I have seen quite a few older Deeres crossing the pond again:http://www.auctiontime.com/listings/farm-equipment/auctions/online/18570665/1989-john-deere-4055
This one is a French one (I meant it went to France).
There are some clear signs:
- Different front weights bracket, that hangs them lower
- behind the weight bracket, some bellyweight attached with a pin
- Factory Road Front lights installed low (This one has also ugly farmer mounted ones, but the factory installed ones look very good.
- Black painted screens over the fan are much longer
- Transmission brake (red lever on right of the dash), connected to a manual brake in MFWD transmission.
- Always MFWD and 15SPD PST
- 3 pt - lower links have automatic latches
- 4050-4955 for Europe all have 2x lift assist cylinders
- Top link support is different
- Drawbar support is different for Europe, and trailer hitch very different. Most tractors coming back are sold with a new drawbar support and drawbar.
This one is in more European form:
- Turning lights not in the lights but in the fenders
- Fenders do not have 2 worklights per side but one per side. Should be a bracket for traffic lights on the rear side
- Roof has spot for traffic lights but does not have them
- Hydraulic trailer brake installed on top of LH SCV. This is actually a very nice feature.
- Rear rims for 4050-4055 Europeans are most of the tims steel rims with 10 bolts hub. (Farmers wanted a lighter tractor): In Europe there was a problem at that time between the 3650-3355 and the 4055. One was 1.5 times bigger than the other, with nothing in between.
- European tires size.http://www.auctiontime.com/listings/farm-equipment/auction-results/online/10738361/1991-john-deere-4055