Ferguson TO-30

Ferguson TO-30 Technical Specifications

Ferguson TO-30 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1951 – 1954.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Ferguson TO-30 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Ferguson TO-30 Production

Manufacturer: Ferguson
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Detroit, Michigan

Ferguson TO-30 Power

Drawbar (claimed): 19 hp
14.2 kW
PTO (claimed): 28 hp
20.9 kW
Drawbar (tested): 24.37 hp
18.2 kW
Belt (tested): 29.32 hp
21.9 kW

Ferguson TO-30 Electrical

Ground: positive
Charging system: Delco-Remy generator 1100529
Charging amps: 25
Charging volts: 6
Battery volts: 6
Battery AH: 80

Ferguson TO-30 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Steering: manual
Brakes: differential mechanical expanding shoe (11×2 inch)
Cab: Open operator station.
Transmission: 4-speed unsynchronized gear

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: transmission
Rear RPM: 540

Title serial numbers

Location: Serial number plate on instrument panel.

photo of TO-30 serial number

1951: 60001
1952: 72680
1953: 108645
1954: 125929
Final: 140000

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my Ferguson TO-30? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

Ferguson TO-30 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Continental Z-129
4-cylinder 8-valve
liquid-cooled I-head
Displacement: 129 ci
2.1 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.25×3.875 inches
83 x 98 mm
Fuel system: Marvel Schebler TSX 458 updraft carburetor
Air cleaner: oil bath
Compression: 6.5:1
Rated RPM: 2000
Torque: 107 lb-ft
145.1 Nm
Torque RPM: 1100
Starter: Delco 1109457
Starter volts: 6
Coolant capacity: 10 qts
9.5 L
Sparkplug: AC Delco 86
  Champion 8
Intake valve clearance: 0.015 inches
0.381 mm (cold)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.015 inches
0.381 mm (cold)

Ferguson TO-30 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: unsynchronized gear
Gears: 4 forward and 1 reverse
Oil capacity: 18 qts
17.0 L

Ferguson TO-30 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 70 inches
177 cm
Length: 110 inches
279 cm
Width: 64 inches
162 cm
Height (steering wheel): 52 inches
132 cm
Operating weight: 2,800 lbs
1270 kg
Ballasted weight: 4,482 lbs
2033 kg
Ground clearance: 13 inches
33 cm
Front tread: 48.5/53/57.5/62/66.5/71/75.5/80 inches
123/134/146/157/168/180/191/203 cm
Rear tread: 48/52/56/60/64/68/72/76 inches
121/132/142/152/162/172/182/193 cm

Ferguson TO-30 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 466

Nebraska Tractor Test 466
Gasoline 4-speed 2WD
October 5 – 11, 1951
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 466 file
Belt power (max): 29.32 hp
21.9 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 2.7 gal/hour
10.2 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 24.37 hp
18.2 kW
Gear 2 used for power test.
Max pull: 2,994 lbs
1358 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.


Is Ferguson TO-30 a good tractor?

The Ferguson TO-30 is one of the great tractors in the Ferguson stable, and it has earned Ferguson a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Ferguson TO-30 take?

Check out the Ferguson TO-30 oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year Ferguson made the TO-30?

The Ferguson TO-30 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1951 – 1954

Where is the serial number on a Ferguson TO-30?

Lookup serial number plate on instrument panel.

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