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JOHN DEERE compact tractor A (1934-1938)

There is one compact tractor in the Two-Cylinder Letter Series series that is a two-wheel drive row-crop tractor from John Deere called the A. There was a first generation of these machines manufactured by John Deere between 1934 and 1938 in Waterloo, Iowa, USA. John Deere A utility tractor is equipped with a reliable 5.1 liter (309.0 cubic inch) two-cylinder engine that runs on fuel and is available in four forward and one reverse gears.

The engine that was used in the JD A row-crop tractor was a John Deere engine. An important feature of this engine is that it has a displacement of 5.1 L, 5,064 cm2, which is equivalent to 309.0 cubic inches, and it is a two-cylinder natural aspirated engine with a bore size of 140.0 mm (5.51 in) and a stroke size of 165.0 mm (6.5 in). There is a compression ratio rating of 4.45:1 for this engine. At 975 rpm, this engine produced an output power of 18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) which is equivalent to 18.2 horsepower.

In addition to the manual steering and differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes, the John Deere compact tractor Model A has an open operator station and a fuel capacity of 53.0 liters (14 US gal; 11.7 Imp. gal).

Nowadays, only second-hand tractors are available for this model.

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