John Deere 420I Special Utility

John Deere 420I Special Utility industrial tractor photo
1957 - 1958
Industrial tractor
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ManufacturerJohn Deere
Industrial tractor
Built in Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Total built255
The Deere 420I Special Utility was the officially designated industrial version of the 420, but a large number of other 420 versions were sold in yellow paint for municipal and industrial work. The 420I was based on the 420W, the tie rods on the front axle were the primary difference.
John Deere 420I Engine
John Deere 1.9L 2-cyl gasoline
Fuel tank10.5 gal
39.7 L
Engine details ...
John Deere 420I Transmissions
4-speed gear
5-speed gear
5-speed mechanical shuttle
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John Deere 420I Power
Belt (claimed)29.2 hp
21.8 kW
Two-wheel drive
Manual steering
Open operator station.
Tractor hitch
Rear TypeI
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTOlive OptOptional
Rear PTO Type540 (1.375)
Dimensions & Tires
Wheelbase77.75 inches
197 cm
Weight2850 lbs
1292 kg
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420I Serial Numbers
Location:Serial number plate on the left side of tractor, on the clutch housing.
Battery volts6
420I Special Utility references literature
Industrial Tractors and Equipment published in 1957, by John Deere
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