John Deere Model M Tractor 1948

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The John Deere Model M Tractor was the first new tractor designed by John Deere after the Second World War.  It was powered by a new vertically mounted two cylinder engine, the output of which was rated at 18.15 h.p. at the draw-bar and 20.45 at the belt pulley.  Transmission was via a four forward and one reverse speed gearbox.  Standard features were electric starting, power take-off, and Touch-O-Matic hydraulics, factory fitted lights were an optional.  The John Deere Model M replaced the Models H and LA and was introduced as John Deere's answer to the Ford 8N and the Ferguson TO 20.  A total of 45,799 Model M's were produced.