John Deere "D" - Keremeos, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 12.326 W 119° 50.091
11U E 293518 N 5454161
Quick Description: As one passes through Keremeos on Highway 3 they will, hopefully, spy a dozen old tractors along the north side of the Highway. This will be Parson's Orchard & Fruit Stand.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/16/2014 5:39:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMM9B2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
Four of the tractors on display at Parson's are John Deeres, two of which are "D"s. This is one of the Model Ds, serial number 101360. Of the two Ds in the collection, this is the older, by 16 years, having been built in 1930, when they still came on steel wheels. The other, serial number 160236, was built in 1946. It's one of the newer, "styled" models and is on rubber.

The "D" was produced over a span of 30 years, and enjoyed a production run longer than any other of John Deere's tractors. Of the nearly 200,000 units sold, 47,870 were the "Styled" Ds, production of which began on April 7, 1939 and ended with the last John Deere D rolling off the line on March 19, 1954. The final D shipped in April of 1954. Though the factory shut down the assembly line for the Model D early in 1953, 92 more were produced outside on an ad hoc assembly line set up on the street behind the plant.

The D had the longest run of any model of John Deere tractor, the styled and unstyled versions ran from March 1, 1923 until July 3, 1953. Serial numbers 31321 through 31412 are not model Ds, but are Waterloo Boy Ns which were built after model D production had begun.
From Tractor Data

JD AO

Engine Type: Internal Combustion

Wheel Type: Steel

Make: John Deere

Model: Model D

Visit Instructions:
You must include a picture that includes the tractor/engine and your GPSr (and you if possible); The location (coordinates) and the closest town/state/country where you found the tractor/engine; any interesting details about the tractor/engine (Make, Model, Year made, Horsepower, etc); and anything else you find interesting about the location where you found it.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Old Tractors
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.