Hesston 980

Hesston 980 Utility tractor Technical Specifications

Hesston 980 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1981 – 1984.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Hesston 980 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 980 Production

Manufacturer: Hesston (a part of Fiat)
Type: Utility tractor
Original price: $37,000 (1984)

Hesston 980 Power

PTO (claimed): 90 hp
67.1 kW
Drawbar (tested): 74.93 hp
55.9 kW
PTO (tested): 91.12 hp
67.9 kW

Hesston 980 Electrical

Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 55

Hesston 980 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD (980DT)
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: differential hydraulic disc
Cab: Supercomfort cab standard with air conditioning. Optional radio, cassette, and CB radio.
Transmissions: 12-speed


Type: open center
Pressure: 2702 psi
186.3 bar
Valves: 2
Pump flow: 11 gpm
41.6 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000

Hesston 980 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Fiat 8065
Displacement: 316 ci
5.2 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.94×4.33 inches
100 x 110 mm
Compression: 17:1
Rated RPM: 2400
Starter volts: 12

Hesston 980 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Gears: 12 forward and 3 reverse
Four gears with three ranges provide twelve forward speeds. Synchronized shift between gears.

Hesston 980 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 101 inches
256 cm
Length: 152 inches
386 cm (2WD)
  157 inches
398 cm (4WD)

Hesston 980 Weight
Operating: 8,251 lbs
3742 kg (2WD)
  9,125 lbs
4139 kg (4WD)
Ballasted: 12,645 lbs
5735 kg

Hesston 980 Height
Hood: 62.5 inches
158 cm
ROPS: 105.75 inches
268 cm
Cab: 104.5 inches
265 cm

Hesston 980 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1354
Diesel 16-speed 4WD
June 2 – 17, 1980
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 91.12 hp
67.9 kW
Fuel use: 5.4 gal/hour
20.4 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 74.93 hp
55.9 kW
Fuel use: 5.3 gal/hour
20.1 l/hour
Gear 4N used for power test.


Is Hesston 980 a good tractor?

The Hesston 980 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 980 take?

Check out the Hesston 980 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 880-5

The Hesston 980 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1981 – 1984

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