VERY NICE 1947 John Deere Model GM, Serial number 19406. The Model GM is basically a Model G tractor that was produced during the war years 1942-1947. This is a tractor that has been well maintained and has plowed as recently as this past summer and has competed very strongly in some tractor pulling events this past summer.
It was donated by Jerry Wilson, Wichita, KS who has donated tractors to the KS MCC Sale in the past. Jerry bought the tractor in 2014 and it ran fine, but the engine was tired. He took it apart in 2015 and had the block bored .125 over. New aluminum M & W pistons, new rings, and new wrist pins were installed. The head and block were both tested and there were no leaks. The head was surfaced and valves were ground. It was at that time that Jerry converted the old G to a 12 volt system and installed the alternator. He has had it to two plowing days and has also used it for pulling events several times. The rings have well seated and Jerry estimates it probably has less than 100 hours on the fresh overhaul.
Back Tires are NEW 16.9 x 36 on 9 hole pressed wheels. Block has been bored .125, with high dome aluminum pistons. Engine has about 100 hours on it since this overhaul was completed.
Brakes are good, clutch is tight with no slippage. Oil pressure is strong and stays up when engine is warm. Tractor has been converted to 12 volts with a single wire 12 volt alternator. Radiator has been cleaned and stays full with Minus 20 degree Antifreeze.
Sheet Metal is straight. THIS IS A GOOD USABLE TRACTOR THAT IS READY TO GO TO THE FIELD OR CAN BE USED FOR COMPETITIVE TRACTOR PULLING OR AS A COLLECTOR TRACTOR. Excellent Mechanical Condition.Tractor will be detailed with Complete Cleanup and whatever touch up work necessary to make it look good.