in 1947 Fitted with a vertical 2-cylinder all-square 4″ × 4″ gasoline engine of 20 hp, it was designed to replace the John Deere Model “H,” John Deere Model “L,” and John Deere Model “LA” . Fitted with John Deere’s Touch-O-Matic hydraulics, it was initially a standard 4-wheel tractor of modern design, with electric starting as standard, as was its PTO. More than 20 integral implements were offered for use with its QuikTatch hitching system. Lighting and a belt pulley were optional extras. The styling was the same as used on the larger row-crop tractors. Information was taken from a John Deere websight on antique farming.