Easiest way is to look at rear of the tractor ‘L’ uses hollow pipe for a main frame, LA pipe frame is covered to look like a solid piece of round metal.
John Deere Colors
2 cylinder generator colors Waterloo built tractors were black until the black dash 20 series tractors. After that they were painted green unless it was an industrial then it was painted the industrial color.
Moline & Dubuque built generators were painted the same color as the tractor.
2 cylinder seat and backrest cushion color was black until the beginning of the 20 series tractors in 1957 at which time either yellow or black was available.
John Deere Tube Wide Front Ends
The square tube wide front ends for the 2 cylinder Waterloo built tractors were first available October 1954. The round tube wide front end was not an option for 20, 30 series 2 cylinders even though they will fit them.
John Deere Transmission Pickup Screen Magnet Information Sheet
Part JDS507 transmission pickup screen magnet Fits: John Deere new Generation 1960 and up. Works with all if the new style pick up screen is used from the dealer (#R68836). This magnet fits inside the pickup screen (#R68836). The screen is located on the bottom of the transmission case behind the drain plug. The pickup screen is a different screen than the transmission oil filter. The oil must be drained to install the magnet, or a wet vac can be attached to the fill hole and the magnet can be installed with a minimum loss of oil. There may be some confusion on this part, this information should clear up any problems if not, please contact us.
John Deere 2 Cylinder Muffler Colors
John Deere 2 cylinder muffler colors – most mufflers on waterloo built tractors prior to the 20 series were painted green, 20 series up were black. Dubuque built tractor mufflers were heat resisitant silver from the M series, 40 series, 320 & 420 to serial number 135025 thereafter they were painted black.