John Deere 4250

John Deere 4250 Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 4250 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 4250 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 4250 Production

Manufacturer John Deere
Row-Crop tractor
Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Original price $43,341 (1983 Quad-Range ROPS 2WD )
$63,597 (1983 Power Shift Cab 4WD )

John Deere 4250 Power

Engine: 106.38 hp
79.3 kW
PTO (tested) 120.86 hp
90.1 kW

John Deere 4250 Electrical

Ground negative
Charging system alternator
Charging amps 72
  90 (with Sound-Gard cab)
Batteries 2
Battery volts 6
  12 OptOptional

John Deere 4250 Mechanical

Two- or four-wheel drive
Final drives inboard planetary
Differential lock hydraulic rear
Power steering
Differential hydraulic wet disc brakes
Sound-Gard cab standard. Optional four-post Roll-Gard ROPS.


Fuel 65 gal
246.0 L
Hydraulic system 10.5 gal (2WD Power Shift)
39.7 L
  13.5 gal (4WD Power Shift)
51.1 L
  16.0 gal (Quad-Range)
60.6 L


Type closed center
Capacity 10.5 gal (2WD Power Shift)
39.7 L
  13.5 gal (4WD Power Shift)
51.1 L
  16.0 gal (Quad-Range)
60.6 L
Pressure 2277 psi
157.0 bar
Valves 2 or 3
Pump flow 26.5 gpm
100.3 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type IIIN/II
Control lower-link draft sensing
Rear lift 6,290 lbs
2853 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO independent
Clutch hydraulic wet disc
Rear RPM 540/1000
Engine RPM 540@2200

Title serial numbers

1983 1000
1984 6001
1985 9001
1986 11001
1987 12501
1988 13501
1989 20001

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.

What year is my John Deere 4250? 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 4250 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
turbocharged diesel
Displacement 466 ci
7.6 L
Bore/Stroke 4.56×4.75 inches
116 x 121 mm
Power 144 hp
107.4 kW
Air cleaner dry
Compression 15.8:1
Rated RPM 2200
Firing order 1-5-3-6-2-4
Starter volts 12
Oil capacity 18 qts
17.0 L

John Deere 4250 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission John Deere Quad-Range
Type partial power shift
Gears 16 forward and 6 reverse
Clutch Perma-Clutch wet disc
Oil capacity 64 qts
60.6 L
Tractor must be stopped to select one of four ranges. Clutchless power shift between speeds 1-2 and 3-4 in range. A synchronized shift (using clutch) can be made between 2 and 3 in range.

John Deere 4250 Dimensions

2WD Wheelbase 106.7 inches
271 cm
4WD Wheelbase 105.3 inches
267 cm
Length 154.1 inches (2WD)
391 cm
  164.1 inches (4WD)
416 cm
Width 96 inches
243 cm
  113 inches (optional long axle)
287 cm
Height (cab) 116.5 inches
295 cm
Shipping weight 11,755 lbs
5332 kg
Operating weight 13,855 lbs (2WD Power Shift)
6284 kg
Ground clearance 15.75 inches
40 cm
Rack-and-pinion rear axle 3.375 by 96 inches
85 by 2438 mm
Rack-and-pinion rear axle 3.375 by 113 inches
85 by 2870 mm

John Deere 4250 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1458

Nebraska Tractor Test 1458
Diesel Power Shift 2WD
October 11 – 26, 1982
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1458 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed 120.86 hp
90.1 kW
Fuel use 7.7 gal/hour
29.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 101.39 hp
75.6 kW
Fuel use 7.5 gal/hour
28.4 l/hour
Gear 10 used for power test.
Max pull 12,802 lbs
5806 kg
Gear 4 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 1475

Nebraska Tractor Test 1475
Diesel Quad-Range 2WD
March 31 – April 12, 1983
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1475 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed 120.21 hp
89.6 kW
Fuel use 7.7 gal/hour
29.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 106.38 hp
79.3 kW
Fuel use 7.7 gal/hour
29.1 l/hour
Max pull 12,585 lbs
5708 kg


Is John Deere 4250 a good tractor?

The John Deere 4250 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 4250 take?

Check out the John Deere 4250 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 4250?

The John Deere 4250 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1983 – 1988

How much horsepower is a John Deere 4250?

The 4250 engine tested at 106.38 hp
79.3 kW drawbar and 120.86 hp
90.1 kW kW PTO horsepower.

How much does a John Deere 4250 tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the John Deere 4250 weight ranges from 11755 to 13855 pounds .

How much can a John Deere 4250 Pull?

The max pulling capacity of the John Deere 4250 tractors starts at 12,802 lbs
5806 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.

How much can a John John Deere 4250 Lift?

John Deere 4250 tractor hitch is capable of lifting 6,290 lbs
2853 kg.

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