John Deere A (1934-1938)

John Deere A (1934-1938)The John Deere A is a 2WD row-crop tractor from the Two-Cylinder Letter Series series. This first generation was manufactured by John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, USA from 1934 to 1938. The John Deere A is equipped with a 5.1 L (309.0 cu·in) two-cylinder all-fuel engine and unsynchronized gear transmission with 4 forward and 1 reverse gear.

The JD A row-crop tractor used the John Deere engine. It is a 5.1 L, 5,064 cm2, (309.0 cu·in) two-cylinder natural aspirated all-fuel engine with 140.0 mm (5.51 in) of the cylinder bore and 165.0 mm (6.5 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 4.45:1. This engine produced 18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 975 rpm of output power.

The John Deere Model A is equipped with manual steering, differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes, an open operator station and 53.0 liters (14 US gal.; 11.7 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

John Deere A variants:

  • A Row-crop
  • AR Standard front axle
  • AO Orchard
  • AOS Narrow orchard
  • AW Adjustable wide-front
  • AN Single front wheel
  • AWH High-crop, adjustable wide-front
  • ANH High-crop, single-front wheel

John Deere A Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere A
Length3,140 mm (123.6 in)
Width2,190 mm (86.2 in)
Height1,620 mm (63.8 in)
Wheel base
Weight1,715 kg (3,781 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity53.0 liters (14 US gal.; 11.7 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelJohn Deere
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeAll-fuel
Displacement5.1 L, 5,064 cm2, (309.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke140.0 mm X 165.0 mm (5.51 in X 6.5 in)
Compression ratio4.45:1
Horsepower (drawbar)18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 975 rpm
Oil capacity:8.8 L (9.3 US. qt, 7.7 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity:36.0 L (38 US. qt, 31.7 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
BrakesDifferential mechanical expanding shoe
Transmission modelJohn Deere
Transmission typeUnsynchronized gear with dry disc clutch
Gears4 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 10.0 kmh (6.2 mph) Reverse: 5.6 kmh (3.5 mph)
Front tires Ag: 24×4 steel
Ag: 5.50×16
Rear tires Ag: 50×6 steel
Ag: 9/10/11.25×36
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeTransmission
Rear PTO speed540 rpm
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