1951 John Deere R tractor ; Deere & Company; 1951; 2015.333


1951 John Deere R tractor

About this object

Year: 1951
Make: John Deere
Model: R
Serial No: R8952
Engine Make: John Deere
Engine Type: 2 Cylinder Diesel
Engine Model: 5 3/4" Bore x 8" Stroke
In3: 416
GVWlbs: 7603
This tractor arrived in NZ on the Ship "Baden" on 18th September 1951 and was purchased by Graham Simpson of Mataura Island. The agents were Gough Gough and Hamer, Invercargill Branch. It was taken over by his son Alvin and in August 1978 it was sold to Hugh Johnstone in Christchurch.
We purchased it from the Estate of Hugh Johnstone in October 2007 and repainted and tidied up in 2008.


Deere & Company

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

United States of America

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, transport, tractor


Bill Richardson Transport World

Credit Line

From the collection of Bill Richardson Transport World

Object Type

Rural industry, farm machinery, tractor

Object number


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