John Deere Model GP
John Deere GP sn 201259 at Astwoodbank 2011 - IMG 8624
1928 John Deere GP sn 201259 at the Astwood Bank Vintage Gathering 2011
Model history
Model introduced 1927
Model discontinued 1935
Model status Discontinued
Preceded by John Deere Model C
Engine Specification
Power hp 10 / 20
No. of Cylinders 2
Cooling system Water
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Drive 2WD
Linkage Category Unknown
Other info
Factories Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Plow rating Unknown
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The John Deere Model GP (or General Purpose) was introduced in 1928 by Deere & Co. of Dubuque, Iowa, USA. The Model GP was effectively the MkII version of the John Deere Model C which had been introduced in 1927 but had suffered from several problems which resulted in a number of modifications to the design.

Model historyEdit

For company history, see John Deere & Co.

The John Deere Model GP was launched in 1928, as a 10-20 hp rated tractor from a 2-cylinder engine. The tractor hada 3-speed gear box. A wide version the John Deere Model GPWT with a tricycle design for row crop work. In 1930a orchard version the John Deere Model GPO was added, which was fitted with extended fenders (wings) that covered most of the rear wheels. Some GPO tractors were converted by Lindeman into crawler tractors.

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  • production figures from 1928 till 1935 went up to about 15,000 max per year in 1930.


These tractors were built in huge numbers in the USA but few were imported into the UK. Many of the examples on show in the UK are recent imports, as the US climate ina lot of states has treated the tractors better so reasonable condition examples can be found.

  • John Deere GP sn 201529 - early example and imported into UK in the 1990s and restored in 1998. Owned by B. Cowely
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