Hesston 480-8

Hesston 480-8 Technical Specifications

Hesston 480-8 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1981 – 1984.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Hesston 480-8 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Hesston 480-8 Production

Manufacturer: Hesston (a part of Fiat)
Type: Utility tractor
Original price: $14,800 (1984)

Hesston 480-8 Power

Drawbar (claimed): 37 hp
27.6 kW
PTO (claimed): 42.6 hp
31.8 kW
Drawbar (tested): 36.33 hp
27.1 kW
PTO (tested): 42.58 hp
31.8 kW

Hesston 480-8 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD optional
Transmission: 8-speed


Type: open center
Valves: 1

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: I/II

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540

Hesston 480-8 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Displacement: 158 ci
2.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.937×4.33 inches
100 x 110 mm
Compression: 17:1
Rated RPM: 2600
Starter volts: 12

Hesston 480-8 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Gears: 8 forward and 2 reverse

Hesston 480-8 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 78.7 inches
199 cm
Operating weight: 5,320 lbs
2413 kg (4WD)
Ballasted weight: 7,805 lbs
3540 kg

Hesston 480-8 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1385
Diesel 12-speed 4WD
April 21 – May 1, 1981
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1385 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 42.58 hp
31.8 kW
Fuel use: 2.7 gal/hour
10.2 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 40.36 hp
30.1 kW
Fuel use: 2.4 gal/hour
9.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 36.33 hp
27.1 kW
Fuel use: 2.7 gal/hour
10.2 l/hour


Is Hesston 480-8 a good tractor?

The Hesston 480-8 is one of the great tractors in the Hesston (a part of Fiat) stable, and it has earned Hesston (a part of Fiat) a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Hesston 480-8 take?

Check out the Hesston 480-8 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 Hesston (a part of Fiat) made the ?

The Hesston 480-8 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1981 – 1984

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