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john deere model A vs. john deere model 50

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swindave

06-30-2020 16:39:43




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just curious, would a john deere a and a john deere model 50 perform similar in the field?
both gas model, does the 50 have a better clutch? and close to the a in horsepower?
any one used these in the field ? any advantages for the A over a 50?
thanks !




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buickanddeere

07-01-2020 14:57:48




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 16:39:43  
That had to be either a hopped up A or a sick 60.



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tomstractorsandtoys

07-01-2020 05:18:44




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 16:39:43  
A 50 is not going to replace a late A. Even a 60 with power steering and live pto will not out do the A. An older neighbor told the story of chopping corn silage in the early 1960's with a Case 1 row chopper. It was a good year and when using the 60 he had to disengage the clutch sometimes as it ran out of power. He decided to try the late A and could pull it in 1st gear. The 60 had been overhauled by the Deere dealer the year before. The 60 was still a nicer tractor to run and operate. The next year the corn was more of a normal crop and the 60 was back on the chopper. I would chose the 60 over the A. In today's world there is almost nothing you will ever need full power out of these old tractors and If I had a need for one I would chose the 50 over the A. Tom

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fixerupper

06-30-2020 20:08:24




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 16:39:43  
In average soil the 50 will pull the 2-14, the A will pull the 2-16. The 60 is a late A with live power, a duplex carb and different sheet metal and cast frame. Power steering and rack and pinion adjust rear wheels was available for the 60.



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swindave

06-30-2020 18:32:42




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 16:39:43  
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yes it did, but i was comparing a model a to the model 50



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greenenvy

06-30-2020 17:56:48




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 16:39:43  
There was no real horsepower increase when JD replaced the A and B with the 50 and 60. In fact the A still had 8 more horsepower off the drawbar then the 50. The big bump in power came in the 20 series.



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swindave

06-30-2020 17:48:01




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 16:39:43  
would both tractors pull 2-14 or 2-16 plows?



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coonie minnie

06-30-2020 18:01:50




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 17:48:01  
Either would likely do the job; an A (depending on the year) is going to be somewhat bigger, weight and horsepower wise. The 50 was the replacement for the A's little brother, the B.



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buickanddeere

06-30-2020 17:36:50




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 16:39:43  
Forgot about creeper 1st in the A and 60 . Was thinking of the G and 70 .
The 60 however is still way too fast in reverse .



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buickanddeere

06-30-2020 17:24:10




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 16:39:43  
The 50 is also much smoother operating the PTO .



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coonie minnie

06-30-2020 17:23:57




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 16:39:43  
How they compare depends a lot on the vintage of the A. A late A is about equivalent to a 60, minus the live pto.



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buickanddeere

06-30-2020 17:23:14




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 16:39:43  
The 50 has duplex carburation and live hydraulics. The 50 has a slower and more useable 1st gear and reverse . The A and 60 are way too fast .
The 50 can have the optional live PTO and optional power steering . The 50 is the hands down winner . A 60/620/630 would be a fairer comparison in size to the A .



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coonie minnie

06-30-2020 17:27:43




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to buickanddeere, 06-30-2020 17:23:14  
1st gear on a late A and 60 is 1.5 mph... about as slow as it gets.



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J.Wondergem

06-30-2020 17:21:05




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 Re: john deere model A vs. john deere model 50 in reply to swindave, 06-30-2020 16:39:43  
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Didn't a 60 replace the A?



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