John Deere 50

John Deere 50 Technical Specifications

John Deere 50 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1952 – 1956.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 50 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

John Deere 50 Production

Manufacturer John Deere
Row-Crop tractor
Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built 32,574 (total)
  29,746 (gas)
  2,097 (all-fuel)
  731 (LP-gas)
Original price was $2,011 in 1954
The John Deere 50 was introduced to replace the model B. These new tractors offered a number of advancements including duplex carburetion, live Powr-Trol hydraulics, and a fully-independent PTO.

John Deere 50 Power

Engine: 28.11 hp
21.0 kW
Belt (tested) 31.20 hp
23.3 kW

John Deere 50 Electrical

Ground Positive
Charging system generator
Batteries 2
Battery volts 6
Battery AH 85

John Deere 50 Mechanical

Two-wheel drive
Steering manual
  power *Power steering became an option in 1954.
Expanding shoe brakes
Open operator station with padded seat.


Type open center
Pressure 930 psi
64.1 bar
Pump flow 8.9 gpm
33.7 lpm

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO independent OptOptional
Rear RPM 532

Title serial numbers

1952 5000001
1953 5001257
1954 5016620
1955 5021977
1956 5030600
End 5033751

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.

What year is my John Deere 50? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

John Deere 50 Engine detail

Engine Detail
VM Motori D703
Displacement: 127.1 ci
2.1 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.70×3.94 inches
94 x 100 mm
Power: 49 hp
36.5 kW
Air cleaner: dry
Rated RPM: 2600
Torque: 107 lb-ft
145.1 Nm
Torque RPM: 1200
Starter: electric
Starter volts: 12

John Deere 50 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Gears: 12 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic dry disc

John Deere 50 Dimensions

John Deere 50 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 947

Nebraska Tractor Test 947
Diesel 8-speed 2WD
September 24 – October 1, 1966
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 947 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 133.25 hp
99.4 kW
Fuel use: 8.2 gal/hour
31.0 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 122.76 hp
91.5 kW
Fuel use: 7.3 gal/hour
27.6 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 113.72 hp
84.8 kW
Fuel use: 8.2 gal/hour
31.0 l/hour
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull: 16,197 lbs
7346 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 1025

Nebraska Tractor Test 1025
Diesel 8-speed 2WD
October 1 – 16, 1969
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1025 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 141.34 hp
105.4 kW
Fuel use: 9.1 gal/hour
34.4 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 128.51 hp
95.8 kW
Fuel use: 8.0 gal/hour
30.3 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 121.86 hp
90.9 kW
Fuel use: 9.0 gal/hour
34.1 l/hour
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull: 14,949 lbs
6780 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 50 a good tractor?

The John Deere 50 is one of the great tractors in the John Deere stable, and it has earned John Deere a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a John Deere 50 take?

Check out the John Deere 50 oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year John Deere made the 50?

The John Deere 50 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1952 – 1956

How much does a John Deere 50 tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the John Deere 50 weight ranges from 4855 lbs
2202 kg .

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