Wellard Street, Serpentine, WA, 6125

Work Hours
Mon-Tues: Closed
Wednesday: 9am-1pm
Thur-Fri: Closed
Sat-Sun: 10am-3pm
Public Holidays: 10am-3pm

Note: Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day

John Deere Model D - 1950


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The John Deere tractor company was founded in Grand Detour, Illinois, USA in 1837 by the blacksmith, John Deere, manufacturing the first plough.  By the time he registered the trade mark in 1876, production had grown from 10 to 60,000 ploughs per year. John Deere eventually diversified into tractor manufacturing in 1918 with the purchase of the Waterloo Boy Tractor Company.

The model D was introduced in 1924 and continued to be produced (with modifications) until 1953.  

WA Distributors (1947): Paterson and Co Ltd, 641 Wellington Street, Perth.  

Technical Specifications: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, 6¾” bore by 7” stroke, producing 40.61hp at the drawbar and 44.83hp at the belt, running at 900rpm. Gears: 3 forward speeds and 1 reverse. Weight 5662lbs.        

History: This tractor was purchased for the Museum from Graham Brickwood of Hopelands in 1986-1987. Graham had bought the tractor from Don Daw of Byford. 


John Deere Model D - 1950
John Deere Model D - 1950