John Deere 8100

John Deere 8100 8000/8000T Series Technical Specifications

John Deere 8100 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1995 – 1999.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 8100 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 8100 Production

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

John Deere 8100 Power

PTO (claimed): 160 hp
119.3 kW
Drawbar (tested): 141.81 hp
105.7 kW
PTO (tested): 179.15 hp
133.6 kW

John Deere 8100 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 140
Batteries: 2
Battery CCA: 925
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 8100 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Final drives: inboard planetary
Differential lock: electro-hydraulic
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: differential hydraulic wet disc
Cab: CommandView Cab standard. Row-Trak guidance optional.
Transmission: 16-speed full power shift


Fuel: 135 gal
511.0 L
Hydraulic system: 37 gal
140.0 L
Front hubs: 3.2 qts
3.0 L (each)
Front diff.: 11.5 qts
10.9 L


Type: closed center pressure-flow compensated (PFC)
Capacity: 37 gal
140.0 L
Pressure: 2900 psi
200.0 bar
Valves: 3 to 5
SCV flow: 30 gpm
113.6 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: 3/3N
Control: electro-hydraulic draft sensing
Rear lift: 10,400 lbs
4717 kg
  14,165 lbs
6425 kg (optional)

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 1000 (1.75)
  540/1000 (1.375 optional)

Title serial numbers

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

photo of 8100 serial number

1995: 1001
1996: 4001
1997: 10001
1998: 20001
1999: 24001

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my John Deere 8100? 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 8100 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
turbocharged intercooled
Displacement: 496 ci
8.1 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.56×5.06 inches
116 x 129 mm
Air cleaner: two paper elements
Compression: 16.5:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 22.7 qts
21.5 L
Coolant capacity: 35.9 qts
34.0 L

John Deere 8100 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: full powershift
Gears: 16 forward and 4 reverse
Oil capacity: 260 qts
246.1 L

John Deere 8100 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 89 inches
226 cm
Length: 207 inches
525 cm
  219.6 inches
557 cm (with front weights)
Width: 103.7 inches
263 cm (minimum)
Height (cab): 122.9 inches
312 cm
Shipping weight: 23,650 lbs
10727 kg
Operating weight: 24,470 lbs
11099 kg
Ground clearance: 17.7 inches
44 cm (drawbar)
  21.7 inches
55 cm (rear axle)

John Deere 8100 Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1744
Diesel 16-speed crawler
April 15 – 28, 1998
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1744 file
PTO performance
Max power: 178.82 hp
133.3 kW
Fuel use: 10.0 gal/hour
37.9 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 162.10 hp
120.9 kW
Fuel use: 9.8 gal/hour
37.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 138.47 hp
103.3 kW
Fuel use: 9.7 gal/hour
36.7 l/hour
Gear 8 used for power test.


Is John Deere 8100 a good tractor?

The John Deere 8100 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 8100 take?

Check out the John Deere 8100 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 8100?

The John Deere 8100 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1995 – 1999

Where is the serial number on a John Deere 8100?

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

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