John Deere 8430

John Deere 8430 Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 8430 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1975 – 1978.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 8430 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 8430 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor
Factory: Waterloo, Iowa, USA

John Deere 8430 Power

PTO (claimed): 175 hp
130.5 kW
Drawbar (tested): 155.56 hp
116.0 kW
PTO (tested): 178.16 hp
132.9 kW

John Deere 8430 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Batteries: 2
Battery CCA: 850
Battery volts: 6

John Deere 8430 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×4 articulated 4WD
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Sound-Gard cab standard. Optional air-conditioning.
Transmission: 16-speed partial power shift


Type: closed center constant pressure

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 1000
Engine RPM: 1000@2100

Title serial numbers

Location: On the tractor transmission case, rear.
1975: 1000
1976: 1690
1977: 3962
1978: 5323

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my John Deere 8430? 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 8430 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 466 ci
7.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.5625×4.75 inches
116 x 121 mm
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Compression: 15.5:1
Rated RPM: 2100
Idle RPM: 800-2300
Operating RPM: 1500-2100
Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
Starter volts: 12

John Deere 8430 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Quad-Range
Type: partial power shift
Gears: 16 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet disc

John Deere 8430 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 125 inches
317 cm
Length: 223.5 inches
567 cm
Width: 95.8 inches
243 cm *Standard axle
  118.4 inches
300 cm *Long axle
Height (exhaust): 134.5 inches
341 cm
Ground clearance: 19.4 inches
49 cm
Front axle: 3.622 by 96 inches
91 by 2438 mm
Front axle: 3.622 by 118 inches
91 by 2997 mm
Rear axle: 3.622 by 96 inches
91 by 2438 mm
Rear axle: 3.622 by 118 inches
91 by 2997 mm
Front tread: 60 to 134 inches
152 to 340 cm
Rear tread: 60 to 134 inches
152 to 340 cm

John Deere 8430 Weight
Shipping: 22010 lbs
9983 kg
Operating: 22810 lbs
10346 kg
Ballasted: 23100 lbs
10478 kg

John Deere 8430 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1179

Nebraska Tractor Test 1179
Diesel 16-speed 4WD
June 3 – 10, 1975
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1179 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 178.16 hp
132.9 kW
Fuel use: 11.8 gal/hour
44.7 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 155.56 hp
116.0 kW
Fuel use: 11.6 gal/hour
43.9 l/hour
Max pull: 22,503 lbs
10207 kg


Is John Deere 8430 a good tractor?

The John Deere 8430 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 8430 take?

Check out the John Deere 8430 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 8430?

The John Deere 8430 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1975 – 1978

Where is the serial number on a John Deere 8430?

Lookup on the tractor transmission case, rear.

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