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Tractor Pulling Discussion Forum

John Deere B question

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41106

03-14-2019 20:17:32




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So hypothetically, if a person has a B in the family and was considering pulling it dead weight only, what hp would you guess it would produce if it were an early styled B with the larger factory stroke, block bored to accept over the counter high compression 50 pistons, custom ground cam, reasonable amount of head work, all things such as governor and carb as it should be, and tuned on a dyno????? Also, anybody pull a set up like this??? ....if so, does it hook well or not a great tractor to start with? Thank you!

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PretendFarmer

03-15-2019 09:25:50




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 Re: John Deere B question in reply to 41106, 03-14-2019 20:17:32  
The only reason to build up a low gear tractors motor like a JD B for dead weight pulling is to get into classes you have no business in. Like 8000lbs class. Thats when people break things pulling stone boats weighing 16,000 lbs.



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Early b

03-15-2019 10:30:09




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 Re: John Deere B question in reply to PretendFarmer, 03-15-2019 09:25:50  
He states its early styled B, that has a 3 spd trans w a high/low & no low 1st gear. The late B w staight 6 spd trans had the ultra low 1st gear!



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41106

03-15-2019 12:18:46




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 Re: John Deere B question in reply to Early b, 03-15-2019 10:30:09  
Correct - it has 3 speed H/L



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Early b

03-15-2019 13:26:17




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 Re: John Deere B question in reply to 41106, 03-15-2019 12:18:46  
Actually the early styled (39-40) had 2spd same as unstyled, mid year Bs (41-46) had 3spd & late (47-52)had the 6spd



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Early b

03-15-2019 04:57:56




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 Re: John Deere B question in reply to 41106, 03-14-2019 20:17:32  
A few old farts on here will try tell you its the worst possible tractor to pull with. I personally think there great especially if you already have one in the family! Realistically 40hp for the build your talking.A bigger crank will add significantly to the hp. Ofcourse other brands might be cheaper to get that kinda hp from, main thing is have fun & enjoy the sport!



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PretendFarmer

03-15-2019 04:49:14




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 Re: John Deere B question in reply to 41106, 03-14-2019 20:17:32  
Assuming its a 6 speed B, it will pull stone boat just fine in stock form. Not a whole lot of reason to do motor work for dead weight pulling as 1st gear is painfully slow and theres no reason to pull stone boat in any gear but 1st.



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