John Deere 4000

John Deere 4000 tractor photo
1969 - 1972
New Generation Series
Row-Crop tractor
Series map:
*Estimated engine power for comparison only.
ManufacturerJohn Deere
Row-Crop tractor
Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built7,987 (total)
 7,294 (diesel Synchro-Range)
 428 (diesel Power Shift)
 256 (gas Synchro-Range)
 9 (gas Power Shift)
The 4000 was a high horsepower-to-weight tractor, designed as a "runner". Using the same engine as the 4020, but being almost 1000 lbs lighter, the 4000 could, in the same amount of time, pull a 4-bottom plow fast enough to cover the same acreage as a 4020 with a 5-bottom plow. The John Deere 4000 was also an economy tractor, providing the same power as the 4020 with fewer features and smaller rear axles.
John Deere 4000 Engines
John Deere 6.6L 6-cyl diesel
John Deere 5.9L 6-cyl gasoline
Engine details ...
John Deere 4000 Transmissions
8-speed partial synchronized
8-speed full power shift
Transmission details ...
John Deere 4000 Power
Drawbar (claimed)84.82 hp
63.3 kW
PTO (claimed)96.89 hp
72.3 kW
Drawbar (tested)82.59 hp
61.6 kW
PTO (tested)96.89 hp
72.3 kW
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Two-wheel drive
Power steering
Independent hydraulic wet disc brakes
Tractor hitch
Rear TypeII
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear RPM1000
 540/1000 (optional)
Dimensions & Tires
Wheelbase100.25 inches
254 cm
Weight8,605 lbs
3903 kg
Front tire9.5x15
Rear tire16.9x34
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4000 Serial Numbers

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4000 Serial Location
John Deere 4000 serial number location
Serial number plate on the rear of the John Deere 4000, above the PTO shaft.
Charging systemgenerator
 Motorola alternator
Charging amps35
Battery volts6
4000 references literature
The John Deere 20 Series New Generation Tractors by Benjamin Hain
Operator's Manual 4000 and 4020 (OM-R46934) published in 1969
Operator's Manual 4000 and 4020 (OM-R48273) published in 1971
Tractors 1918-1976 published by John Deere
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Updated on August 25, 2022
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