John Deere 8300

John Deere 8300 8000/8000T Series Technical Specifications

John Deere 8300 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 8300 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 8300 Production

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

John Deere 8300 Power

PTO (claimed): 200 hp
149.1 kW
Drawbar (tested): 179.60 hp
133.9 kW
PTO (tested): 224.92 hp
167.7 kW

John Deere 8300 Electrical

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

John Deere 8300 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: 11,700 lbs
5307 kg
  15,650 lbs
7098 kg (optional)

Power Take-off (PTO)

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

John Deere 8300 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 8300 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

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

John Deere 8300 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
Clearance (rear axle): 21.7 inches
55 cm
Clearance (drawbar): 17.7 inches
44 cm

John Deere 8300T Weight
Shipping: 23,650 lbs
10727 kg
Operating: 25,010 lbs
11344 kg
Ballasted: 26,525 lbs
12031 kg

John Deere 8300 Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1746

OCED Tractor Test 1746
Diesel 16-speed crawler
April 9 – May 1, 1998
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1746 file
PTO performance
Max power: 226.19 hp
168.7 kW
Fuel use: 12.3 gal/hour
46.6 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 204.00 hp
152.1 kW
Fuel use: 11.9 gal/hour
45.0 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 175.88 hp
131.2 kW
Fuel use: 11.8 gal/hour
44.7 l/hour
Gear 9 used for power test.
Max pull: 27,819 lbs
12618 kg
Gear 3 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 8300 a good tractor?

The John Deere 8300 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 8300 take?

Check out the John Deere 8300 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 8200

The John Deere 8300 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1995 – 1999

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