John Deere 8960

John Deere 8960 Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 8960 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1989 – 1993.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 8960 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 8960 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor
Factory: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Original price: $142,000 (1989 )

John Deere 8960 Power

Engine: 370 hp
275.9 kW
PTO (claimed): 332 hp
247.6 kW
Drawbar (tested): 308.26 hp
229.9 kW
PTO (tested): 337.42 hp
251.6 kW

John Deere 8960 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 120
Batteries: 3
Battery CCA: 925
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 8960 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×4 articulated 4WD
Steering: articulated power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Sound-Gard Cab standard.
Transmissions: 12-speed partially synchronized
  24-speed partial power shift
  12-speed full power shift


Fuel: 220 gal
832.7 L
Hydraulic system: 47 gal
177.9 L


Type: closed-center pressure compensated
Capacity: 47 gal
177.9 L
Valves: 3
Pump flow: 39.6 gpm
149.9 lpm
SCV flow: 33.3 gpm
126.0 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: IV
Rear lift: 13966 lbs
6334 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 1000

John Deere 8960 Engine detail

Engine Detail
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 855 ci
14.0 L
Bore/Stroke: 5.50×6.00 inches
140 x 152 mm
Power: 370 hp
275.9 kW
Air cleaner: dual paper elements with aspirator
Compression: 14.0:1
Rated RPM: 1900
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 72 qts
68.1 L

John Deere 8960 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: John Deere Syncro
Type: partially synchronized
Gears: 12 forward and 3 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet disc
Three speeds (1-3) in four ranges (A-D). Synchronized shifting between speeds.

John Deere 8960 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 134 inches
340 cm
Length: 268.9 inches
683 cm
Operating weight: 35115 lbs
15928 kg *Weight with 20.8R42 duals.

John Deere 8960 Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1625

OCED Tractor Test 1625
Diesel Powrsync 4WD
May 1 – June 1, 1989
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1625 file
PTO performance
Max power: 335.34 hp
250.1 kW
Fuel use: 19.2 gal/hour
72.7 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 333.40 hp
248.6 kW
Fuel use: 19.5 gal/hour
73.8 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 308.26 hp
229.9 kW
Fuel use: 19.2 gal/hour
72.7 l/hour
Max pull: 34,462 lbs
15631 kg

OCED Tractor Test 1632

OCED Tractor Test 1632
Diesel Power Shift 4WD
September 1 – October 1, 1989
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1632 file
PTO performance
Max power: 337.42 hp
251.6 kW
Fuel use: 19.3 gal/hour
73.1 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 332.25 hp
247.8 kW
Fuel use: 19.6 gal/hour
74.2 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 302.04 hp
225.2 kW
Fuel use: 19.5 gal/hour
73.8 l/hour
Gear 6 used for power test.
Max pull: 34,913 lbs
15836 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 8960 a good tractor?

The John Deere 8960 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 8960 take?

Check out the John Deere 8960 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 8760

The John Deere 8960 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1989 – 1993

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