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John Deere 4430 Tractor Review & Specification

The John Deere 4430 is a row-crop tractor manufactured by John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, the USA. It was in production from 1973 to 1977. The Generation II tractor is available in 2WD and 3WD versions. This powerful tractor from the 4030 series is made for larger farms.

John Deere 4430 is powered by John Deere 6-cylinder turbocharged liquid-cooled inline diesel engine. It generates 108.46 hp (80.9 kW) power rated at RPM 2200. The row crop tractor provides 3 choices of the transmission system. They are John Deere Syncro-Range, Quad-Range, and John Deere PowerShift transmission with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears.

This tractor comes with power steering, hydraulic wet disc brakes, and an optional Roll-Gard ROPS cab. It contains a 174.1 L fuel tank and John Deere 148 and 158 loaders. If you want to know more about John Deere 4430, read below its specifications, features, price, and other facts.

John Deere 4430 Tractor Review

Specifications Of John Deere 4430

ModelJohn Deere 4430
Length160.75 inches 408 cm
Width89.625 inches 227 cm (axle) 70.8 inches 179 cm (fenders) 82 inches 208 cm (cab fenders)
Height Steering wheel85.25 inches 216 cm
Cab  114 inches 289 cm
ROPS Exhaust109.3 inches 277 cm
Cab Exhaust125.25 inches 318 cm
Operating weight11350 lbs 5148 kg
Ballasted weight15060 lbs 6831 kg
Wheelbase106.6 inches 270 cm
Rear tread60 to 90 inches 152 to 228 cm
EngineJohn Deere turbocharged diesel 6-cylinder liquid-cooled inline
Displacement404 ci 6.6 L
Bore/Stroke4.25×4.75 inches 108 x 121 mm
Fuel systemDirect injection
Air cleanerDry with a secondary element
Pre-heatingEther injection
Rated RPM2200
Idle RPM800-2200
Operating RPM1500-2200
Firing order1-5-3-6-2-4
StarterDelco-Remy electric
Starter volts12
Coolant capacity30 qts 28.4 L 32 qts 30.3 L (with heater)
Intake valve clearance0.018 inches 0.457 mm
Exhaust valve clearance0.028 inches 0.711 mm
Rear PTOIndependent
Rear RPM540/1000 1000
Engine RPM540@2200 1000@2200
Drawbar (claimed)108.46 hp 80.9 kW
PTO (claimed)125.88 hp 93.9 kW
Drawbar (tested)104.99 hp 78.3 kW
PTO (tested)125.88 hp 93.9 kW
TransmissionJohn Deere Syncro-Range
Type8-speed partially synchronized 16-speed partial power shift 8-speed full power shift
Gears8 forward and 2 reverse
ClutchPerma-Clutch hydraulic wet disc
Oil capacity44 qts 41.6 L
Chassis  4×2 2WD 4×4 HFWD 4WD
BrakesHydraulic wet disc
Cab  Optional Roll-Gard ROPS. Optional Sound Gard body and cab
Hydraulics typeClosed center
Capacity11 gal 41.6 L 10 gal 37.9 L (Power Shift)
Pressure2250 psi 155.1 bar
Valves1 to 3
Pump flow22 GPM 83.3 L/pm
Ag front10.00-16
Ag rear18.4-38
Ag front7.50-15
Ag rear20.8-34
Electrical groundNegative
Charging systemAlternator
ROPS Charging amps37
Cab Charging amps55
Battery CCA800
Battery volts6
Battery Group5D
AttachmentsJohn Deere 148 Loader, John Deere 158 Loader

Features of John Deere 4430

This row crop tractor provides great features. A powerful engine, different types of transmission, closed center hydraulics, PTO, etc. are available in the tractor. Here are the primary features of John Deere 4430.

John Deere 4430 Tractor


This tractor uses the John Deere 6-cylinder turbocharged liquid-cooled inline diesel engine. It is a 6.6 L, 6,620 cm2, (404 cu·in) engine producing 144 PS (106 KW; 142 HP) of maximum output power. Its cylinder bore is 108.0 mm (4.25 in)  and the piston stroke is 120.0 mm (4.72 in). The John Deere engine uses a direct injection fuel system and a dry-type air cleaner with the secondary element. It has an ether injection pre-heating system and Delco-Remy electric starter. Its compression ratio rating is 15.1:1.


The John Deere 4430 uses one of three transmissions: John Deere Syncro-Range, John Deere Quad-Range, or John Deere Power Shift.

John Deere Syncro-Range is a partially synchronized transmission with Perma-Clutch hydraulic wet disc. It has 8 forward and 2 reverse gears.

John Deere Quad-Range is a partial power shift transmission with a Perma-Clutch hydraulic wet disc. It has 16 forward and 6 reverse gears.

John Deere Power Shift is a full powershift transmission with a wet disc clutch with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears.

Other Features In JD 4430

This tractor comes with hydrostatic power steering and full-power wet disc differential brakes. It also provides an open operator station with ROPS or Sound Gard body and an optional cab. JD 4430 offers John Deere 158 Loader, John Deere 148 Loader, and 74.1 L fuel tank.

Pros Of John Deere 4430

  • It is a strong tractor with maximum pulling capacity.
  • With a 142 HP engine and 3 types of transmission, it is an impressive tractor suitable for large farms.
  • You can opt for a ROPS or Sound Gard body and a cab.
  • The full power steering and wet disc brakes enable you to easily operate the tractor in a tough land.

Cons Of John Deere 4430

  • It has no air cooling system and requires 28.4 liters of coolant to maintain a balanced temperature and prevent overheating.

Price Of John Deere 4430

The original price of the 1977 built John Deere 4430 was $23,000. The price of a used tractor depends on its condition and location.

Manufacturing Date

The serial number plate of the John Deere 4430 Tractor is located on the rear of the tractor. Below is the chart of serial numbers against the manufacturing year.

1973: 1000

1974: 17500

1975: 33050

1976: 47222

1977: 62960


John Deere 4430 is a popular utility tractor made for large farms. The powerful tractor comes with a 142 HP John Deere diesel engine, 3 types of transmission, and other great features. If you are interested in this row crop tractor, this article will provide you with all the accurate information about this model.

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