To make it easier for you to choose the right manual, we have compiled various information for you below, such as model designations, types, and production years.
The manual applies to the listed models: 850 900 950 1050, 50 Compact Series / John Deere (built in Japan) or Yanmar.
John Deere 850 (1983-1990)
John Deere 900HC (1991-1992)
John Deere 900 (1980-1990)
John Deere 950 (1978-1989)
John Deere 1050 (1980-1990)
Engine 850 detail: Yanmar 3T80-J, diesel, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 78 ci, 1.3 L, 3.15x3.35 inches, 80 x 85 mm, 25 hp, 18.6 kW, 21.2:1.
Engine 900 detail (High-Clearance tractor): diesel, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, inline valve-in-head, 78.2 ci, 1.3 L, 3.15x3.25 inches, 80 mm x 83 mm, 25 hp, 18.6 kW, 21:1.
Engine 950 detail: Yanmar 3T90-J, diesel, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 105 ci, 1.7 L, 3.54x3.54 inches, 90 x 90 mm, 31 hp, 23.1 kW, 20.4:1,
Engine 1050 detail: Yanmar 3T90T, ..., see above.
(4x2 2WD, 4x4 MFWD 4WD)
Production year(s): 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
Publication number: TM-1192
Manual Language: English
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If you own or operate a John Deere 850, 900, 950, or 1050 compact utility tractor, having the original compact utility tractor manual is essential. It serves as the ultimate guide to understanding, maintaining, and servicing these versatile machines. In this comprehensive manual, available for purchase as a downloadable PDF, you'll find detailed engine specifications, maintenance tips, common issues and solutions, tuning suggestions, compatible accessories, owner reviews, and more. Enhance your compact utility tractor expertise with the original OEM manual and keep your John Deere tractors in excellent condition.
Engine Specifications/Technical Data:
• Engine Type: Yanmar, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel engine.
• Displacement: 1.3L (850), 1.8L (900, 950), 2.0L (1050).
• Horsepower: 24 HP (850), 28 HP (900), 31 HP (950), 37 HP (1050).
• Transmission: 8 forward speeds, 2 reverse speeds (gear), or 8 forward speeds, 4 reverse speeds (hydrostatic).
• Power Take-Off (PTO): Independent rear PTO with live power.
• Hydraulic System: Open center, dual gear pumps.
• Lift Capacity: Up to 1,150 lbs at the 24-inch behind lift point.
• Fuel Tank Capacity: 6.6 gallons (850), 7.5 gallons (900, 950), 9.2 gallons (1050).
• Weight: Approximately 2,500 lbs.
• Wheelbase: 69.3 inches.
• Overall Length: 114.6 inches (850), 117.7 inches (900, 950), 119.9 inches (1050).
• Turning Radius: 8.9 feet (850), 9.8 feet (900, 950), 10.5 feet (1050).
• Front Tire Size: 5-12 (850), 6-14 (900, 950), 7-14 (1050).
• Rear Tire Size: 11.2-24 (850), 11.2-24 or 12.4-28 (900, 950), 14.9-26 (1050).
• Travel Speeds: Up to 13 mph (gear), or 0-14 mph (hydrostatic).
• 3-Point Hitch: Category 1 with adjustable lift arms.
• PTO Power: 19 HP (850), 23 HP (900, 950), 29 HP (1050).
• ROPS: Available as an option for operator safety.
• Steering: Manual steering (850), hydrostatic power steering (900, 950, 1050).
• Brakes: Wet disc brakes.
• Electrical System: 12-volt battery and alternator.
Facts and Details:
- The John Deere 850, 900, 950, and 1050 compact utility tractors are reliable workhorses designed to handle a wide range of tasks on small to medium-sized properties.
- These tractors offer a balance of power, maneuverability, and versatility, making them ideal for landscaping, gardening, light construction, and general property maintenance.
- Equipped with durable Yanmar diesel engines, these tractors deliver consistent power and fuel efficiency.
- The available gear or hydrostatic transmission options provide operators with flexibility and ease of use.
- The independent rear power take-off (PTO) allows for the operation of various implements and attachments, including mowers, tillers, and loaders.
- The hydraulic system provides smooth and responsive control for lift operations, making it easy to handle implements.
- The 3-point hitch system with adjustable lift arms allows for precise implement positioning and control.
- These tractors are designed with operator comfort and safety in mind, featuring ergonomic controls and optional roll-over protection structure (ROPS).
- Routine maintenance, including regular fluid checks and filter replacements, is essential to keep the tractors running smoothly.
- Common issues that may arise include fuel system clogging, electrical problems, and hydraulic leaks, which can often be resolved through proper maintenance and troubleshooting.
- Regularly inspecting and lubricating critical components such as the PTO, transmission, and steering system is important for longevity and optimal performance.
- The John Deere 850, 900, 950, and 1050 tractors are highly regarded for their reliability, ease of use, and availability of parts and service.
- Operator reviews praise these tractors for their durability, power, and versatility, making them suitable for both residential and light commercial use.
► Oil and Filter Changes: Follow the manufacturer's recommended intervals for oil and filter changes, typically every 100-150 hours of operation.
► Fuel Filter Replacement: Replace the fuel filter at the recommended intervals to ensure proper fuel flow and prevent fuel system issues.
► Air Filter Cleaning/Replacement: Clean or replace the air filter regularly to maintain optimal engine performance and prevent dust and debris from entering the engine.
► Hydraulic Fluid Check: Check hydraulic fluid levels and quality regularly, topping up or replacing as needed.
General Maintenance Tips:
* Keep the tractor clean and free of dirt, debris, and rust.
* Inspect tires regularly for wear and damage, ensuring proper inflation.
* Lubricate critical components, such as pivot points and linkage, according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
* Store the tractor in a dry, protected area when not in use to prevent moisture-related damage.
* Follow safe operating practices, including wearing appropriate safety gear and operating the tractor within its recommended load capacities.
Common Issues and Solutions:
■ Fuel System Issues: Clogged fuel filters or contaminated fuel can cause starting or performance problems. Regularly check and replace fuel filters, and use clean fuel from reputable sources.
■ Electrical Problems: Check and tighten all electrical connections regularly to ensure proper functioning. Replace any worn or damaged wires or connectors.
■ Hydraulic Leaks: Inspect hydraulic lines, connections, and seals for leaks. Repair or replace any damaged components and keep the hydraulic system properly maintained.
■ Starting Issues: If the tractor has difficulty starting, check the battery connections and charge the battery if necessary. Clean or replace the spark plugs and ensure the ignition system is functioning correctly.
■ Transmission Troubles: If the tractor experiences shifting or power delivery issues, check the transmission fluid level and condition. Consult the manual for proper fluid specifications and follow the recommended maintenance intervals.
Accessories and Attachments:
+ Front-End Loaders
+ Mowers and Rotary Cutters
+ Box Blades
+ Rear Blades
+ Tiller Attachments
+ Post Hole Diggers
+ Snow Blowers
+ Forklift Attachments
+ Bale Spears
+ Grapple Buckets
+ Pallet Forks
+ Rear-mounted PTO-driven implements
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