January–February 2019

The Alaskan Retreater’s Notebook
December 6, 2018
1986 Feature Article Digital Downloads
January 27, 2019


2 The Model “L” Decoded
Digging Into The Serial Number Registers
22 Perspectives
The “LI Jeep” — by Chris Proll
Code 181-d — Finding a Single-Stick “AN” Distillate — by Kenneth Naylor
It Needs a Head Gasket, Clutch, and Hydraulic Pump — by Dan Resh
Sackett Sez… Thermal Expansion — by Lee Sackett
The “LI Jeep” — by Chris Proll
Tire Facts and Safety — by Walter Menegus
Tractor Talk Shrunken Down — by Doug Beaty
The National Dairy Cattle Congress — by Orrin Miller
40 Commentary
Regional Two-Cylinder Ambassador Program
John Deere Day Movies on DVD!
The “20” Series Sales Information Book
Products • Services • Suppliers
Classified Ads


The entrances of most John Deere factories and branch houses of the past have been very attractive. The entrance of the old Waterloo Tractor Works, for example, has been shown on these pages at least a few times, and it was pure class with the twin facing stairways and huge picture window. Not so with the Moline Tractor Works where the “L” Series Tractors were built. This facility was only a portion of the John Deere Wagon Works, and, as can be seen in the only known photo of the Tractor Works entrance, it wasn’t very impressive. The sign, above and slightly right of the trucker’s head, reads “MOLINE TRACTOR WORKS,” under which it says “Office” with a left-facing arrow, and “Receiving Dept” with a right-facing arrow. The material being handled is in-process munitions for WWII, with which the Wagon Works was heavily involved. December 15, 1942.

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