Welcome to WeirdDeere.com
The Website about Industrial John Deere Tractors

What's New- Hey you JD fans out there, don't give up on me! I have been updating the site with photos, etc (slowly), though I keep forgetting to list it on this page! I'm really behind on the Survivors list. And note that I'm about ready to give up on the current WeirdDeere message board due to the spamming and dumb advertisements. When I come up with a replacement, I'll let you all know. ALSO, I'm sad to say that I think I'm going to stop my Classified advertisement page. I'm so horribly slow updating it that it won't do anyone any good. I apologize!

EMAIL ISSUE: ATTENTION!! Lynde, with the JD700 question. I can not reply to you, because I cannot get your full email address. PLEASE send another email, and include your complete address in the message. Thanks. (1/13/05)

A group of industrial John Deeres     U.S.A.!!!!!!!!!!
This is a group of industrial John Deeres-the BI, AI, and DI. No wonder they're weird, NO GREEN! (click to enlarge)

A Full Line in '59!
From its meager start just 20+ years before, there was quite a selection of industrial equipment by 1959.
This is Brandon Knapp's website about the industrial versions of the John Deere two cylinder tractors.

General Differences between the agricultural/industrial tractors-

Early industrial versions were different in minor aspects. Most had some, or all of the following features:
  • Turning Brakes
  • Mounting pads for equipment
  • Higher speed gears
  • Lowered height
  • Lowered exhausts and intakes
  • Heavier drawbars
  • More Comfortable seats
  • Yellow, Orange, or Red paint

Later two cylinder industrial tractors (such as the 40, 420, etc) had fewer changes from their agricultural counterparts, although some did recieve changes like the early tractors. In most of the later tractors the only change was paint color, and the addition/subtraction of certain options.

Caution!!! Just because most industrials were painted yellow, that doesn't mean the tractor sitting in the junkyard will be. My grandpa's DI had a coat of green paint over the yellow. Check!!! And look for industrial features. Click on the links at the far left.

My personal info: A Strange Tractor KID!!!
Name:Brandon Knapp
I live in northern Ohio. To learn more about me, or if you're bored, see the FAQ.
Note: The links have moved. See them HERE.
Click here to see the New Generation!
See the New Generation, here
I am a proud member of the
The LaGrange Engine Club!
Click the engine to go to the LaGrange Engine Club website! You can learn more about the club, and its shows there!

See some photos from previous shows!
The 2000 Show
The 2001 Show

Next Show: September 20, 21, 22 2002
Wellington, Ohio
Lorain County Fairgrounds

Email Jim for more info at:

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I started this page on the night of July 30-31, 2000.