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    John Deere 730

    John Deere 730 tractor photo
    1958 - 1961   Two-Cylinder 30 Series
    Row-Crop tractor
    Previous model:John Deere 720
    Larger:John Deere 830
    Smaller:John Deere 630





    The John Deere model 730 replaced the 720, offering cosmetic upgrades. A notable option were the deluxe flat-top fenders with headlights. Front-end options on the row-crop 730 were single wheel, conventional or Roll-O-Matic dual front, or adjustable wide front. The John Deere 730 diesel (along with the 720) held a 27-year fuel economy record for most efficient diesel tractor at the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory.
     

    Production:

    Manufacturer:John Deere
    Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
    Total built:24,495
     3,560 (gasoline)
     177 (all-fuel)
     3,263 (LP-gas)
     17,032 (diesel, 3,703 used pony engine)
    Original price (USD):$3700 (1960)
     

    Variants:

    730 General-Purpose:row-crop tractor
    730 Standard:wheatland-style tractor
    730 Hi-Crop:high-crop tractor
     

    John Deere 730 Engines:

       John Deere 5.9L 2-cyl gasoline
       John Deere 5.9L 2-cyl all-fuel
       John Deere 5.9L 2-cyl LP gas
       John Deere 6.2L 2-cyl diesel
    full engine details ...
     

    Capacity:

    Fuel:24.5 gal [92.7 L] (all-fuel)
     26.5 gal [100.3 L] (gasoline)
     33 gal [124.9 L] (LP gas)
     20 gal [75.7 L] (diesel)
    Aux. fuel:1 gal [3.8 L] (all-fuel)
     0.25 gal [0.9 L] (diesel pony)
     

    3-Point Hitch:

    Rear Type:II (optional)
     

    Power Take-off (PTO):

    Rear PTO:independent
    Rear RPM:540
     

    Dimensions & Tires:

    Wheelbase:93.7 inches [237 cm]
    Weight:6790 to 9241 pounds
    Front tire:6.00-16
    Rear tire:13.6-38
    full dimensions and tires ...
     

    John Deere 730 attachments:

     front-end loader
    all 730 attachments ...
     

    730 Serial Numbers:

    Location:Right side of tractor
     in front of and below pulley.
    photo of 730 serial number

    1958: 7300000
    1959: 7303761
    1960: 7322075
    1961: 7328801
    Final: 7330358

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    John Deere 730 Power:

    Drawbar (claimed):53 hp [39.5 kW]
    PTO (claimed):59 hp [44.0 kW]
    Plows:5
    Drawbar (tested):53.41 hp [39.8 kW]
    Belt (tested):57.77 hp [43.1 kW]
    power test details ...
     

    Mechanical:

    Chassis:4x2 2WD
    Steering:manual
     power (optional)
    Brakes:differential mechanical drum
    Cab:Open operator station. Optional Float-Ride seat.
     

    Hydraulics:

    Type:open center
    Valves:1 or 2
     

    Belt Pulley:

    Diameter:12.8 inches [32 cm]
    Width:7.4 inches [18 cm]
    RPM:1,125
    Speed:3,790 ft/min [1155.19 meters/min]
     

    Electrical:

    Ground:positive (12V)
     floating (24V)
    Charging system:generator
     

    Battery:

    Number:2
     4 (diesel)
    Volts:6
     

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