John Deere 2950

John Deere 2950 Utility tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 2950 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1983 – 1988.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 2950 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

John Deere 2950 Production

Manufacturer John Deere
Utility tractor
Built in Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Original price $28,706 (1983 ROPS 2WD )
$40,456 (1983 Cab 4WD )

John Deere 2950 Power

Engine: 72.12 hp
53.8 kW
PTO (tested) 85.37 hp
63.7 kW

John Deere 2950 Electrical

Ground negative
Charging system alternator
ROPS Charging amps 33
Cab Charging amps 55
Battery volts 12

John Deere 2950 Mechanical

Two- or four-wheel drive
Differential lock mechanical rear
Power steering
Differential hydraulic wet disc brakes
Two-post ROPS. Canopy available. Sound-Gard cab optional with available heat and air-conditioning.


Type closed center
Rear valves 2
Pump flow 23 gpm
87.1 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type II
Control load and depth control
Rear lift 4868 lbs
2208 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO independent
Rear RPM 540/1000

Title serial numbers

Location: Right side of main tractor frame, above front axle.
1983 433508
1984 505001
1985 532000
1986 562001
1987 587950
1988 592001

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.

What year is my John Deere 2950? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

John Deere 2950 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
Displacement 359 ci
5.9 L
Bore/Stroke 4.19×4.33 inches
106 x 110 mm
Air cleaner two paper elements
Compression 17.4:1
Rated RPM 2500
Starter volts 12
Coolant capacity 20 qts
18.9 L

John Deere 2950 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission John Deere Hi-Lo TSS
Type partial power shift
Gears 16 forward and 8 reverse
Four gears in two ranges, plus reverse range with left-hand high-low power shift. Synchronized shifting between gears in a given range.

John Deere 2950 Dimensions

2WD Wheelbase 100.4 inches
255 cm
4WD Wheelbase 101.6 inches
258 cm
Length 153.2 inches
389 cm
Height (steering wheel) 73 inches
185 cm
Height (cab) 108.3 inches
275 cm
Operating weight 10100 lbs (4WD cab)
4581 kg
Ballasted weight 11045 lbs
5010 kg
2WD Clearance (front axle) 25.9 inches
65 cm
4WD Clearance (front axle) 18.9 inches
48 cm
Rack-and-pinion rear axle

John Deere 2950 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1473

Nebraska Tractor Test 1473
Diesel 16-speed 2WD
April 18 – May 2, 1983
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1473 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed 85.37 hp
63.7 kW
Fuel use 5.4 gal/hour
20.4 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed 85.50 hp
63.8 kW
Fuel use 5.2 gal/hour
19.7 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 72.12 hp
53.8 kW
Fuel use 5.3 gal/hour
20.1 l/hour
Gear 5-Low used for power test.
Max pull 8,768 lbs
3977 kg
Gear 3-Low used for pull test.

John Deere 2950 Attachments

148 Loader

3100 lbs lift (full at pin)
1406 kg

4700 lbs breakout
2131 kg

38° dump

32 inches reach (dumped)
81 cm

11° rollback

126 inches height (at pin)
320 cm

102 inches clearance (dumped)
259 cm

121 inches clearance (level)
307 cm

boom cyl: 2.5 inches
6 cm

bucket cyl: 2.5 inches
6 cm

weight: 1350 lbs
612 kg

Bucket width: 60 inches
152 cm
Bucket width: 72 inches
182 cm
Bucket width: 84 inches
213 cm
Bucket width: 96 inches
243 cm

Bucket capacity: 0.5 cu yd
0.4 cu m
Bucket capacity: 0.6 cu yd
0.5 cu m
Bucket capacity: 0.8 cu yd
0.6 cu m
Bucket capacity: 0.9 cu yd
0.7 cu m

For use on tractors with two-wheel drive.

260 Loader

3186 lbs lift (full at pin)
1445 kg

4871 lbs breakout
2209 kg

46° dump

40 inches reach (dumped)
101 cm

42° rollback

154 inches height (at pin)
391 cm

126 inches clearance (dumped)
320 cm

147 inches clearance (level)
373 cm

boom cyl: 3.25 inches
8 cm

bucket cyl: 2.75 inches
6 cm

weight: 2178 lbs
987 kg

Bucket width: 61 inches
154 cm
Bucket width: 73 inches
185 cm
Bucket width: 85 inches
215 cm
Bucket width: 97 inches
246 cm

265 Loader

3920 lbs lift (full at pin)
1778 kg

5730 lbs breakout
2599 kg

25.6 inches reach (dumped)
65 cm

43° rollback

157 inches height (at pin)
398 cm

123 inches clearance (dumped)
312 cm

150 inches clearance (level)
381 cm

boom cyl: 3.125 inches
7 cm

bucket cyl: 2.75 inches
6 cm

weight: 2619 lbs
1187 kg

Bucket width: 61 inches
154 cm
Bucket width: 73 inches
185 cm
Bucket width: 85 inches
215 cm
Bucket width: 97 inches
246 cm


Is John Deere 2950 a good tractor?

The John Deere 2950 is one of the great tractors in the John Deere stable, and it has earned John Deere a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a John Deere 2950 take?

Check out the John Deere 2950 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 John Deere made the 2950?

The John Deere 2950 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1983 – 1988

How much horsepower is a John Deere 2950?

The 2950 engine tested at 72.12 hp
53.8 kW drawbar and 85.37 hp
63.7 kW kW PTO horsepower.

How much does a John Deere 2950 tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the John Deere 2950 weight ranges from 10100 lbs
4581 kg .

How much can a John Deere 2950 Pull?

The max pulling capacity of the John Deere 2950 tractors starts at 8,768 lbs
3977 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.

How much can a John John Deere 2950 Lift?

John Deere 2950 tractor hitch is capable of lifting 4868 lbs
2208 kg.

Where is the serial number on a John Deere 2950?

Lookup right side of main tractor frame, above front axle.

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