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John Deere 2550

The John Deere 2550 tractor is part of the same series of machines that also includes the John Deere 2150 and the John Deere 2350 tractors. This is the 2050 series of compact utility tractors that was designed and built throughout the 1980’s. The tractors were mostly built in the Mannheim plant which John Deere run in Germany. The JD 2550 has a fuel tank that holds up to 90.8 liters (24 US gallons). This fuel tank feeds the engine which is a John Deere made 4 cylinder. The engine is naturally aspirated and kept cool using a liquid cooling system that holds up to 12.9 liters of coolant. The engine fires at a compression ratio of 17.4 to 1. It has a dual paper element air filter to stop damaging contaminants from getting into the combustion chambers. The 3.9 liter engine has a max power output of 65 hp.

The engine powers the wheels on the John Deere 2550 through one of two different gearbox choices. The first is a John Deere built Top-Shaft Synchronized, partially synchronized transmission that gives the operator 8 speeds going forwards and 4 when reversing. The top speed of the tractor using this gearbox is 27.3 kph (17 mph). The other gearbox choice gives the operator twice the number of gears, 16 going forward and 8 for reversing. The gearbox is a partial power shift, JD Hi-Lo Top Shaft Synchronized which gives the JD 2550 a top speed of 28.6 kph (17.8 mph).

The engine on the John Deere 2550 tractor also is responsible for powering the hydraulics which in turn powers the rear hitch (category 1/2) as well as a front loader attachment. The hydraulics system is a closed center type that has a valve flow rate of 49.2 liters per minute (13 US gallons per minute) and operates at a pressure of 158.6 bar (2300 psi). This system gives the rear hitch a maximum lifting capacity of 1240 kg (2735 lbs).

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John Deere 2350

The John Deere 2350 tractor is the second smallest in the JD 2050 series of compact utility tractors. The smallest is the John Deere 2150 tractor, but if you are looking for something bigger, then the John Deere 2550 might take your fancy. The JD 2350 has a diesel engine that John Deere built themselves. This engine is a 4 cylinder with natural aspiration. It’s prevented from overheating thanks to a liquid cooling system that holds up to 12.9 liters. The engine itself has a total displacement of 3.9 liters and fires at a compression ratio of 17.4 to 1. It’s started with a 12 volt battery.

The John Deere 2350 tractor has a choice of 2 different gearboxes. The larger is a JD Hi-Lo Top-Shaft Synchronized partial power shift transmission that gives the tractor 16 gears going forwards and 8 for when it’s reversing. The tractor has a top speed of 28.6 kph (17.8 mph) going forward and uses a dry disc clutch for changing gears with this transmission. The smaller gearbox is a JD Top-Shaft Synchronized transmission which is partially synchronized. This gives the tractor 8 forward speeds and 4 for backing up. It gives the JD 2350 a top speed of 28.7 kph (17.8 mph).

The John Deere 2350 tractor is available with either a 4X2 2WD chassis or a 4X4 MFWD 4WD chassis. This means that the front wheels vary in size depending on the chassis choice. The front wheels on the 2WD chassis measure 7.5-16 (7.5 inch width, 16 inch rim diameter) while the front wheels on the 4WD chassis measure 11.2-24 (11.2 inch width, 24 inch rim diameter). The rear wheels on both chassis options are the same. They each measure 16.9-30 (16.9 inch width, 30 inch rim diameter). You can leave your thoughts on the JD 2350 below by filling out the form. Try to remain objective throughout your review so that potential purchasers get a decent insight into it’s qualities/problems.

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John Deere 2150

The John Deere 2150 tractor is part of the 2050 series of compact utility tractors. This machine is powered by a diesel engine that is designed and built by JD themselves. The engine is a 3 cylinder which gives it a total volume of 2.9 liters. The engine is naturally aspirated and is fairly efficient, burning 12.2 liters per hour (3.2 US gallons per hour). The engine is kept cool using a liquid cooling system that holds up to 10.4 liters of water. It fires at a compression ratio of 17.4 to 1. The engine uses a dual paper element air filter to stop contaminants from getting inside the engine where they can cause damage. The max power output from the engine comes to 46 hp. The engine is started with a 12 volt battery that gets recharged by a 55 amp alternator.

