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John Deere 4230 Tractor

The John Deere 4230 is a Generation 2 series row crop tractor. This model was manufactured from 1973 to 1977. The JD 4230 powerline system components: John Deere 4 cycle 6-cylinder diesel engine and 16x6 Quad-Range partial power shift and synchronized transmission, or 8x4 full power shift transmission, and 8x2 Syncro Range partially synchronized transmission.

A 404 cu.in (6.6 L) engine power rating is 111 hp (80.5 kW) at 2200 rpm. Maximum forward speed - 20.5 mph (33 km/h), maximum reverse speed - 10.5 mph (16.9 km/h).

The closed center hydraulic system includes a piston pump with a rated fluid flow of 23 gal/min (87 l/min). The hydraulic system pressure is 170 bar (2500 psi). The John Deere 4230 is fitted with 11.0x16 or 9.5Lx15 front tires and 18.4x26 or 23.1x26 rear tires. The wheelbase is 104" (2640 mm). The tractor can be equipped with the following front end loaders: John Deere 148 loader with a lift capacity to maximum height of 3100 lbs (1405 kg), or John Deere 158 loader with a lift capacity to full height of 3800 lbs (1725 kg).

Engine Model John Deere
Engine Type 4 cycle, 6-cylinder diesel
Number of Cylinders Six
Displacement, cu in (L) 404 (6.60)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 4.25 (108.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 4.78 (121.0)
Aspiration Natural
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 111.0 (80.5)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2200
Idle Speed, rpm 600-2500
Firing Order 1-5-3-6-2-4
Compression 16.2:1
Air Cleaner Oil bath
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 37.0 (140.0)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 17.0 (16.0)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 24.0 (22.7)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Alternator

Power Take-Off
PTO Operational Type Independent
PTO Horsepower, hp (kW) 100.0 (74.6)
PTO Speed, rpm 540/1000

Standard Transmission
Transmission Type Quad-Range
Gearbox Type 16F/6R, Partial power shift and synchronized
Number of Forward Gears 16
Number of Reverse Gears 6
Clutch Type Wet disc
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 64.0 (60.0)
Maximum Speed (Forward), mph (kph) 16.7 (26.9)
Maximum Speed (Reverse), mph (kph) 10.5 (16.9)

Optional Transmission
Transmission Type PowerShift
Gearbox Type 8F/4R, Full power shift
Number of Forward Gears 8
Number of Reverse Gears 4
Clutch Type Wet disc
Oil capacity, qts (L) 62.0 (58.5)
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 20.5 (33.0)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 4.9 (7.9)

Optional Transmission
Transmission Type Syncro Range
Gearbox Type 8F/2R, Partially synchronized
Number of Forward Gears 8
Number of Reverse Gears 2
Oil capacity, qts (L) 64.0 (60.0)
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 19.2 (30.9)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 5.2 (8.4)

Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD 4x2
Steering Configuration Front Steer
Steering System Power
Service Brake Differential hydraulic wet disc
Front Tire Size (Std) 11.0x16
Rear Tire Size (Std) 18.4x26
Front Tire Size (Opt) 9.5Lx15
Rear Tire Size (Opt) 23.1x26
Front Tire Size (Opt) 7.50x20
Rear Tire Size (Opt) 20.8x34

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System Type Closed center
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 23.0 (87.0)
Hydraulic Pressure, Bar (psi) 170 (2500)
Hydraulic Capacity, gal (L) 13.0 (49.5)
Number of Standard Remote Valves 1/3
3-Point Hitch Category 2
Rear Lift Capacity, lb (kg) 6990 (3180)

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 104 (2640)
Overall Width, in (mm) 89.6 (2270)
Cab Width, in (mm) 54.375 (1380)
Height (Hood), in (mm) 109.9 (2790)
Height (Exhaust), in (mm) 151.8 (3850)
Shipping Weight (Syncro Range), lb (kg) 8100 (3675)
Shipping Weight (Quad-Range/Powershift), lb (kg) 8500 (3855)
Operating Weight, lb (kg) 10800 (4900)
Ballasted Weight, lb (kg) 14150 (6420)




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