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John Deere 4255

John Deere 4255 tractor photo
1988 - 1992   4055 Series
Row-Crop tractor
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Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
 Saltillo, Mexico


4255 Hi-Crop:high-clearance

John Deere 4255 Engine:

   John Deere 7.6L 6-cyl diesel
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Fuel:65 gal [246.0 L]
Hydraulic system:13.5 gal [51.1 L] (Powershift 2WD)
 15.9 gal [60.2 L] (Powershift 4WD)
 16 gal [60.6 L] (Quad-Range 2WD)
 17.2 gal [65.1 L] (Quad-Range 4WD)

3-Point Hitch:

Rear Type:II
Rear lift:6175 lbs [2800 kg] *Advertised as 6550 pounds, the tractor was only able to lift 6175 during testing.
 8077 lbs [3663 kg] *With optional assist cylinder. Advertised as 8470 pounds, but actual tested lift was 8077 pounds.

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:independent
Rear RPM:540/1000 (1.375)

Dimensions & Tires:

2WD Wheelbase:106.7 inches [271 cm]
4WD Wheelbase:105.3 inches [267 cm]
Weight:12225 to 14050 pounds
Front tire:10.00-16
2WD Rear tire:18.4-38
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John Deere 4255 attachments:

 front-end loader
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4255 Serial Numbers:

Location:Serial number plate on the rear of the 4255, above the PTO shaft.
photo of 4255 serial number

1989: 1001
1990: 3001
1991: 5501
1992: 10001

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John Deere 4255 Power:

PTO (claimed):120 hp [89.5 kW]
Drawbar (tested):112.26 hp [83.7 kW]
PTO (tested):127.91 hp [95.4 kW]
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Chassis:4x2 2WD
 4x4 MFWD 4WD
Final drives:inboard planetary
Brakes:differential hydraulic wet discs
Cab:Cab standard.


Type:closed center
Capacity:13.5 gal [51.1 L] (Powershift 2WD)
 15.9 gal [60.2 L] (Powershift 4WD)
 16 gal [60.6 L] (Quad-Range 2WD)
 17.2 gal [65.1 L] (Quad-Range 4WD)
Pressure:2530 psi [174.4 bar]
Valves:2 or 3
Pump flow:26.5 gpm [100.3 lpm]
SCV flow:20.6 gpm [78.0 lpm]


Charging system:alternator
Charging amps:120


Cold-cranking amps:925

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