John Deere L

John Deere L Utility tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere L is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1937 – 1946.

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

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Moline, Illinois, USA
Total built: 13,365
Original price: $517 (1946)

John Deere L Power

Drawbar (claimed): 7.01 hp
5.2 kW
Belt (claimed): 9.27 hp
6.9 kW
Plows: 1 (12-inch)
Drawbar (tested): 9.06 hp
6.8 kW
Belt (tested): 10.42 hp
7.8 kW

John Deere L Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Steering: manual
Transmission: 3-speed unsynchronized gear

Title serial numbers

Location: Right side of rear axle

photo of L serial number

1937: 621000
1938: 621079
1939: 626265
1940: 630160
1941: 634191
1942: 640000
1943: 640738
1944: 641038
1945: 641538
1946: 641958
Final: 642038

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my John Deere L? 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 L Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
Final engine. Used from serial number 640000 through the end of production
Displacement: 66.4 ci
1.1 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.25×4.00 inches
83 x 102 mm
Rated RPM: 1550
Firing order: 1-2
Coolant capacity: 10 qts
9.5 L

John Deere L Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: unsynchronized gear
Gears: 3 forward and 1 reverse

John Deere L Dimensions

Length: 91 inches
231 cm
Width: 49 inches
124 cm
Height: 57 inches
144 cm
Weight: 1,515 lbs
687 kg

John Deere L Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 313
November 4, 1938
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 313 file
Belt power (max): 10.42 hp
7.8 kW
Drawbar performance
Max power: 9.06 hp
6.8 kW
Max pull: 1,235 lbs
560 kg


Is John Deere L a good tractor?

The John Deere L 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 L take?

Check out the John Deere L 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 L?

The John Deere L was an agricultural tractor model made from 1937 – 1946

Where is the serial number on a John Deere L?

Lookup right side of rear axle

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