John Deere A Two-Cylinder Letter Series Technical Specifications
John Deere A is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1934 – 1952.
Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere A 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 A Production
|Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA|
|The A was John Deere`s first true row-crop tractor, replacing the GP. There were several variants of the A. The A was the row-crop model. The AR was a standard (or fixed) tread model. The AO was an orchard model, with no exhaust stack and shielded fenders. There was also the AI industrial model, the AN with narrow front, the AW wide front, and the high-crop ANH and AWH. The model A was the first Deere tractor to come from the factory with rubber tires.|
|PTO (tested)||23.63 hp|
|Belt (tested)||24.71 hp|
John Deere A Mechanical
|Differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes|
|Open operator station with steel pan seat.|
Power Take-off (PTO)
Title serial numbers
FAQ: How to read a serial number table.
What year is my John Deere A? 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 A Engine detail
140 x 165 mm
|Air cleaner||oil bath|
|Starter type||manual *Hand-crank of tractor flywheel.|
|Oil capacity||9.25 qts|
|Coolant capacity||38 qts|
|Sparkplug gap||.030 inches|
|Point gap||0.021 inches|
|Intake valve clearance||0.020 inches*Hot|
|Exhaust valve clearance||0.020 inches*Hot|
|Gears||4 forward and 1 reverse|
John Deere A Dimensions
John Deere A Tests
|Nebraska Tractor Test 222|
|Distillate 4-speed 2WD|
April 19 – 27, 1934
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 222 file
|Belt power (max)||24.71 hp|
|Belt fuel use (max)||2.4 gal/hour|
|Power at rated engine speed||23.63 hp|
|Fuel use||2.3 gal/hour|
|Max power||18.72 hp|
|Gear 1 used for power test.|
|Max pull||2,923 lbs|
|Gear 1 used for pull test.|
Is John Deere A a good tractor?
The John Deere A 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 A take?
Check out the John Deere A 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 A?
The John Deere A was an agricultural tractor model made from 1934 – 1952
How much horsepower is a John Deere A?
The A engine tested at 18.72 hp
14.0 kW drawbar and 23.63 hp
17.6 kW kW PTO horsepower.
How much does a John Deere A tractor weight?
Depending on the engine type, the John Deere A weight ranges from 3783 lbs
1715 kg .
How much can a John Deere A Pull?
The max pulling capacity of the John Deere A tractors starts at 2,923 lbs
1325 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.