John Deere 8430T

John Deere 8430T Agricultural Crawler tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 8430T is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2006 – 2009.

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

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Agricultural Crawler tractor
Factory: Waterloo, Iowa, USA

John Deere 8430T Power

Engine: 335 hp
249.8 kW
PTO (claimed): 255 hp
190.2 kW
Drawbar (tested): 219.81 hp
163.9 kW
PTO (tested): 298.2 hp
222.4 kW

John Deere 8430T Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 200
Batteries: 2
Battery CCA: 925
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 8430T Mechanical

Chassis: crawler
Steering: electro-hydraulic
Brakes: wet disc
Cab: CommandView cab
Transmission: 16-speed full power shift


Fuel: 130 gal
492.1 L
Hydraulic system: 65 gal
246.0 L


Type: closed center pressure-flow compensated (PFC)
Capacity: 65 gal
246.0 L
Pressure: 2900 psi
200.0 bar
Valves: 3 to 5
Pump flow: 31.7 gpm
120.0 lpm
Total flow: 33.5 gpm
126.8 lpm
  42.5 gpm
160.9 lpm (optional)

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III/IIIN
Rear lift: 15,200 lbs
6894 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 1000
Engine RPM: 1000@2000

Title serial numbers

Location: Rear of tractor near PTO

What year is my John Deere 8430T? 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 8430T Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere PowerTech 6090HRW
variable geometry turbo diesel
6-cylinder 24-valve
liquid-cooled inline
Displacement: 548 ci
9.0 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.661×5.354 inches
118 x 136 mm
Power: 335 hp
249.8 kW
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Compression: 16.3:1
Rated RPM: 2100
Idle RPM: 900-2200
Operating RPM: 1500-2100
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 25.5 qts
24.1 L
Coolant capacity: 42.3 qts
40.0 L

John Deere 8430T Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: John Deere PowerShift
Type: full power shift
Gears: 16 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet disc
Oil capacity: 260 qts
246.1 L
Full power shift transmission operated with right-hand control lever. Transmission defaults to gear 7-forward and 2-reverse on startup, although this may be re-programmed. Automatic PowerShift (APS) enables automatic shifting to maintain engine load.

John Deere 8430T 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 (16-inch track/60-inch tread)
  144 inches
365 cm (25-inch track/120-inch tread)
  150 inches
381 cm (30-inch track/120-inch tread)
Height (cab): 122.9 inches
312 cm
Operating weight: 28,790 lbs
13059 kg
Clearance (rear axle): 21.7 inches
55 cm
Clearance (drawbar): 17.7 inches
44 cm

John Deere 8430T Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1889
Diesel PowerShift crawler
October 4 – November 1, 2006
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1889 file
PTO performance
Max power: 298.2 hp
222.4 kW
Fuel use: 15.8 gal/hour
59.8 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 258.54 hp
192.8 kW
Fuel use: 14.4 gal/hour
54.5 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 283.84 hp
211.7 kW
Fuel use: 15.3 gal/hour
57.9 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 219.81 hp
163.9 kW
Fuel use: 14.3 gal/hour
54.1 l/hour
Gear 9 used for power test.
Max pull: 32,192 lbs
14602 kg
Gear 5 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 8430T a good tractor?

The John Deere 8430T 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 8430T take?

Check out the John Deere 8430T 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 8430T?

The John Deere 8430T was an agricultural tractor model made from 2006 – 2009

Where is the serial number on a John Deere 8430T?

Lookup rear of tractor near pto

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