The First Number Series

All about tractors, PAY ATTENTION!     Gene is the Model B "expert" so I am going to tell you a little bit about the John Deere two-cylinder tractors OTHER than the Model B. Below, you'll find short descriptions of the tractors in the "First Number Series" in the order in which they were introduced. The biggest visible difference between this entire series and its predecessors was the new grill with its vertical louvers. The photo below is a Model 60. This same type of grill was used on all of the number series tractors until the end of the two-cylinder era. Some of the other improvements are listed below. In addition to those, the 801 three-point hitch was introduced on the 50, 60 and 70. By 1954 those three tractors also became the first row-crop tractors to be equipped with optional factory-installed power steering.
John Deere Model 60
The 50 was the successor to the Model B. It was produced from 1952 to 1956. The 50 and the 60 were the first tractors to have duplex carburation, live PTO, and live hydraulic.
The 60 replaced the Model A. It was also produced from 1952 to 1956. Both the 50 and the 60 were available with an LP gas engine as well as the gasoline and "all fuel" versions.
The 40 replaced the Model M in 1953 and was made until 1955. It featured improvements to the hydraulic system that allowed individual control over the left and right sides. The 40C was the crawler version of the 40.
The 70 replaced the Model G. It was produced from 1953 to 1956. In addition to the fuel options of the 50 and 60, the 70 was also available with a diesel engine.
The 80 replaced the R for 1955 and 1956. It was a diesel standard-tread tractor.

(Letter Series) (1st Number Series) (2nd Number Series) (3rd Number Series)

How do you tell unstyled tractors apart?
How do you tell styled tractors apart?

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