John Deere 70

John Deere 70 Technical Specifications

John Deere 70 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1953 – 1956.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 70 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 70 Production

Manufacturer John Deere
Row-Crop tractor
Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built 35,868 (row-crop)
  157 (high-crop)
Original price was $2800 in 1955
Four variants of the John Deere model 70 were built; the 70, the diesel 70D (1954-1956 only), the high-crop 70, and the standard (wheatland) 70S.

John Deere 70 Power

Engine: 45.60 hp
34.0 kW
Belt (tested) 50.86 hp
37.9 kW

John Deere 70 Electrical

Ground positive
Batteries 2 (gas)
  1 (diesel)
Battery volts 6

John Deere 70 Mechanical

Two-wheel drive
Steering manual
  power OptOptional
Differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes
Open operator station

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO transmission
  independent OptOptional
Rear RPM 540

Title serial numbers

1953 7000001
1954 7005692
1955 7017501
1956 7034950

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.

What year is my John Deere 70? 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 70 Engine detail

Engine Detail
VM Motori D703T
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 127.1 ci
2.1 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.70×3.94 inches
94 x 100 mm
Power: 68 hp
50.7 kW
Air cleaner: dry
Rated RPM: 2600
Torque: 162 lb-ft
219.7 Nm
Torque RPM: 1400
Starter: electric
Starter volts: 12

John Deere 70 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

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

John Deere 70 Dimensions

John Deere 70 Tests

Tractor Tests

NTTL 493: gasoline 6-speed 2WD

NTTL 506: tractor fuel 6-speed 2WD

NTTL 514: LP gas 6-speed 2WD

NTTL 528: diesel 6-speed 2WD

Nebraska Tractor Test 493

Nebraska Tractor Test 493
Gasoline 6-speed 2WD
May 15 – 20, 1953
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 493 file
Belt power (max) 48.29 hp
36.0 kW
Belt fuel use (max) 4.5 gal/hour
17.0 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 42.24 hp
31.5 kW
Gear 3 used for power test.
Max pull 5,453 lbs
2473 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 506

Nebraska Tractor Test 506
Tractor fuel 6-speed 2WD
September 251953, – October 1, 1953
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 506 file
Belt power (max) 43.15 hp
32.2 kW
Belt fuel use (max) 4.2 gal/hour
15.9 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 39.58 hp
29.5 kW
Gear 3 used for power test.
Max pull 5,102 lbs
2314 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 514

Nebraska Tractor Test 514
LP gas 6-speed 2WD
November 6 – 12, 1953
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 514 file
Belt power (max) 50.86 hp
37.9 kW
Belt fuel use (max) 5.8 gal/hour
22.0 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 45.60 hp
34.0 kW
Gear 3 used for power test.
Max pull 6,127 lbs
2779 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 528

Nebraska Tractor Test 528
Diesel 6-speed 2WD
October 19 – 22, 1954
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 528 file
Belt power (max) 50.40 hp
37.6 kW
Belt fuel use (max) 2.8 gal/hour
10.6 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 45.09 hp
33.6 kW
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull 6,189 lbs
2807 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 70 a good tractor?

The John Deere 70 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 70 take?

Check out the John Deere 70 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 70?

The John Deere 70 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1953 – 1956

How much does a John Deere 70 tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the John Deere 70 weight ranges from 6538 to 7079 pounds .

How much can a John Deere 70 Pull?

The max pulling capacity of the John Deere 70 tractors starts at 5,453 lbs
2473 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.

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