The JD engine in the John Deere 2150 powers the wheels through a choice of 2 different gearboxes. The first is a Top-Shaft gearbox that gives it 8 speeds going forward and 4 when reversing. The top speed that this gearbox gives the tractor is 26.8 kph (16.7 mph). The other gearbox choice is a JD Hi-Lo TSS transmission. This partial power shift doubles the amount of gears, giving it 16 going forward and 8 when in reverse. This gearbox gives the tractor a top speed of 29.4 kph (18.3 mph).

The engine on the John Deere 2150 also powers the hydraulic system. This is a closed center system that has a valve flow rate of 49.2 liters per minute (13 US gallons per minute). The maximum safe ballasted weight of the JD 2150 is 2689 kg (5930 lbs). The tractor is 1.74 m (68.7 inches) wide. This tractor is the smallest in the John Deere 2050 series. If you like it but would prefer a larger, more powerful model, then you should check out the John Deere 2350 or the John Deere 2550 tractors.

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John Deere 2141

The John Deere 2141 tractor was built in South Africa in the Nigel production facility. This tractor had a production run of 6 years from 1982 up until production ceased in 1987. The tractor is powered by an engine that was designed and produced by ADE. This is a diesel engine that is liquid cooled. The engine has 4 cylinders which gives it a total displacement of 3.9 liters. It is rated at 2300 RPMs. The air intake into the engine passes through a replaceable dry type air filter which prevents it from taking in dust or other particulate matter which is known for severely disrupting the combustion process and even clogging the engine. The max power output from the engine comes to 76.4 hp.

The engine transfers power to the wheels of the John Deere 2141 through a gearbox that gives it 8 speeds when traveling forwards and 4 for reversing. The engine on the JD 2141 also powers the rear hitch. The tractor was originally available with 2 different chassis options, a 4X2 2WD and a 4X4 MFWD 4WD chassis. The 2WD chassis gives the tractor a total weight of 3538 kg (7800 lbs). The 4WD chassis option gives the tractor a total weight of 3946 kg (8700 lbs). There are a number of attachments and implements that are compatible with the JD 2141. These range from the obvious ones like a front loader to less used ones like rotovators (tillers).

The John Deere 2141 tractor comes with an open operator station or the option of a cab. People who have purchased it with an open operator station are known to have later added a roll bar. You can review the JD 2141 tractor below by using the form. Make sure to mention any attachments or implements that you use with it to give people an idea of what it’s capable of.

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John Deere 2140

The John Deere 2140 tractor was built from 1980 until 1987. During this long production run, all construction of the tractor took place in JD’s plant which is located in Mannheim in Germany. When buying the tractor brand new, you had the choice of getting it with a 4X2 2WD chassis or a 4X4 MFWD 4WD chassis. The tractor’s weight obviously differs depending on the chassis. The 4WD model weighs in at 3946 kg (8700 lbs), while the 2WD tractor weighs 3538 kg (7800 lbs). The wheelbase of the tractor is 2.29 m (90.2 inches).

The engine powering the John Deere 2140 tractor is built in house by John Deere themselves. This engine is a 4 cylinder that is cooled using a liquid cooling system that requires 15.1 liters of water. The engine is turbocharged and is obviously powered by diesel. It fires at a compression ratio of 16.8 to 1. The lubrication system charged with keeping the engine properly oiled and working smoothly holds 7.6 liters of motor oil. The total volume of the engine is 3.9 liters and it’s max power output comes to 82 hp. The engine powers the wheels through one of 2 different gearboxes. One choice is a transmission that gives the tractor 8 speeds going forward and 4 for reversing. The other gearbox choice gives the JD 2140 double the amount of gears, 16 speeds going forward and 8 for reversing.

The engine on the John Deere 2140 also powers it’s rear 3 point hitch. This is category 1/2 hitch that has a maximum lifting capacity of 2560 kg (7850 lbs). The engine powers the hydraulic system which in turn powers the hitch. This is a closed center hydraulic system that has a capacity to hold up to 41.6 liters of hydraulic fluid. It has a flow rate of 39 liters per minute (10.3 US gallons per minute). It’s operating pressure is 170 bar (2466 psi).

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