John Deere 2120

The John Deere 2120 tractor was built for a period of 4 years from 1969 up until 1972. The tractor was built in Germany in the John Deere plant in Mannheim as well as in their Mexico plant. The tractor is powered by a John Deere designed and built engine. This is a naturally aspirated diesel that has a total displacement of 3.6 liters. The engine is a 4 cylinder that is prevented form overheating thanks to a liquid cooling system. The engine powers the wheels on the tractor through a choice of 2 different transmissions. The first is a 16 forward/8 reverse transmission. The other gearbox choice gives the tractor half the amount of gears; 8 for traveling forward and 4 for reversing. The JD 2120 is only available with a 4×2 2WD chassis.

The John Deere 2120 has a fuel tank that can hold up to 73.8 liters (19.5 US gallons) of diesel. When people were buying the tractor new, they had a choice of getting it with either an open operator station or instead with a cab. The engine on the JD 2120 also powers the rear 3 point hitch. This hitch has a maximum lifting capacity of 2040 kg (4498 lbs). The wheelbase of the tractor measures 2.18 m (86 inches). It weighs in at 3000 kg (6615 lbs). The rear wheels which power the tractor forward each measure 15.5-38 (15.5 inch width, 38 inch rim diameter). The front wheels are obviously smaller, each measuring 7.5-16 (7.5 inch width, 16 inch rim diameter).

The minimum turning radius of the John Deere 2120 comes to 7.4 m while it’s total length is 3.6 m (143 inches). The hydraulics system on the tractor which powers the rear hitch has a flow rate of 46.9 liters per minute (12.4 US gallons per minute). You can review the JD 2120 by filling out the form below. You can also rate your experience with it with regard to overall satisfaction, performance, reliability and safety.

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  1. Mike Davis says:

    Not a Cadillac (no power steering) but I Love it! I don’t ever have to wonder if it’s capable of getting the job done. (6 acres in Tennessee; owned it 16 yrs.)

    Year of Manufacture: 1969
    Pros: Fits well on a 16ft trailer.
    Very Powerful for it’s size.
    Very Dependable, always starts.
    Cons: Hydraulics can be temperamental to adjust properly (however it has never prevented me from doing what has needed to be done)
    Mine Doesn’t have a roll bar.
    No power steering.
    Attachments: 6′ Box Blade
    6′ Woods Bushog
    6′ King Kutter tiller
    10″ dia. Auger
    Modifications: None

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