Ford 8730

Ford 8730 Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

Ford 8730 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1990 – 1993.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Ford 8730 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 8730 Production

Manufacturer: Ford
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Antwerp, Belgium
Original price: $56,500 (1993)

Ford 8730 Power

PTO (claimed): 140 hp
104.4 kW
Drawbar (tested): 124.84 hp
93.1 kW
PTO (tested): 140.68 hp
104.9 kW

Ford 8730 Electrical

Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 90
Battery volts: 12

Ford 8730 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: optional cab with heat and A/C
Transmissions: 18-speed


Fuel: 75 gal
283.9 L
  24.5 gal
92.7 L (auxiliary tank)
Steering: 2 qts
1.9 L


Type: open center gear pump, dual pumps optional
Pressure: 2500 psi
172.4 bar
Valves: 2 to 4
Pump flow: 20 gpm
75.7 lpm
  28.6 gpm
108.3 lpm (dual pumps)
SCV flow: 16.9 gpm
64.0 lpm
  19 gpm
71.9 lpm (dual pumps)
Steering cap.: 2 qts
1.9 L
Steering press.: 2025 psi
139.6 bar

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: 3/2
Control: position and draft control

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000

Ford 8730 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 8730 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 8730 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 111 inches
281 cm
Length: 191 inches
485 cm
Width: 82 inches
208 cm
Ground clearance: 16.4 inches
41 cm

Ford 8730 Weight
  12,185 lbs
5527 kg (2WD)
  12,785 lbs
5799 kg (2WD cab)
  13,390 lbs
6073 kg (4WD)
  13,990 lbs
6345 kg (4WD cab)
  14,710 lbs
6672 kg (4WD cab Powershift)

Ford 8730 Height
ROPS: 115 inches
292 cm
Cab: 113.8 inches
289 cm
Exhaust: 124.6 inches
316 cm

Ford 8730 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1516

Nebraska Tractor Test 1516
Diesel 16-speed 2WD
April 25 – May 15, 1984
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1516 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 140.68 hp
104.9 kW
Fuel use: 9.0 gal/hour
34.1 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 135.70 hp
101.2 kW
Fuel use: 8.1 gal/hour
30.7 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 124.84 hp
93.1 kW
Fuel use: 9.0 gal/hour
34.1 l/hour
Gear 5L used for power test.
Max pull: 15,614 lbs
7082 kg
Gear 2L used for pull test.


Is Ford 8730 a good tractor?

The Ford 8730 is one of the great tractors in the Ford stable, and it has earned Ford a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Ford 8730 take?

Check out the Ford 8730 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 8630

The Ford 8730 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1990 – 1993

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