John Deere M, anybody have one?

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John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby Shane N. » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:31 am

I have a chance to buy a John Deere M. I don't want it to keep, I want to flip it. I know they aren't that desirable for the lack of 3 point hitch. This one has an original J.D. plow with M hitch, full set of cultivators (front and back), it has a J.D. offset disk made for the M still with the Killefer works plate, rear wheel weights and a modified rear cultivator (not original but had 3 point and has been modified). I can get it for a decent price but getting rid of it may be the trouble. It needs 2 rear rims and I would have to cut the centers out and reweld them on new rims. Not a problem but I don't want to mess with that. I have a friend who wants the equipment but not sure what to ask for all of it. If I sold all the equipment I would sell the tractor cheap, maybe even part it out. Anyone have a J.D. M and can help me value this?
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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby T-Mo » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:08 pm

I like the size of the H, M, and 40, which is the line of that size. Of the 3, the 40 is probably the most desirable, it's the latest in that line. I wouldn't mind having any one of them, but it's hard to find a wide front of the H.

Here is a video from Deere's "Out of the Vault" series, and this one features the M.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8E65SOkzGw

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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby Shane N. » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:13 pm

My dad has a 40 and I had an H I restored with 2 row cultivators. Traded it for a W111 power unit a couple years ago then traded it for a 730 diesel and then sold it. The H was alright for what it was, here's a picture of it. It was to pretty to use. Dad has a 3 point hitch self contained wood splitter that has been hooked to his 40 for probably 15 years. He has cultivators and fertilizer hoppers etc. for it. The only thing with the 40 it's hard to get off and on with the cultivator rods in the way.
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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby Indy4570 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:13 pm

I always thought the JD M was a very cool tractor, compact, wide front,whats not to like? I saw one listed as ran when parked a year ago with a woods l306 on it for $999, seemed like a bargain to me :)
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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:54 pm

Wasn't the M and MT the first vertical 2 cylinder other than the A and LA?
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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby Shane N. » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:59 pm

John I think you meant to put L and LA and yes they were.
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Postby SONNY » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:10 pm

My 420 is vert. motor, probably same engine. thanks; sonny

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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby Super A » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:41 pm

Shane Nelson wrote:My dad has a 40 and I had an H I restored with 2 row cultivators. Traded it for a W111 power unit a couple years ago then traded it for a 730 diesel and then sold it. The H was alright for what it was, here's a picture of it. It was to pretty to use. Dad has a 3 point hitch self contained wood splitter that has been hooked to his 40 for probably 15 years. He has cultivators and fertilizer hoppers etc. for it. The only thing with the 40 it's hard to get off and on with the cultivator rods in the way.


I hope to be an H owner soon. They’re kinda like a Cub—small and cute! I’d like to find a cultivator for it and an IH Little Genius or IH Little Wonder one bottom plow to drive the purists nuts!

In eastern NC if I had to guess I would say the JD M was third behind the Super A and the Allis B.

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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby Shane N. » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:48 pm

Al, I was at a tractor show when I was in the middle of restoring that H and got to talking to a man and long story short he said he had a full set of cultivators and sold them to me for $100.
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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby Landreo » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:07 pm

Shane Nelson wrote: If I sold all the equipment I would sell the tractor cheap, maybe even part it out.


How cheap is cheap?

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:28 pm

Shane Nelson wrote:John I think you meant to put L and LA and yes they were.
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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby ricky racer » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:47 pm

I'm not sure of M pricing but just saw this one on Craigslist...

https://southbend.craigslist.org/grd/d/ ... 98296.html

1949 John Deere M for sale. Runs good, straight sheet metal, clean. Rear Quick-Tatch hitch, PTO, Rear Belt Pulley, extendable steering wheel, new gages and battery.
Attachments include:
1 bottom plow with belly bracket
Belly and rear cultivator
Front blade
Parts to build another front blade
$3,900 for all.
**NOT INTERESTED IN SELLING IMPLEMENTS SEPARATE**
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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby Shane N. » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:54 pm

Thanks for sharing Ricky. I don’t think M’s are bringing anywhere near that but I’d say the equipment is worth as much as the tractor.
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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby ricky racer » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:04 pm

Shane Nelson wrote:Thanks for sharing Ricky. I don’t think M’s are bringing anywhere near that but I’d say the equipment is worth as much as the tractor.

Asking and getting are usually two different things...
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Re: John Deere M, anybody have one?

Postby grnspot » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:23 pm

I gave $2950 for my 40S in 2014:
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Something I'd wanted for 50 years & never expected to find, use it mostly for shows & pushing snow:
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1953 JD 40S, 93-755 w/60" deck, '04-790 w/300 loader, 2000-F725, '07 "TS" Gator, 80-314, 1980-2418 Power King & 1961-IH Cub Lo-boy


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