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John Deere A

John Deere A tractor photo
1934 - 1952   Two-Cylinder Letter Series
Model years
Row-Crop tractor
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Series back:John Deere B





The A was John Deere's first true row-crop tractor, replacing the GP. There were several variants of the A. The A was the row-crop model. The AR was a standard (or fixed) tread model. The AO was an orchard model, with no exhaust stack and shielded fenders. There was also the AI industrial model, the AN with narrow front, the AW wide front, and the high-crop ANH and AWH. The model A was the first Deere tractor to come from the factory with rubber tires.
 

Production:

Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built:300,000
 

Variants:

A:Row-crop
AR:Standard front axle
AO:Orchard
AOS:narrow orchard
AW:Adjustable wide-front
AN:Single front wheel
AWH:High-crop, adjustable wide-front
ANH:High-crop, single-front wheel
 

John Deere A Engine:

   John Deere 5.1L 2-cyl all fuel
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Capacity:

Fuel:14 gal [53.0 L]
Aux. fuel:1 gal [3.8 L]
 

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:transmission
Rear RPM:540
 

Dimensions & Tires:

Weight:3783 lbs [1715 kg]
Front tire:24x4
Rear tire:50x6
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A Serial Numbers:

Location:Serial number plate on the left side of tractor, above the flywheel.
photo of A serial number

1934: 410000
1935: 412866
1936: 424025
1937: 442151
1938: 466787
1939: 477000
1940: 488000
1941: 499000
1942: 514127
1943: 523133
1944: 528778
1945: 548352
1946: 558817
1947: 578516
1948: 594433
1949: 620843
1950: 646530
1951: 667390
1952: 689880
Last: 703384

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John Deere A Power:

Drawbar (claimed):18 hp [13.4 kW]
Belt (claimed):24 hp [17.9 kW]
Plows:2*14-inch
Drawbar (tested):18.72 hp [14.0 kW]
PTO (tested):23.63 hp [17.6 kW]
Belt (tested):24.71 hp [18.4 kW]
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Mechanical:

Chassis:4x2 2WD
Steering:manual
Brakes:differential mechanical expanding shoe
Cab:Open operator station with steel pan seat.
 

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