John Deere 420


    We obtained this tractor after it had been professionally painted.  It is a 1958 420 Utility tractor with live 3 point










Restoration Pictures
    The gentleman who sold the tractor forwarded me a number of pictures of the painting process.  I have since added the correct front emblem but don't as yet have any pictures with the emblem attached.

The "before" pictures
  

The "after" pictures
 
 

 

 


 

John Deere 420 Specifications
Manufactured:    1956 - 1958         Total built:    55,000      Factory:    Dubuque, Iowa      Cost: (US Dollars)    $2300 (1958)

Power:   
    Drawbar (HP):    20.31
    Belt (HP):    24.83

Engine:   
    Fuel:    gasoline
    Cylinders:    2
    Bore/Stroke (inches):    4.25 x 4
    Displacement (ci):    113
    Compression:   
    Rated RPMs:    1850
    Firing order:   
    Oil capacity (qts):   
    Manufacturer:    John Deere

Engine:   
    Fuel:    all-fuel
    Cylinders:    2
    Bore/Stroke (inches):    4.25 x 4
    Displacement (ci):    113 ci
    Compression:   
    Rated RPMs:    1850
    Firing order:   
    Oil capacity (qts):   
    Manufacturer:    John Deere

Engine:   
    Fuel:    LP gas
    Cylinders:    2
    Bore/Stroke (inches):    4.25 x 4
    Displacement (ci):    113
    Compression:   
    Rated RPMs:    1850
    Firing order:   
    Oil capacity (qts):   
    Manufacturer:    John Deere

Transmission:   
    Forward:    4
    Reverse:    1

Transmission:   
    Forward:    5
    Reverse:    1

Capacity:   
    Fuel (Gal):    10.5 (20 LP gas)
    Cooling (Qt):    11

3-Point:   
    Category:    I
    Lift (lbs):   

Power Take-off (PTO):   
    Type:    transmission (live optional on 5-speed)
    Speeds (RPM):    540

Tires:   
    Ag front:    5.00-15
    Ag rear:    9-24

Dimensions:   
    Weight (pounds):    3,250
    Wheelbase (inches):   
    Length (inches):    114.75 (102 420C)
    Width (inches):    55.5 (56 420C)
    Height (inches):    58.75 (51.825 420C)

Nebraska Test:   
    Test Number:    599
    Test Date:    October 13, 1956
    Engine:    gasoline
    Belt HP:    29.21
    Drawbar HP:    27.08
    Max pull (pounds):    3,790

Nebraska Test:   
    Test Number:    600
    Test Date:    October 13, 1956
    Engine:    tractor fuel
    Belt HP:    23.47
    Drawbar HP:    21.89
    Max pull (pounds):    2,734

Serial Numbers:   
    1956    80001
    1957    107813
    1958    127782

Comments:   
    The 420 had so many possible configurations, sales literature referred to the 420 "Fleet". There was a 420 General-Purpose, Standard, Hi-Crop, Special, Utility, and even Crawler versions, each with several wheel configurations.



Last updated: 12/16//05  mkl