John Deere 820

John Deere 820 Standard-tread tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 820 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1956 – 1958.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 820 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 820 Production

Manufacturer John Deere
Standard-tread tractor
Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built 7,080
The early model 820 “Green Dash” tractors were little-changed from the previous model 80. in 1957, for the 1958 production year, the improved 820 “Black Dash” tractors appeared with a number of modifications and more horsepower.

John Deere 820 Power

Engine: 67.15 hp
50.1 kW
Belt (tested) 72.82 hp
54.3 kW

John Deere 820 Electrical

Ground positive
Battery volts 6

John Deere 820 Mechanical

Two-wheel drive
Steering manual
  power optional
Open operator station. Steel cab optional.


Type Powr-Trol
Valves 1

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO independent
Rear RPM 540

Title serial numbers

1956 8000000 (green-dash)
1957 8200565 (green-dash)
1957 8203100 (black-dash)
1958 8203850 (black-dash)
Final 8207080 (black-dash)

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.

What year is my John Deere 820? 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 820 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
Displacement 151.9 ci
2.5 L
Bore/Stroke 3.858×4.33 inches
98 x 110 mm
Power 32 hp
23.9 kW
Air cleaner oil bath
Compression 16.7:1
Rated RPM 2100
Firing order 1-2-3
Starter volts 12
Oil capacity 6.5 qts
6.2 L

John Deere 820 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type sliding gear
Gears 7 forward and 1 reverse
Two-lever control. Left-hand range lever selects between I, II, reverse or parking. Not all tractors equipped with parking position. Right-range lever selects gear.

John Deere 820 Dimensions

Wheelbase 74.4 inches
188 cm
Length 135 inches
342 cm
Width 59.06 inches (min)
150 cm
  81.1 inches (max)
205 cm
Height 78.74 inches
199 cm
Weight 4000 lbs
1814 kg

John Deere 820 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1689

Nebraska Tractor Test 1689
7.6L diesel 16-speed 4WD
April 24 – May 12, 1995
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1689 file
PTO performance
Max power: 202.33 hp
150.9 kW
Fuel use: 10.9 gal/hour
41.3 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 181.71 hp
135.5 kW
Fuel use: 10.4 gal/hour
39.4 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 159.63 hp
119.0 kW
Fuel use: 10.3 gal/hour
39.0 l/hour
Gear 8 used for power test.
Max pull: 23,474 lbs
10647 kg
Gear 3 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 820 a good tractor?

The John Deere 820 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 820 take?

Check out the John Deere 820 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 820?

The John Deere 820 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1956 – 1958

How much does a John Deere 820 tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the John Deere 820 weight ranges from 7850 to 8600 pounds .

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