John Deere 830

John Deere 830 Technical Specifications

John Deere 830 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1974 – 1979.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 830 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 830 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

John Deere 830 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 28
Battery volts: 12
Battery AH: 55

John Deere 830 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Final drives: planetary
Differential lock: mechanical rear
Steering: manual
Brakes: wet disc
Transmission: 8-speed gear


Fuel: 16.4 gal
62.1 L
Hydraulic system: 7.9 gal
29.9 L


Type: open center
Capacity: 7.9 gal
29.9 L
Pressure: 2104 psi
145.1 bar
Pump flow: 6.3 gpm
23.8 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: I
Control: position and draft control
Rear lift: 3417 lbs
1549 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Clutch: dry disc
Rear RPM: 540 (1.375)
Engine RPM: 540@2100

Title serial numbers

Location: Serial number plate on the right side of the Deere 830 tractor frame, above the front axle.

What year is my John Deere 830? 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 830 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
liquid-cooled inline
Displacement 151.9 ci
2.5 L
Bore/Stroke 3.858×4.33 inches
98 x 110 mm
Air cleaner dry
Compression 16.7:1
Rated RPM 2400
Firing order 1-2-3
Starter volts 12
Oil capacity 6 qts
5.7 L
Coolant capacity 11 qts
10.4 L
Intake valve clearance 0.014 inches
0.356 mm
Exhaust valve clearance 0.018 inches
0.457 mm

John Deere 830 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type collar shift
Gears 8 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch dry disc

John Deere 830 Dimensions

Wheelbase 74.4 inches
188 cm
Length 134.8 inches
342 cm
Width 61.5 inches*Minimum width.
156 cm
Operating weight 4376 lbs
1984 kg
Ballasted weight 5714 lbs
2591 kg
Ground clearance 12.1 inches
30 cm
Front tread 49.6 to 73.2 inches
125 to 185 cm
Rear tread 49.6 to 79.4 inches
125 to 201 cm

John Deere 830 Height
Steering wheel 56.5 inches
143 cm
Hood 52.66 inches
133 cm
Exhaust 78 inches
198 cm

John Deere 830 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1146

Nebraska Tractor Test 1146
Diesel 8-speed 2WD
October 13 – 19, 1973
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1146 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed 35.30 hp
26.3 kW
Fuel use 2.5 gal/hour
9.5 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed 32.62 hp
24.3 kW
Fuel use 2.2 gal/hour
8.3 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 28.02 hp
20.9 kW
Fuel use 2.4 gal/hour
9.1 l/hour
Gear 5 used for power test.
Max pull 4,252 lbs
1928 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 830 a good tractor?

The John Deere 830 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 830 take?

Check out the John Deere 830 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 830?

The John Deere 830 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1974 – 1979

How much can a John Deere 830 Pull?

The max pulling capacity of the John Deere 830 tractors starts at 4,252 lbs
1928 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.

Where is the serial number on a John Deere 830?

Lookup serial number plate on the right side of the deere 830 tractor frame, above the front axle.

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