John Deere 730

John Deere 730 tractor photo
1958 - 1961
Two-Cylinder 30 Series
Row-Crop tractor
Manufacturer:John Deere
Type:Row-Crop tractor
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:$3700 (1960)
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.
730 General-Purpose:row-crop tractor
730 Standard:wheatland-style tractor
730 Hi-Crop:high-crop tractor
John Deere 730 Power
Drawbar (claimed):53 hp
39.5 kW
PTO (claimed):59 hp
44.0 kW
Drawbar (tested):53.41 hp
39.8 kW
Belt (tested):57.77 hp
43.1 kW
power test details ...
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
Fuel tank: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)
Engine details ...
Chassis:4x2 2WD
 power (optional)
Brakes:differential mechanical drum
Cab:Open operator station. Optional Float-Ride seat.
Transmission:6-speed unsynchronized gear
Transmission details ...
Type:open center
Valves:1 or 2
Tractor 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 7861 pounds
Front tire:6.00-16
Rear tire:13.6-38
Full dimensions and tires ...
730 Serial Numbers
Location:Right side of tractor
 in front of and below pulley.
photo of 730 serial number


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Belt Pulley
Diameter:12.8 inches
32 cm
Width:7.4 inches
18 cm
Speed:3,790 ft/min
1155.19 meters/min
Ground:positive*Positive ground for the 6V and 12V systems.
 floating*The 24V electric-start diesel is not chassis grounded, with both sides of the battery system connected to the starter. The lights and gauges are split on two 12V systems.
Charging system:generator
Batteries:1 (diesel pony)
 2 (gas/LP)
 4 (diesel electric)
Battery volts:6
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Last update:February 26, 2021
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