The John Deere 955 is a beast of a tractor, packing a 33 horsepower, 3 cylinder Yanmar diesel engine. Intended for use in the agricultural and farm industries, the 955 has the power to get the job done. The 955 had a nine-year production run from 1989 to 1998. Unlike many other John Deere tractors which were made in the USA, this one was made in a factory located overseas in Japan. At the end of its run, the 955 sold at retail for $18,000. This tractor is a real powerhouse, not to be compared with consumer garden tractors. The 955 is used in professional applications such as farming and load running. Just a few of the attachments include flail hedgecutters, plows and front loaders. A good working 955 will sell for around $7000 today.
The John Deere 955 tractor is equipped with a powerful Yanmar diesel engine. The engine sports three cylinders and has 33 horsepower. The power on the draw bar ranks at 23 HP, and the PTO at 27. These figures were not tested at an independent testing site and may vary slightly from working values. The engine is liquid cooled and holds 2.4 quarts of coolant in the system. Displacement is 87.3 ci.A 6.6 gallon fuel tank keeps you running until the job is done.
The 955 John Deere transmission is a four wheel drive. One of the main reasons for using a four wheel drive system is to maintain wheel traction even with heavy front or rear loads. Traversing over uneven terrain becomes an easy task with this transmission. The transmission is hydrostatic and has unlimited forward and reverse adjustment capability.
The 955 is equipped with an open hydraulic system with a 4.5 gallon capacity and 7.2 gallon-per-minute valve flow.The hydraulics power tractor attachments.
The John Deere 955 has a 3-point hitch with a 957 pound rear lift.
PTO (Power Take-Off):
Power take-off is designed to provide mechanical power to your attachments. The 955 has a live rear PTO with 540 RPMs.
An unaltered 955 weighs and has a wheelbase of 64 inches.
- Front tire: 7.00-12
- Rear Tire: 11.2-16