Ford 8340

Ford 8340 Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

Ford 8340 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1992 – 1995.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Ford 8340 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Ford 8340 Production

Manufacturer: Ford
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Basildon, England
Original price: $43,500 (1997)

Ford 8340 Power

PTO (claimed): 106 hp
79.0 kW
Drawbar (tested): 96.7 hp
72.1 kW
PTO (tested): 110.3 hp
82.3 kW

Ford 8340 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 55 (ROPS)
  100 (cab)
Batteries: 1 (ROPS)
  2 (cab)
Battery CCA: 800
Battery volts: 12

Ford 8340 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD (optional)
Final drives: inboard planetary
Differential lock: electro-hydraulic
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Two-post foldable ROPS with flat-deck platform. Comfort Command Cab optional with air-conditioning.
Transmissions: 12-speed synchronized
  16-speed four-speed power shift


Type: gear pump (SL)
  closed center load sensing (SLE)
Valves: 1 to 4
Pump flow: 17.4 gpm
65.9 lpm
  20 gpm
75.7 lpm (SLE)
Steering press.: 2100 psi
144.8 bar

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II
Control: Position control and top-link draft sensing (8340 SL)
  Electronic lower-link sensing (8340 SLE)
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 6,210 lbs
2816 kg (SL)
  8,240 lbs
3737 kg (SL optional)
  6,564 lbs
2977 kg (SLE)
  8,710 lbs
3950 kg (SLE optional)

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000

Ford 8340 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Ford Genesis
turbocharged diesel
6-cylinder 12-valve
Displacement: 456 ci
7.5 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.40×5.00 inches
112 x 127 mm
Compression: 17.5:1
Rated RPM: 2100
Idle RPM: 725-2275
Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 21.1 qts
20.0 L
  22.7 qts
21.5 L (cab)
Intake valve clearance: 0.016 inches
0.406 mm (cold)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.019 inches
0.483 mm (cold)

Ford 8340 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: SynchroShift
Type: synchronized
Gears: 12 forward and reverse
Clutch: dry disc
Four gears (1-4) in three ranges (L/M/H) with right-hand shuttle lever. Gear shifts are synchronized. Shifts between medium and high ranges are synchronized, but the tractor should be stopped to shift to or from low range. Sychronized shuttle shifting. The 12-speed SynchroShift was standard on the 8340 SL.

Ford 8340 Dimensions

2WD Wheelbase: 106 inches
269 cm
4WD Wheelbase: 103 inches
261 cm
Length: 176 inches
447 cm
Width: 83 inches
210 cm
2WD Clearance (front axle): 24 inches
60 cm
4WD Clearance (front axle): 22 inches
55 cm

Ford 8340 Weight
2WD ROPS Shipping: 8,684 lbs
3939 kg
4WD ROPS Shipping: 9,742 lbs
4418 kg
2WD Cab Shipping: 9,824 lbs
4456 kg
4WD Cab Shipping: 10,882 lbs
4936 kg

Ford 8340 Height
Hood: 70 inches
177 cm
Cab: 110 inches
279 cm
Exhaust: 114 inches
289 cm

Ford 8340 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 165
Diesel 16-speed 4WD
November 1992 – 1992,
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 110.3 hp
82.3 kW
Fuel use: 6.7 gal/hour
25.4 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 96.7 hp
72.1 kW
Fuel use: 7.4 gal/hour
28.0 l/hour


Is Ford 8340 a good tractor?

The Ford 8340 is one of the great tractors in the Ford stable, and it has earned Ford a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Ford 8340 take?

Check out the Ford 8340 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 Ford made the 8240

The Ford 8340 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1992 – 1995

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