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John Deere 50

John Deere 50 tractor photo
1952 - 1956
Row-Crop tractor
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The John Deere 50 was introduced to replace the model B. These new tractors offered a number of advancements including duplex carburetion, live Powr-Trol hydraulics, and a fully-independent PTO.
 

Production:

Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built:32,574
 29,746 gas
 2,097 all-fuel
 731 LP-gas
Original price (USD):$2,011 (1954)
 

John Deere 50 Engines:

   John Deere 3.1L 2-cyl gasoline
   John Deere 3.1L 2-cyl all-fuel
   John Deere 3.1L 2-cyl LP gas
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Capacity:

Fuel:15.5 gal [58.7 L]
Aux. fuel:2 gal [7.6 L]
 

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:independent optional
Rear RPM:532
 

Dimensions & Tires:

Wheelbase:90 inches [228 cm]
Weight:4855 to 5500 pounds
Front tire:5.50-16
Rear tire:10-38
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John Deere 50 attachments:

 front-end loader
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50 Serial Numbers:

Location:Right side of tractor frame, ahead of belt pulley.
photo of 50 serial number

1952: 5000001
1953: 5001254
1954: 5016041
1955: 5021977
1956: 5030600
End: 5033751

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John Deere 50 Power:

Plows:2
Drawbar (tested):28.11 hp [21.0 kW]
Belt (tested):31.20 hp [23.3 kW]
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Mechanical:

Chassis:4x2 2WD
Steering:manual
 power optional in 1954
Brakes:expanding shoe
Cab:Open operator station with padded seat.
 

Belt Pulley:

Diameter:9.7 inches [24 cm]
Width:7.25 inches [18 cm]
RPM:1250
Speed:3,170 ft/min [966.22 meters/min]
 

Electrical:

Ground:Positive
Charging system:generator
 

Battery:

Number:2
Volts:6
Amp-hours:85
 

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