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John Deere 1550 Tractor

The John Deere 1550 is a 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive utility tractor. This model was manufactured from 1987 to 1994. The JD 1550 tractor is powered by 179.4 cubic inches (2.9 L) John Deere 3179DL 4-cycle three-cylinder liquid cooled diesel engine with a maximum power of 43.4 Hp (32.4 kW) and 152 Nm (112.5 lb-ft) of max torque at 1500 rev/min.

The John Deere 1550 is fitted with 3 transmission options: 8x4 synchromesh transmission, 16x8 partial powershift transmission, or 12x8 creeper transmission. The maximum speed (forward/reverse): 18 mph (29 km/h) and 9.6 mph (15.4 km/h).

The closed center hydraulic system includes a variable displacement pump with a flow of 5.8 gpm (22 lpm). The hydraulic pressure is 190 bar (2755 psi). The 2-wheel drive models are equipped with 6.50x16 front tires and 12.4x36 rear tires. The 11.2x24 front tires and 14.9x28 rear tires are used for tractors with 4-wheel drive. The wheelbase is 80.7" (2040 mm) for models with 2WD (4x2) and 81" (2050 mm) for models with 4WD (4x4).

Engine
Engine Model John Deere 3179 DL
Engine Type 4 cycle three-cylinder liquid cooled diesel
Number of Cylinders 3
Displacement, cu in (L) 179.4 (2.9)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 4.19 (107.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 4.33 (110.0)
Aspiration Natural
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 43.4 (32.4)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2300
Maximum Torque, Nm (ft-lbs) 152 (112)
Torque Speed, rpm 1300
Compression 16.7:1
Firing Order 1-2-3
Air Cleaner Dry type
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 20.5 (78.0)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Alternator
Alternator Rating, Amps 55
Battery Rating, Ah 88

Power Take-Off
PTO Operational Type Independent
PTO Horsepower, hp (kW) 35.6 (26.4)
PTO Clutch Type Hydraulic wet disc
PTO Speed, rpm 540, 540/1000
PTO / Engine Speed, rpm 540/2070

Standard Transmission
Transmission Type Synchromesh
Gearbox Type 8F/4R
Number of Forward Gears 8
Number of Reverse Gears 4
Clutch Type Dry disc
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 18.0 (29.0)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 9.6 (15.4)

Optional Transmission
Transmission Type Partial powershift
Gearbox Type 16F/8R
Number of Forward Gears 16
Number of Reverse Gears 8
Clutch Type Dry disc
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 18.0 (29.0)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 9.6 (15.4)

Optional Transmission
Transmission Type Creeper
Gearbox Type 12F/8R
Number of Forward Gears 12
Number of Reverse Gears 8
Clutch Type Dry disc
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 1.0 (1.7)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 1.6 (2.6)


Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD/4WD
Steering Configuration Front Steer
Steering System (2WD) Manual
Steering System (4WD) Hydrostatic power
Service Brake Hydraulic wet disc
Front Tire Size (2WD) 6.50-16
Rear Tire Size (2WD) 12.4-36
Front Tire Size (4WD) 11.2-24
Rear Tire Size (4WD) 14.9-28
Front Tread (2WD), in (mm) 49.6-80.9 (1250-2048)
Front Tread (4WD), in (mm) 53.2-77.6 (1350-1970)
Rear Tread, in (mm) 51.2-78.7 (1300-1990)

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System Type Closed center
Implement Pump Type Variable displacement pump
Implement Pump Flow (Std), gpm (Lpm) 5.8 (22.0)
Implement Pump Flow (Opt), gpm (Lpm) 11.6 (43.9)
Hydraulic Pressure, Bar (psi) 190 (2755)
3-Point Hitch Category 2/1
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) 5283 (2396)

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase (2WD), in (mm) 80.7 (2040)
Wheelbase (4WD), in (mm) 81 (2050)
Length, in (mm) 147.8 (3750)
Height, in (mm) 95.8 (2430)
Overall Width, in (mm) 65.4 (1660)
Ground Clearance, in (mm) 21 (530)
Weight (Cab, 2WD), lb (kg) 5820 (2640)
Weight (Cab, 4WD), lb (kg) 6690 (3035)
Weight (ROPS, 2WD), lb (kg) 5470 (2480)
Weight (ROPS, 4WD), lb (kg) 6360 (2885)

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