The John Deere 955 was produced by Yanmar in Japan between 1989 and 1998. This compact tractor is fitted with a three-cylinder Yanmar engine with a capacity of 1.4l. The John Deere 955's liquid-cooled engine provides 33hp of power to the tractor, which weighed in at a mere 902kg. The John Deere's two-range transmission has two forwards and two reverse gears, reaching high speeds of 29kmh (18mph) or 14kmh (8.7mph) in reverse. The John Deere 955 was thus a diminutive but nimble jack-of-all-trades. Its versatility is enhanced by two power take-off switches, at the rear and the middle of the vehicle. The rear PTO revolves at 540 rpm and the middle PTO at 2,100 rpm, both at an engine speed of 3200 rpm. The John Deere 950's three-point can take a load of 434kg. There are numerous extensions available for the John Deere 955. They range from the typical mower attachment, which can be fixed to the middle PTO, to a shovel attachment. The shovel is attached to the rear PTO. The middle PTO on the John Deere 955 also takes the front-mount loader. The John Deere 955 has a leverage of 385kg.