John Deere 4055

John Deere 4055 Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 4055 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1988 – 1992.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 4055 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 4055 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Waterloo, Iowa, USA

John Deere 4055 Power

Engine (net): 126.1 hp
94.0 kW
PTO (claimed): 106 hp
79.0 kW
Drawbar (tested): 100.07 hp
74.6 kW
PTO (tested): 114.11 hp
85.1 kW

John Deere 4055 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 120
Batteries: 2
Battery CCA: 925
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 4055 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Final drives: inboard planetary
Steering: power
Brakes: differential hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Sound-Gard cab.
Transmissions: 16-speed partial power shift
  15-speed full power shift


Fuel: 65 gal
246.0 L
Hydraulic system: 13.5 gal
51.1 L (Powershift 2WD)
  15.9 gal
60.2 L (Powershift 4WD)
  16 gal
60.6 L (Quad-Range 2WD)
  17.2 gal
65.1 L (Quad-Range 4WD)


Type: closed center
Capacity: 13.5 gal
51.1 L (Powershift 2WD)
  15.9 gal
60.2 L (Powershift 4WD)
  16 gal
60.6 L (Quad-Range 2WD)
  17.2 gal
65.1 L (Quad-Range 4WD)
Pressure: 2530 psi
174.4 bar
Valves: 2 or 3
Pump flow: 26.5 gpm
100.3 lpm
SCV flow: 20.6 gpm
78.0 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II
Rear lift: 5504 lbs
2496 kg *Advertised as 6550 pounds, the tractor was only able to lift 5504 during testing.
  7281 lbs
3302 kg *With optional assist cylinder. Advertised as 8470 pounds, but actual tested lift was 7271 pounds.

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Clutch: hydraulic
Rear RPM: 540/1000 (1.375)

Title serial numbers

Location: Serial number plate on the rear of the 4055, above the PTO shaft.

photo of 4055 serial number

1989: 1001
1990: 2501
1991: 5001
1992: 10001

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my John Deere 4055? 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 4055 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
turbocharged diesel
liquid-cooled inline
Displacement: 466 ci
7.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.5625×4.75 inches
116 x 121 mm
Fuel system: direct injection
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Compression: 16:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Idle RPM: 800-2400
Operating RPM: 1500-2200
Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 27 qts
25.6 L
Intake valve clearance: 0.020 inches
0.508 mm
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.020 inches
0.508 mm

John Deere 4055 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: John Deere Quad Range
Type: partial power shift
Gears: 16 forward and 6 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet disc
2WD Oil capacity: 64 qts
60.6 L
4WD Oil capacity: 68.8 qts
65.1 L
Four gears (1-4) in four ranges (A-D) with high-low power shift.

John Deere 4055 Dimensions

2WD Wheelbase: 106.7 inches
271 cm
4WD Wheelbase: 105.3 inches
267 cm
Length: 158.6 inches
402 cm
Width: 96 inches
243 cm *Minimum width with standard axle.
Height (steering wheel): 92.8 inches
235 cm
Height (cab): 116.5 inches
295 cm
Operating weight: 12,130 lbs
5502 kg (2WD Quad-range)
  13,955 lbs
6329 kg (4WD Powershift)
Rear axle: Rack-and-pinion: 3.375 by 96 inches
85 by 2438 mm
Rear axle: Rack-and-pinion: 3.375 by 113 inches
85 by 2870 mm

John Deere 4055 Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1617

OCED Tractor Test 1617
Diesel Powershift 4WD
April 1 – May 1, 1989
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1617 file
PTO performance
Max power: 112.27 hp
83.7 kW
Fuel use: 6.4 gal/hour
24.2 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 109.18 hp
81.4 kW
Fuel use: 6.6 gal/hour
25.0 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 92.79 hp
69.2 kW
Fuel use: 6.6 gal/hour
25.0 l/hour
Gear 7 used for power test.
Max pull: 13,950 lbs
6327 kg
Gear 3 used for pull test.

OCED Tractor Test 161

OCED Tractor Test 161
Diesel Quad-range 2WD
September 1 – 30, 1989
Link: OCED Tractor Test 161 file
PTO performance
Max power: 114.11 hp
85.1 kW
Fuel use: 6.7 gal/hour
25.4 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 108.70 hp
81.1 kW
Fuel use: 6.8 gal/hour
25.7 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 100.07 hp
74.6 kW
Max pull: 13,378 lbs
6068 kg


Is John Deere 4055 a good tractor?

The John Deere 4055 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 4055 take?

Check out the John Deere 4055 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 4055?

The John Deere 4055 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1988 – 1992

Where is the serial number on a John Deere 4055?

Lookup serial number plate on the rear of the 4055, above the pto shaft.

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