Ford 8630

Ford 8630 Technical Specifications

Ford 8630 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1992 – 1997.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Ford 8630 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 8630 Production

Manufacturer: Ford (a part of New Holland)
Factory: Curitiba, Brazil
The Brazillian-built Ford 8630 is similar to the Fiat 160-90.

Ford 8630 Electrical

Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 65
Battery volts: 12
Battery AH: 165

Ford 8630 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×4 MFWD 4WD
Differential lock: hydraulic
Steering: power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Two-post ROPS. Cab optional with air-conditioning.
Transmissions: 12-speed partially synchronized
  24-speed creeper


Fuel: 74 gal
280.1 L
Hydraulic system: 15.7 gal
59.4 L
Front axle: 13.6 qts
12.9 L


Capacity: 15.7 gal
59.4 L
Pressure: 2503 psi
172.6 bar
Pump flow: 14.5 gpm
54.9 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II
Control: position and draft control
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 14650 lbs
6645 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Clutch: hydraulic
Rear RPM: 540/1000 (1.375)
Engine RPM: 540@1000

Ford 8630 Engine detail

Engine Detail
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 401 ci
6.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.40×4.40 inches
112 x 112 mm
Compression: 15.6:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
Coolant capacity: 22 qts
20.8 L
  23.6 qts
22.3 L (with heater)
Intake valve clearance: 0.014-0.016 inches
0.356 mm (cold)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.017-0.019 inches
0.432 mm (cold)

Ford 8630 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Funk Ultra Command
Gears: 18 forward and 9 reverse
Oil capacity: 100.4 qts
95.0 L
The Ford Ultra Command Powershift allows on-the-move shifting between gears, and shuttle shifting, without a clutch. A single lever controls the transmission; moving it to the left shifts down, to the right shifts up. Pushing forward increases forward throttle while pulling it back moves the tractor in reverse. An inching pedal is used for precise movements.

Ford 8630 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 105 inches
266 cm
Length: 172 inches
436 cm
Width: 82 inches
208 cm
Ground clearance: 16.4 inches
41 cm

Ford 8630 Weight
  11,435 lbs
5186 kg (2WD)
  12,035 lbs
5459 kg (2WD cab)
  12,640 lbs
5733 kg (4WD)
  13,240 lbs
6005 kg (4WD cab)
  13,960 lbs
6332 kg (4WD cab Powershift)

Ford 8630 Height
ROPS: 115 inches
292 cm
Cab: 113.8 inches
289 cm
Exhaust: 124.6 inches
316 cm

Ford 8630 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1536

Nebraska Tractor Test 1536
Diesel 16-speed 4WD
September 10 – 18, 1984
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1536 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 121.25 hp
90.4 kW
Fuel use: 7.6 gal/hour
28.8 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 115.58 hp
86.2 kW
Fuel use: 1.0 gal/hour
3.8 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 105.76 hp
78.9 kW
Fuel use: 7.6 gal/hour
28.8 l/hour
Gear 5L used for power test.
Max pull: 15,939 lbs
7229 kg
Gear 1H used for pull test.


Is Ford 8630 a good tractor?

The Ford 8630 is one of the great tractors in the Ford (a part of New Holland) stable, and it has earned Ford (a part of New Holland) a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Ford 8630 take?

Check out the Ford 8630 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 (a part of New Holland) made the 8430

The Ford 8630 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1992 – 1997

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