Can You Name These John Deere Models from a Photo?

By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

In the world of tractors, John Deere is certainly the name that stands out.

They are used around the world, particularly in the agricultural sector, but have so many other uses as well. John Deere is certainly one of the world's most loved tractor brand and a name that is known to many ... not just farmers!

But where did it all start?

Unsurprisingly, the company was founded by John Deere. A blacksmith by trade, he developed the first-ever self-scouring steel plow in 1837. That was their core business - along with a few other products - until 1918 when the John Deere company purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company, which incidentally made tractors. By the end of 1918, John Deere had sold over 5,000 of the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company-designed tractors. And the rest, as they say, is history.

By 1927, the John Deere company was ready to branch out further, introducing combine harvesters. 

Incredibly, the company was in such a strong position during the Great Depression, they sold tractors to farmers without expecting payment right away. This helped build up the incredible brand loyalty John Deere still has today.

But let's cut to the chase. 

In this quiz, let's see how many John Deere tractor models you can identify.

Good luck!


One of John Deere's very latest models, the 5125ML is aimed at orchard or vineyard work. It is powered by a 4.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine.

The John Deere D, a general purpose tractor, is the model produced the longest by the company. It was manufactured from 1923 to 1953, an astonishing 30-year period.

Distributed by John Deere, the WA-17 was actually manufactured by Wagner. This 280-horsepower tractor was produced between 1968 and 1970.

This utility tractor was marketed by John Deere from 1947 to 1952. Around 45,000 were built and they initially cost just over $1,000.

With a 6.8-liter, 6-cylinder engine, the 6930 Premium was manufactured by John Deere from 2006 - 2008. This tractor weighs close to six tons.

A current model from John Deere, the 7310R is a smaller row crop tractor powered by a 9-liter diesel 24-valve, liquid-cooled inline engine.

This interesting looking utility tractor was a product of John Deere from 1937 to 1946. Over 13,000 were built.

A crawler tractor, the 9620 was manufactured by John Deere between 2004 and 2007. It is powered by a 12.5-liter 6 cylinder diesel engine which produces around 500 brake horsepower.

The 62 was only available for a year, 1937. It eventually morphed into the model L. Only 78 were built

Built in Germany, the 7530 Premium is a powerful row crop tractor that although first introduced in 2007, was only available in the United States from 2009. 2010 retail cost was a little over $135,000.

The first diesel tractor produced by John Deere, the R model produced 35 brake horsepower. Over 21,000 were built between 1948 and 1954.

Driven by a 1.3-liter gasoline engine, the LA was produced by John Deere from 1941 to 1946.

This 500 brake horsepower tractor is another articulated crawler from John Deere featuring tracks running on two wheels. It was manufactured between 2012 and 2014.

This articulated crawler tractor features a unique track setup. The 9570RX was first built in 2016 and is still a model in the John Deere lineup. The 9570 is powered by a massive 14.9-liter, 6-cylinder engine.

A real golden oldie, the Dain AWD was manufactured by John Deere between 1918 and 1919. It was the first model made by Deere and Company to feature the John Deere nameplate.

The 9430T, a wheeled crawler style tractor was produced by John Deere from 2007 to 2011. Its 6-cylinder diesel engine produced just over 400 horsepower.

An early crop row tractor, the H, of which 58,000 were built, was marketed from 1939 to 1947. It was powered by a 1.6-liter, 2-cylinder kerosene engine.

A high clearance model, the 5100MH was manufactured from 2012 to 2017. It is powered by a 4.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine.

Introduced as a small tractor option, the B model John Deere proved so popular, over 100,000 units were sold from 1935 to 1953.

Built in the mid-1980s, the 2150 was a utility tractor built by John Deere in Germany. It cost around $17,000 per unit in 1986.

Built between 1953 and 1955, the Model 40 included 5 different variants, including a crawler tractor (the 40C). Around 18,000 were built.

A row crop tractor, the 8520 was first introduced by John Deere in 2002. It featured a smaller 8.1-liter diesel engine but still produced just over 300 brake horsepower.

Built in Iowa, the GP (standing for General Purpose) was a row crop tractor marketed by John Deere from 1928 to 1935. Around 35,000 of the various models were built.

Made over a period of four years in the mid-'70s, the 4230 from John Deere only saw around 120 built.

This tractor, of which only 92 were built, was manufactured between 1927 and 1928. It eventually morphed into the GP model.

Manufactured by Wagner for John Deere, the WA-14 was manufactured between 1968 and 1970. The WA-14 was powered by a Cummins 14-liter, 6-cylinder engine. Only 23 were made.

Over 300,000 John Deere A models were built over an 18-year period from 1934 to 1952. It is considered the first true row crop tractor produced by the company.

The John Deere 6215 was a utility tractor produced by the company from 2003 to 2007. It was built in Germany and powered by a 4.5-liter diesel engine.

In 1953, the G model tractor from John Deere would have set you back $2,600. The company sold around 68,000!

Manufactured at the John Deere factory in Iowa, the 7420 was manufactured from 2003 to 2007. It was available in both 4x2 and 4x4 models.

After John Deere experienced problems with their 8010 model, the 8020 was introduced in 1961 and built until 1964. Most of the 99 manufactured was in fact rebuilt 8010 models.

This wheeled tractor featured an articulated model as well, the 9300T. Both were powered by a 12.5-liter diesel engine which produced 360 brake horsepower. The 9300 was introduced in 2001.

Produced in 1960, the 8010 model by John Deere proved to be a liability. Many were returned with transmission problems. They were then converted into the 8020 model.

Powered by a 12.5-liter diesel engine, the John Deere 9420T produced around 425 brake horsepower. This tractor was built in a crawler style while a wheeled variant was also produced, the 9420.

Manufactured by Wagner for John Deere, the WA-17 was manufactured between 1968 and 1970. The WA-17 was powered by a Cummins 14-liter, 6-cylinder engine. Only 28 were made.

Powered by a 9-liter diesel engine, this row crop tractor from John Deere first appeared in 2009 and was manufactured for two years. The 8345R pushed out around 345 brake horsepower.

The 1010C was an agricultural crawler tractor built between 1960 and 1965. Around 16,000 were manufactured.

Produced between 1997 and 2002, the 7210 would have set you back $52,000 in 1999. This tractor was available as both a 2WD and 4WD model.

A classic looking utility tractor, the was powered by a 2.5-liter, 3-cylinder engine which produced 40 brake horsepower.

A row crop tractor, the 7730 was manufactured by John Deer from 2007 to 2011. It is powerd by a 6.8-liter, 6-cylinder engine which produces 190 brake horsepower.

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