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John Deere 1010

John Deere 1010 tractor photo
1960 - 1965   New Generation Series
Utility tractor
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The John Deere 1010 was available in multiple versions. Row Crop (R), Single Row Crop (RS), Row Crop Utility (RU), Orchard (O), Utility (U), and Industrial Wheel (W) in addition to two crawler types. Also a low-cost Special Row Crop Utility (RUS) version was made that was $300 less than regular models. It had only a pan seat and 540 RPM PTO.


Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Total built:44,377*Total for all variants of the John Deere 1010.
 9,792*Total for both types of 1010RU. 7,048 gasoline and 2,744 diesel.
Original price (USD)
   $3,500 (1965 )


1010RU:row-crop utility
1010RS:single row-crop
1010RUS:special row-crop utility
1010W:wheeled industrial

John Deere 1010 Engines:

   John Deere 2.4L 4-cyl diesel
   John Deere 1.9L 4-cyl gasoline
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Fuel:12 gal [45.4 L]
Hydraulic system:4.5 gal [17.0 L]

3-Point Hitch:

Rear Type:I

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:transmission
Rear RPM:540

Dimensions & Tires:

RU Wheelbase:82.5 inches [209 cm]
Weight:3350 to 4041 pounds
Front tire:5.00-15
Rear tire:10-34
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1010 Serial Numbers:

Location:Plate on the engine block, right side
photo of 1010 serial number

1960: 10001
1961: 13692
1962: 23630
1963: 32188
1964: 43900
1965: 53722
Final: 57312

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John Deere 1010 Power:

Drawbar (claimed):30 hp [22.4 kW]
PTO (claimed):36.13 hp [26.9 kW]
Drawbar (tested):30.00 hp [22.4 kW]
PTO (tested):36.13 hp [26.9 kW]
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Chassis:4x2 2WD
Brakes:mechanical disc
Cab:Open operator station.


Type:open center
Capacity:4.5 gal [17.0 L]



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