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John Deere A

John Deere A tractor photo
1934 - 1952   Two-Cylinder Letter Series
Model years
Row-Crop tractor
Next model:John Deere 60
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.


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


AR:Standard front axle
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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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: 510239
1943: 520004
1944: 524423
1945: 542700
1946: 555334
1947: 569610
1948: 587349
1949: 611921
1950: 640246
1951: 666307
1952: 682602
Final: 703384

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John Deere A Power:

Drawbar (claimed):18 hp [13.4 kW]
Belt (claimed):24 hp [17.9 kW]
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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Chassis:4x2 2WD
Brakes:differential mechanical expanding shoe
Cab:Open operator station with steel pan seat.

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