John Deere 3255

John Deere 3255 Technical Specifications

John Deere 3255 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1991 – 1993.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 3255 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 3255 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Original price: $50,000

John Deere 3255 Power

PTO (claimed): 100 hp
74.6 kW
Drawbar (tested): 89.2 hp
66.5 kW
PTO (tested): 102.6 hp
76.5 kW

John Deere 3255 Electrical

Ground: negative
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 3255 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×4 MFWD 4WD
Final drives: inboard planetary
Differential lock: rear lock standard, limited-slip front differential
Steering: power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Four-post ROPS. Sound-Gard body and cab optional.
Transmission: 16-speed


Fuel: 44.7 gal
169.2 L
Hydraulic system: 13.2 gal
50.0 L


Type: closed center
Capacity: 13.2 gal
50.0 L
Valves: 2 or 3
Pump flow: 22 gpm
83.3 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: 2
Control: lower-link draft sensing
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 6,960 lbs
3157 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000

John Deere 3255 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 359 ci
5.9 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.19×4.33 inches
106 x 110 mm
Rated RPM: 2400
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 18 qts
17.0 L

John Deere 3255 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: TSS High-Low
Gears: 16 forward and 8 reverse

John Deere 3255 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 101.7 inches
258 cm
Clearance (front axle): 21 inches
53 cm
Rear axle: Flange
Rear axle: Rack-and-pinion
Front tread: 59.8 to 83.3 inches
151 to 211 cm
Rear tread: 62.6 to 95 inches
159 to 241 cm

John Deere 3255 Weight
ROPS Shipping: 10,222 lbs
4636 kg
Cab Shipping: 10,586 lbs
4801 kg
Operating: 11,895 lbs
5395 kg

John Deere 3255 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 101
Diesel 16-speed 4WD
October 1991 – 1991,
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 102.6 hp
76.5 kW
Fuel use: 6.1 gal/hour
23.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 89.2 hp
66.5 kW
Fuel use: 6.6 gal/hour
25.0 l/hour


Is John Deere 3255 a good tractor?

The John Deere 3255 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 3255 take?

Check out the John Deere 3255 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 3055

The John Deere 3255 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1991 – 1993

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