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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.