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John Deere 4230

John Deere 4230 tractor photo
1973 - 1977   Generation II Series
Row-Crop tractor
Previous model:John Deere 4020
Series next:John Deere 4430
Series back:John Deere 4030

The John Deere 4230 was the Generation II replacement for the popular 4020. A row-crop tricycle front-end was an option on the 4230. Along with the smaller 4030, this was the final tractor from the Deere's Waterloo factory to have a tricycle option.


Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built:33 (gasoline)
 90 (Low-Profile)


4230 Hi-Crop:high clearance
4230 LP:low-profile

John Deere 4230 Engines:

   John Deere 6.6L 6-cyl diesel
   John Deere 5.9L 6-cyl gasoline
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Fuel:37 gal [140.0 L]
Rear hubs:2.25 qts [2.1 L] (Hi-Crop final drives)

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:independent
Rear RPM:540/1000

Dimensions & Tires:

Wheelbase:104 inches [264 cm]
Weight:8100 to 10800 pounds
Front tire:11.00x16
Rear tire:18.4-26
full dimensions and tires ...

John Deere 4230 attachments:

 front-end loader
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4230 Serial Numbers:

Location:Serial number plate on the rear of the John Deere 4230, above the PTO shaft.
photo of 4230 serial number

1973: 1000
1974: 13000
1975: 22074
1976: 28957
1977: 35588
Final: 42331

how to read serial numbers...


John Deere 4230 Power:

Drawbar (claimed):86 hp [64.1 kW]
PTO (claimed):100 hp [74.6 kW]
Drawbar (tested):83.95 hp [62.6 kW]
PTO (tested):100.32 hp [74.8 kW]
power test details ...


Chassis:4x2 2WD
 4x4 HFWD 4WD (optional)
Brakes:differential hydraulic wet disc
Cab:Open operator station. Four-post Roll-Gard ROPS optional. Sound-Gard cab with air-conditioning optional.


Type:closed center





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