John Deere 730

John Deere 730 Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 730 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1958 – 1961.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 730 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 730 Production

Manufacturer John Deere
Row-Crop tractor
Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built 24,495
  3,560 (gasoline)
  177 (all-fuel)
  3,263 (LP-gas)
  17,032 (diesel, 3,703 used pony engine)
Original price $3700 (1960)
The John Deere model 730 replaced the 720, offering cosmetic upgrades. A notable option were the deluxe flat-top fenders with headlights. Front-end options on the row-crop 730 were single wheel, conventional or Roll-O-Matic dual front, or adjustable wide front. The John Deere 730 diesel (along with the 720) held a 27-year fuel economy record for most efficient diesel tractor at the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory.

John Deere 730 Power

Engine: 53.41 hp
39.8 kW
Belt (tested) 57.77 hp
43.1 kW

John Deere 730 Electrical

Ground positive *Positive ground for the 6V and 12V systems.
  floating *The 24V electric-start diesel is not chassis grounded, with both sides of the battery system connected to the starter. The lights and gauges are split on two 12V systems.
Charging system generator
Batteries 1 (diesel pony)
  2 (gas/LP)
  4 (diesel electric)
Battery volts 6

John Deere 730 Mechanical

Two-wheel drive
Steering manual
  power (optional)
Differential mechanical drum brakes
Open operator station. Optional Float-Ride seat.


Type open center
Valves 1 or 2

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type II OptOptional

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO independent
Rear RPM 540

Title serial numbers

1958 7300000
1959 7303761
1960 7322075
1961 7328801
Final 7330358

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.

What year is my John Deere 730? 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 730 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
2-cylinder 4-valve
Displacement 360.5 ci
5.9 L
Bore/Stroke 6.00×6.375 inches
152 x 162 mm
Fuel use 4.514 gal/hour
17.1 l/hour
Air cleaner oil bath
Compression 6.14:1
Rated RPM 1125
Starter volts 12
Coolant capacity 29 qts
27.4 L

John Deere 730 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Manufacturer John Deere
Type unsynchronized gear
Gears 6 forward and 1 reverse

John Deere 730 Dimensions

Wheelbase 93.7 inches
237 cm
Length 135.25 inches
343 cm
Width 86.625 inches
220 cm
Height 88.25 inches
224 cm
Front tread 48 to 80 inches
121 to 203 cm
Rear tread 60 to 88 inches
152 to 223 cm
Rear tread 60 to 104 inches
152 to 264 cm (long axle)
Rear tread 60 to 122 inches
152 to 309 cm (extra-long axle)

John Deere 730 Weight
Shipping 6,790 lbs (gasoline)
3079 kg
  7,100 lbs (LP-gas)
3220 kg
  7,105 lbs (diesel)
3222 kg
Operating 7,445 lbs (gasoline)
3377 kg
  7,861 lbs (diesel)
3565 kg
Ballasted 9,241 lbs
4191 kg

John Deere 730 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 593

Nebraska Tractor Test 593
LP gas 6-speed 2WD
September 17 – 19, 1956
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 593 file
Belt power (max) 57.33 hp
42.8 kW
Belt fuel use (max) 6.3 gal/hour
23.8 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 52.38 hp
39.1 kW
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull 6,697 lbs
3037 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 594

Nebraska Tractor Test 594
Diesel 6-speed 2WD
September 18 – 22, 1956
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 594 file
Belt power (max) 56.66 hp
42.3 kW
Belt fuel use (max) 3.2 gal/hour
12.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 51.83 hp
38.6 kW
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull 6,547 lbs
2969 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 605

Nebraska Tractor Test 605
Gasoline 6-speed 2WD
November 6 – 12, 1956
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 605 file
Belt power (max) 57.77 hp
43.1 kW
Belt fuel use (max) 5.2 gal/hour
19.7 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 53.41 hp
39.8 kW
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull 6,647 lbs
3015 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 606

Nebraska Tractor Test 606
Tractor fuel 6-speed 2WD
November 12 – 19, 1956
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 606 file
Belt power (max) 44.13 hp
32.9 kW
Belt fuel use (max) 4.4 gal/hour
16.7 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 40.78 hp
30.4 kW
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull 6,608 lbs
2997 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 730 a good tractor?

The John Deere 730 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 730 take?

Check out the John Deere 730 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 730?

The John Deere 730 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1958 – 1961

How much does a John Deere 730 tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the John Deere 730 weight ranges from 6790 to 7861 pounds .

How much can a John Deere 730 Pull?

The max pulling capacity of the John Deere 730 tractors starts at 6,697 lbs
3037 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.

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