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John Deere M

John Deere M tractor photo
1947 - 1952   Two-Cylinder Letter Series
Utility tractor
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The M had been in development for several years during World War II prior to its introduction in 1947. The M replaced the H, L, and LA models. Three additional variants; the MT tricycle, MC crawler model, and MI industrial model were also built. The M was the first tractor to be produced at Deere's new Dubuque factory. It was the first to use Deere's Touch-O-Matic hydraulic system. PTO and electric starting were standard features.
 

Production:

Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Total built:45,799
Original price (USD):$1075 (1952)
 

Variants:

M:utility
MT:row-crop
MC:crawler
MI:industrial
 

John Deere M Engine:

   John Deere 1.6L 2-cyl gasoline
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Capacity:

Fuel:10 gal [37.9 L]
 

Rear Hitch:

Type:Deere Quik-Tatch
 

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:transmission
Rear RPM:550
 

Dimensions & Tires:

Weight:2,600 lbs [1179 kg]
Front tire:4.00x15
Rear tire:8x24
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M Serial Numbers:

Location:Serial number plate located on lower part of dash.
photo of M serial number

1947: 10001
1948: 13734
1949: 25604
1950: 35659
1951: 43525
1952: 50580
Final: 55799

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Links:

M 3-point Hitch Conversion: Modification of the M's hitch to a three-point hitch
 

John Deere M Power:

Drawbar (claimed):18 hp [13.4 kW]
Belt (claimed):20 hp [14.9 kW]
Drawbar (tested):18.15 hp [13.5 kW]
Belt (tested):20.45 hp [15.2 kW]
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Mechanical:

Chassis:4x2 2WD
Steering:manual
Brakes:differential mechanical disc
Cab:Open operator station.
 

Hydraulics:

Type:Touch-O-Matic
Pressure:700 psi [48.3 bar]
Total flow:4.25 gpm [16.1 lpm]
Oil type:
10W

 

Belt Pulley:

Diameter:7.25 inches [18 cm]
Width:6.4 inches [16 cm]
RPM:1575
Speed:2989 ft/min [911.05 meters/min]
 

Electrical:

Ground:postitive
 

Battery:

Number:1
Volts:6
 

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