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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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