By the end of production in 1952, nearly 88,000 Model “M” tractors – including variations such as the “MI,” “MT” and “MC”- would find their way to farms, fields, orchards, and construction sites.
Following the styling of its larger brethren, the Model “M” tractor was fitted with John Deere’s Touch-O-Matic hydraulics. The speedy and efficient, Touch-O-Matic system, offered standard self-start and power takeoff features with belt pulley and lights available as optional equipment. John Deere offered more than 20 integral implements with its Quik-Tatch hitching system, which gave farmers maximum adaptability for their cultivating chores.
Touch-o-Matic saved time and muscle for tractor owners in handling their many farming jobs. A touch of the operator’s hand to the control lever hydraulically raised, lowered, or set Quik-Tatch tools to the exact working depth desired, automatically.
Quik-Tatch made attaching and removing tools easy and fast, with the operator able to stay in the tractor seat, as shown in this “What’s New for ’52” product intro film.