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John Deere 50

John Deere 50 tractor photo
1952 - 1956
Row-Crop tractor
Previous model:John Deere B
Next model:John Deere 520
Series next:John Deere 60
Series back:John Deere 40

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.


Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built:32,574 (total)
 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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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 lbs [2202 kg]
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: 5001257
1954: 5016620
1955: 5021977
1956: 5030600
End: 5033751

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John Deere 50 Power:

Drawbar (tested):28.11 hp [21.0 kW]
Belt (tested):31.20 hp [23.3 kW]
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Chassis:4x2 2WD
 power*Power steering became an option 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]
Speed:3,170 ft/min [966.22 meters/min]


Charging system:generator



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