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John Deere A

John Deere A tractor photo
1934 - 1952   Two-Cylinder Letter Series
Model years
Row-Crop tractor
Series back:John Deere B





The final iteration of the John Deere model A, the "late styled" A, began production in 1947 at serial number 584000.
 

Production:

Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built:300,000
Original price (USD)
   $2,400 (1952 )
 

Variants:

AR:A-Regular with standard front axle
AO:Orchard
AW:Adjustable wide-front
AN:Single front wheel
AWH:High-crop, adjustable wide-front
ANH:High-crop, single-front wheel
 

John Deere A Engines:

   John Deere 5.3L 2-cyl gasoline
   John Deere 5.3L 2-cyl all fuel
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Capacity:

Fuel:18 gal [68.1 L]
 

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:transmission
Rear RPM:540
 

Dimensions & Tires:

Weight:5228 lbs [2371 kg]
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A Serial Numbers:

Location:Serial number plate on the right side of the John Deere A, above the pulley.
1934: 410000
1935: 412866
1936: 424025
1937: 442151
1938: 466787
1939: 477000
1940: 488000
1941: 499000
1942: 510239
1943: 520004
1944: 524423
1945: 542700
1946: 555334
1947: 569610
1948: 587349
1949: 611921
1950: 640246
1951: 666307
1952: 682602
Final: 703384

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John Deere A Power:

Drawbar (claimed):34 hp [25.4 kW]
Belt (claimed):38 hp [28.3 kW]
Plows:3*Deere advertised the late styled A as pulling 2-16 or 3-14.
Drawbar (tested):34.14 hp [25.5 kW]
Belt (tested):38.02 hp [28.4 kW]
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Mechanical:

Chassis:4x2 2WD
Steering:manual
Brakes:differential mechanical expanding shoe
Cab:Open operator station with steel pan seat.
 

Belt Pulley:

Diameter:12.8 inches [32 cm]
Width:7.375 inches [18 cm]
RPM:975
Speed:3270 ft/min [996.70 meters/min]
 

Electrical:

Ground:positive
Charging system:generator
 

Battery:

Number:2
Volts:6
 

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