John Deere has partnered with Japanese manufacturer Yanmar on quite a few garden tractor and utility tractor engines. Yanmar also produced some complete tractors carrying the John Deere badge and colours, including the 955, produced from 1989 until 1998.
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The 955 is powered by a three-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel engine. It is rated at 33 engine horsepower with 23 horsepower at the drawbar and 27 horsepower at the PTO .
The 955 is fully hydrostatic, with infinitely adjustable forward and rearward speed. It has four-wheel drive with a differential lock for the rear axle. The rear PTO is live, with standard 540rpm and a spline shaft.
The 955 hydraulic system delivers 434kg. of lift capacity to the standard Category 1 three-point hitch. Forward hydraulics for the optional loader are controlled by a joystick. The hydraulic pump delivers 1134kg. per square inch of pressure at a flow of 7.2 gallons per minute.
Fluids and Capacities
The 955 has an engine oil capacity of 4.4 qts. John Deere recommends its Plus 50 or Torq-Gard oil. The hydraulic system capacity is 4.5 gallons with low viscosity Hy-Gard hydraulic oil recommended. The engine uses 4.8 qts. of coolant, with Cool-Gard recommended. The front wheel drive transaxle requires 3.5 qts. of gear lubricant, with John Deere GL-5 recommended. The fuel tank holds 6.6 gallons of diesel.
The 955 weighs 907 Kilogram and has a wheel base of 64 inches. Tire sizes are 7.00 to 12 for the front and 11.2 to 16 for the rear.
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