The CD contains a 1,927-page pdf file with detailed information about John Deere two-cylinder tractors and the associated literature. Included here are Duane Larson's compilations of application lists (including references) for carburetors and magnetos for the various model tractors, as well as lists of John Deere manuals for the different models.
The bulk of the file consists of scanned copies of John Deere Field Service Bulletins (FSB) and other John Deere documents, dating from 1935 to 1962; this includes a complete set of FSBs covering two-cylinder tractors. The original documents are from the literature collection of Duane and Nancy Larson, who have painstakingly collected the bulletins, scanned them into digital format, upgraded or created the indices, converted everything into a pdf file, and provided all the enhancements described below.
Because the original Field Service Bulletins used small font size, it was not possible for the scanned file to be completely computer-recognizable. For example, a search for the word 'magneto' will not yield all occurrences of the word 'magneto' but only those which the scanner was able to recognize. For the same reason, it was not always possible to introduce unambiguous links from the original indices to the relevant text pages.
To compensate for these shortcomings, most indices have been completely retyped in a larger font and those pages inserted into the pdf file. (The original indices are also included for completeness.) The retyped indices are fully searchable, and fully linked to the appropriate text pages.
No index was available for the 'L-LA Service Hints' (Moline Tractor Works) documents, so one was created. New indices have also been created for special topics, including 'Duane's Favorites,' 'Torque Recommendations,' 'Specifications,' and 'Corrections.' Interlinks are also provided for the published corrections.
Examples of pages from two of the original indexes (1935-1940 and 1956) are provided HERE to illustrate the breadth of information provided.
An abbreviated table of contents is provided here.
For novice users of pdf files, information about navigating through the file is given here.
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