Ford TW-30

Ford TW-30 Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

Ford TW-30 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1979 – 1983.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Ford TW-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.

Ford TW-30 Production

Manufacturer: Ford
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Romeo, Michigan, USA
Original price: $52,277

Ford TW-30 Power

Engine (gross): 188.2 hp
140.3 kW
Engine: 175 hp
130.5 kW
Drawbar (claimed): 144.2 hp
107.5 kW
PTO (claimed): 163 hp
121.5 kW
Drawbar (tested): 142.21 hp
106.0 kW
PTO (tested): 163.28 hp
121.8 kW

Ford TW-30 Electrical

Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 72
Battery volts: 12
Battery AH: 128

Ford TW-30 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: differential power assist wet disc
Cab: Cab optional with available air-conditioning.
Transmission: 16-speed


Type: 23
Pressure: 2500 psi
172.4 bar
Pump flow: 20 gpm
75.7 lpm
  8 gpm
30.3 lpm (service pump)
Steering flow: 4.2 gpm
15.9 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 6,825 lbs
3095 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 1000

Ford TW-30 Engine detail

Engine Detail
turbocharged intercooled diesel
Displacement: 401 ci
6.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.40×4.40 inches
112 x 112 mm
Power: 175 hp
130.5 kW
Power (gross): 188.2 hp
140.3 kW
Air cleaner: dry with precleaner
Compression: 15.6:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Torque: 494 lb-ft
669.9 Nm
Torque RPM: 1600
Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 20 qts
18.9 L
Coolant capacity: 23 qts
21.8 L
  24.5 qts
23.2 L (with heater)
Intake valve clearance: 0.014-0.016 inches
0.356 mm
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.017-0.019 inches
0.432 mm

Ford TW-30 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Dual Power
Gears: 16 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: 356mm cerametallic disc
Oil capacity: 92 qts
87.1 L
The left lever selects high, low, or park. The right lever selects between four forward gears and reverse. The tractor must be stopped before shifting gear. The Dual Power pedal is located to the right of the clutch pedal. Pushing heel-down on the Dual Power pedal engages an underdrive. The Dual Power mode may be shifted on the move.

Ford TW-30 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 110.5 inches
280 cm
Length: 190.9 inches
484 cm
Width: 106.4 inches
270 cm
Operating weight: 14,600 lbs
6622 kg (cab)
Ballasted weight: 19,830 lbs
8994 kg
Ground clearance: 25.2 inches
64 cm (2WD)
  16 inches
40 cm (4WD)
Rear axle: Bar: 84 inch length
2133 mm
Rear axle: Bar: 105 inch length
2667 mm
Front tread: 60 to 84 inches
152 to 213 cm
Rear tread: 60 to 90 inches
152 to 228 cm
Rear tread: 60 to 110 inches
152 to 279 cm

Ford TW-30 Height
Hood: 80 inches
203 cm
ROPS: 112.7 inches
286 cm
Cab: 116 inches
294 cm
Exhaust: 122.9 inches
312 cm

Ford TW-30 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1299

Nebraska Tractor Test 1299
Diesel 16-speed 2WD
March 27 – April 11, 1979
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1299 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 163.28 hp
121.8 kW
Fuel use: 10.4 gal/hour
39.4 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 157.04 hp
117.1 kW
Fuel use: 9.4 gal/hour
35.6 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 142.21 hp
106.0 kW
Fuel use: 10.4 gal/hour
39.4 l/hour
Gear 5PD used for power test.
Max pull: 16,553 lbs
7508 kg
Gear 2PD used for pull test.


Is Ford TW-30 a good tractor?

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

How much oil does a Ford TW-30 take?

Check out the Ford TW-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 Ford made the TW-20

The Ford TW-30 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1979 – 1983

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