If you ask a group of John Deere fans what their favorite lawn and garden tractor model is, the 318 is likely to come out on top. This perennial favorite, which was produced from 1983 to 1992, has become a true American classic. The 318 was named after its main engine, a 230-cubic-inch (3,540 cc) inline 6-cylinder engine that provided strong performance while being very economical. It had a maximum speed of only 35 miles per hour but could go for more than 20 miles on a single charge of battery power.
The 318 was designed by former Stanley engineers who were looking for a new type of tractor to compete with European models at that time. Even though it didn't have any major innovations it was well built and featured good visibility. Its main competitor was the Yamaha TMAX 880. Both tractors were very popular during their years of production.
In 1990 a new version of the 318 called the Junior was introduced at small farm shows. It was aimed at younger farmers and included features such as a wider body for improved handling, lower sides, and smaller tires. However, it used the same engine as the regular 318 and was only available in red or white coloration. In 1991 the regular 318 was replaced by the Model 320. It was similar to the previous model but came with several improvements including a new steering system, larger wheels, and a higher ground clearance.
Features and Specifications of the John Deere F525 Mower The John Deere F525 Mower, which was produced between 1990 and 2002 and was best suited for clients who operated on 1/2 to 3 acres of land, was built for ease mobility and came with features that made it ideal for trimming. It had a 25-inch ground clearance, which allowed it to go over rocks and other obstacles, and its wide stance made it easy to get into and out of. It also came with four-wheel drive and automatic transmission, which provided optimal traction in any weather condition. The F525 was offered in three models: Standard ($14,995), Deluxe ($16,495), and Professional ($17,195). The main difference between the standard and deluxe versions was the addition of a rear air compressor on the deluxe model. This added weight to the back of the mower, so the deluxe version could only cut about 1 1/4 acres before running out of juice. The professional model was exactly the same as the deluxe version but included the air compressor and was able to cut up to 3 acres. All models were powered by a 220-volt, 50-amp electric motor that developed 40 horsepower. This allowed them to cut through heavy grass with ease and have sufficient power to pull heavier loads. The F525 weighed around 14,000 pounds, so it was not easy to push around. However, these characteristics made it ideal for clients who had large yards to cover or who needed to get through thick grass quickly.
The John Deere 2210 is a four-wheel-drive subcompact utility tractor produced by John Deere in Augusta, Georgia, from 2003 to 2006. It replaced the 2110 model that was produced from 1990 to 2002.
The name "2210" comes from its CC (cubic centimeter) engine size. The original 2210 had a 2300 CC engine and the later version had a 2600 CC engine.
It is estimated that more than 100,000 units of the 2210 were sold during its three-year run. Production ended in 2004 when it was replaced by the Gator model which was based on the Lawnboy platform instead of the previous 2210 platform.
The new Lawnboy Gator was released in early 2005 and was available in two trim levels: Basic and Premier. The base model came with two-wheel drive and had a starting price of $7200; the optioned-up Premier came with four-wheel drive and had a starting price of $8000. In total, about 50 examples of each model were made.
In January 2006, just over one year after it debuted, production on the Lawnboy Gator came to an end.
The John Deere 4010 was a farm tractor manufactured by the John Deere Company from 1960 to 1963. It was the first model in which all major components were made of steel. The last model year was 1963.
The 4010 replaced the 3900 series and was an improvement over its predecessor. It was offered in three models, each with a different engine configuration: 130, 160, and 180 horsepower (100, 120, and 140 kilowatts). A four-speed transmission was standard on all models. The 4010 was promoted as being "the world's largest commercial tractor."
It was also the first John Deere tractor to use hydraulic power assist for the steering system. This eliminated the need for a driver to constantly monitor the steering wheel while driving.
The 4010 was named after its approximate horsepower rating (4010 = 100 hp).
The 4010 was discontinued after only three years on the market. At that time, it was replaced by the 4530 series tractors. However, many parts were carried over between the two models.
Today, these older tractors are popular with collectors because of their unique design.
Between 1978 and 1989, the John Deere 950 was in production for 11 years. The John Deere 950 tractor was a member of the John Deere 1050 tractor series. It is a tiny tractor powered by a 3 cylinder, 1.7 liter Yanmar natural aspiration diesel engine producing 27 horsepower. It has a maximum speed of 5 miles per hour and a carrying capacity of 100 pounds.
The John Deere 950 was sold with either a walk-behind or a towable trailer. It had a small single front wheel and a large rear wheel for steering. There were two models of the 950 tractors: the GV and the VG. The difference between them was that the GV was gooseneck-type equipped with a three-point hitch while the VG had a vertical gooseneck with a four-point hitch.
In 1990, the John Deere 950 was replaced by the 955 model which was similar to the 950 but had many improvements such as a new frame, adjustable suspension, larger wheels, and different exterior styling. In 2001, the 955 was replaced by the 965 model which was very similar to the 950 except for its use of an electronic control unit instead of a hydrostatic transmission.
The John Deere 950 was available in several colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, white, and black. It was also offered with two styles of paint: farm style and city style.