John Deere 4955

John Deere 4955 Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 4955 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 4955 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 4955 Production

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

John Deere 4955 Power

Engine (net): 225.3 hp
168.0 kW
PTO (claimed): 200 hp
149.1 kW
Drawbar (tested): 176.48 hp
131.6 kW
PTO (tested): 210.00 hp
156.6 kW

John Deere 4955 Electrical

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

John Deere 4955 Mechanical

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


Fuel: 102 gal
386.1 L
PowerShift Hydraulic system: 18.5 gal
70.0 L
PS MFWD Hydraulic system: 20 gal
75.7 L
QuadRange Hydraulic system: 26.9 gal
101.8 L


Type: closed center
PowerShift Capacity: 18.5 gal
70.0 L
PS MFWD Capacity: 20 gal
75.7 L
QuadRange Capacity: 26.9 gal
101.8 L
Pressure: 2530 psi
174.4 bar
Valves: 2 or 3
Pump flow: 29.5 gpm
111.7 lpm
SCV flow: 20.6 gpm
78.0 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III
Rear lift: 7486 lbs
3395 kg *Advertised as 9710 pounds, the tractor was only able to lift 5504 during testing.
  8274 lbs
3753 kg *With optional assist cylinder. Advertised as 10560 pounds, but actual tested lift was 7281 pounds.

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Clutch: hydraulic
Rear RPM: 1000 (1.75)

John Deere 4955 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
Air cleaner: dry
Compression: 16:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 22 qts
20.8 L
Coolant capacity: 32 qts
30.3 L
Intake valve clearance: 0.015 inches
0.381 mm
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.020 inches
0.508 mm

John Deere 4955 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: John Deere Power Shift
Type: full power shift
Gears: 15 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet disc

John Deere 4955 Dimensions

2WD Wheelbase: 118.5 inches
300 cm
4WD Wheelbase: 117.1 inches
297 cm
Width: 118 inches
299 cm *Minimum width with standard axle.
Height (cab): 118.8 inches
301 cm
Operating weight: 18,370 lbs
8332 kg (20.8R42 duals)
Ballasted weight: 24,665 lbs
11188 kg
Rear axle: Rack-and-pinion: 3.94 by 118 inches
100 by 2997 mm
Rear axle: Rack-and-pinion: 3.94 by 108 inches
100 by 2743 mm

John Deere 4955 Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1622

OCED Tractor Test 1622
Diesel PowerShift 4WD
April 1 – June 1, 1989
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1622 file
PTO performance
Max power: 210.00 hp
156.6 kW
Fuel use: 10.9 gal/hour
41.3 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 202.73 hp
151.2 kW
Fuel use: 11.0 gal/hour
41.6 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 176.48 hp
131.6 kW
Fuel use: 11.1 gal/hour
42.0 l/hour
Gear 12 used for power test.
Max pull: 23,715 lbs
10757 kg
Gear 3 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 4955 a good tractor?

The John Deere 4955 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 4955 take?

Check out the John Deere 4955 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 4755

The John Deere 4955 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1988 – 1992

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